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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great homeowner grade saw
I did not buy my Ryobi saw from Amazon, but felt compelled to give my experience. I did not have any of the problems of the previous reviewers. My saw was simple to assemble, and easy to use. Some of the things that make this saw a step above some of the other economy saws: 1. motor has ample power, 2. gutter around table to route water back to the holding tank, 3...
Published on August 2, 2012 by Aubrey J. Taylor

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Usable but only after a struggle to assemble.
I purchased one of these new, from a different vendor. Once it's put together, the saw performs OK. But the assembly instructions, particularly the illustrations, are user-hostile. All of the illustrations are in the back of the book, so you have to flip back and forth. A clever way to save a penny on paper at the expense of the user. Thanks a lot! And for all that...
Published on June 3, 2012 by Goo


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great homeowner grade saw, August 2, 2012
This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
I did not buy my Ryobi saw from Amazon, but felt compelled to give my experience. I did not have any of the problems of the previous reviewers. My saw was simple to assemble, and easy to use. Some of the things that make this saw a step above some of the other economy saws: 1. motor has ample power, 2. gutter around table to route water back to the holding tank, 3. design of the blade guard/water deflector that captures the majority of the water pulled up by the blade, 4. stainless steel table, 5. handy electrical wire storage, and 6. easy access water tank with overflow. The water tank as could be expected does capture all the cuttings and debris from the tile. I dump the water and clean the tank occasionally doing operation. I simply take off the table over the tank, tip it up the saw and wash it out with a water hose. The diamond blade is not of real high quality, but is adequate. I tiled about 320 square feet and was able to finish with the blade that came with the saw, although it is now ready for replacement. The saw fence is plastic, but locks down securely and easy to operate. The saw body is also plastic but sturdy. This saw would not be suitable for the professional, but for the home owner this is a great tool for which I'd recommend highly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for small jobs, November 12, 2012
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This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
I bought this on a closeout markdown at a box store. It's inexpensive, obviously, and not something you'd want for large or frequent jobs.

For occasional light homeowner work, it's perfect. It _does_ feel cheap, as would be expected, but it assembled easily. I used it for the edge pieces on a 2-feet-by-4-feet countertop, and the work went quickly. Edges of the cuts were quite clean.

I was pleasantly surprised at the fact it was fairly quiet after hearing stories about cheap tile-cutters being deafening. Cleanup took awhile, but I was feeling obsessive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for home improvement use, June 27, 2013
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This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
I had a small project to do (backsplash) and purchased this saw rather than pay nearly $50 a day for a rental. The saw worked very well, made clean cuts, nice miters, and overall was great for my project. Sure there is some mess but that's the nature of tile cutting. I definitely recommend.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Usable but only after a struggle to assemble., June 3, 2012
This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
I purchased one of these new, from a different vendor. Once it's put together, the saw performs OK. But the assembly instructions, particularly the illustrations, are user-hostile. All of the illustrations are in the back of the book, so you have to flip back and forth. A clever way to save a penny on paper at the expense of the user. Thanks a lot! And for all that trouble, the illustrations lack even the slightest details that could help the user figure out which parts go where. The rubber seal (which keeps water out of the motor) rubs up against the inner washer. The motor stalls and it would quickly burn out if not turned off. I had to apply grease to the rubber seal to make the motor spin with the cutting wheel attached. I used the same high-temperature grease you get with new brake calipers. Hopefully this won't dissolve the rubber, but there was no way that this saw was going to work without having lubrication applied. After some use, the rubber seal should wear down and lubrication won't be needed. Petroleum jelly would probably work fine. But some kind of grease should have been applied at the factory, or at least included with the saw. Of course the instructions give no clue how to solve this problem. Hopefully, the "factory reconditioned" version of this model has this problem solved, and maybe some additions to the nearly worthless assembly illustrations that were included with the original model.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Shocker, August 23, 2013
This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
Bought this inexpensive saw to do a small project. Problem is that it kept giving my brother, the user,a shock, something is definitely wrong. Have returned and will upgrade, scared to try another one even though the store manager had never heard of this problem.Will try a different brand.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Challenging to put it together, but I managed to ..., July 16, 2014
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This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
Challenging to put it together, but I managed to, thanks to a utube video. Have not used it much, but am looking forward to.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 2 words: don't buy, February 20, 2012
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This review is from: Factory-Reconditioned Ryobi ZRWS721 4.8 Amp 7 in. Wet Tile Saw (Misc.)
if you need to do one backsplash, or one shower stall, it'll be okay. but if you're planning to use this for several jobs, spend a little more money and invest in something more substantial.

the cutting board gets scratched up very quickly, and the water collecting around the edges collect a lot of debris and gets hard to clean. the water reservoir is drained by a plug inside the reservoir, but after cutting tiles for a while (especially ceramic), the buildup of tile debris gets caked on and makes draining the water very difficult. even if it DIDN'T get covered in tile gunk, you'll have a hard time draining it because you have to hold a large bucket while you pop of the drink plug from the top side.
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