United Rentals offers a plethora of concrete equipment, including an impressive lineup of masonry and tile saws. Our inventory of expertly maintained masonry and tile saws has gas and electric configurations to suit the needs of your project. Masonry saws are heavy-duty machines with higher maximum cutting depths for straight cuts on heftier materials such as large concrete blocks, stone pavers and granite. Many of our masonry saw rentals are equipped with anti-kickback safety systems and modular blade guards to keep your operators safe. Tile saws have a lower maximum cutting depth but are designed to cut more precisely, making them perfect for angled and irregular ceramic or glass tiles.
Learn more about our masonry and tile saw rentals in our FAQ section below.
While tile and masonry saws look similar, they are designed for different uses. Wet tile saws are designed to cut through thin tiles. They are more precise and can cut at different angles. Masonry saws are heavier-duty machines made to cut through thick materials like natural stone, granite and more. If you have a variety of cutting to do, such as cutting through stone pavers, tiles and brick, a masonry saw would be a good fit. If you are only cutting tiles or pavers around 30 millimeters thick, a tile saw would be the best choice.
Wet tile saws use a water-cooled blade to efficiently cut through tile. By keeping the blade wet and cool, the tile saw can make quick work of a lot of tile without overheating. Additionally, the blade does not have teeth, making it excellent for precision cuts.
Yes, a tile saw can cut stone pavers as long as they do not exceed the maximum cutting depth of the blade. For instance, a tile saw can cut around 30-millimeter thick pavers.
Yes, a tile saw will cut granite as long as the granite does not exceed the maximum cutting depth of the blade. Tile and masonry saws are designed to cut abrasive materials such as ceramic, natural stone, brick and concrete. However, tile saws have a limited cutting depth. So if you need to make straight cuts on large pieces of granite, a masonry saw may be the better fit.
Using a miter saw on tile is not recommended because miter saws are typically outfitted with blades designed for woodcutting. If you use a blade designed for tile cutting, it will work, but tile saws or masonry saws are ideal for cutting tile.