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First Look: New Bosch TC10 Wet Tile & Stone Saw

First Look: New Bosch TC10 Wet Tile & Stone Saw

by Ethan Hagan (email Ethan) | | October 5, 2012 | 7 Comments »

Editors Note: If you’re interested in learning more about the Bosch TC10, check out the full review, and see what a pair of professional tile installers had to say.

I just received the new Bosch TC10 tile and stone saw and folding stand yesterday, and I’m really excited to get this into the hands of my tile contractors. I saw this saw for the first time a few years ago at a Bosch media event, and was blown away with the smooth action of the sliding table. Plus, this saw can do it all- 24″ rip capacity, bevel cuts and plunge cuts. Here’s a first look at the TC10, and you can expect a detailed review to follow.

Bosch positioned 4 sealed ball bearing casters on the underside of the table, and these casters ride on stainless steel rails. I’m curious to see how consistent the table moves after cutting a bathroom worth of porcelain tile.

The top of the table is rubberized, and with the extension, the large work surface is perfect for supporting large dimension tile.

Bosch includes a quick-adjust guide for angled cuts with detented stops at 22.5° and 45° angles.

By the motor housing are two knobs. The larger one is a depth adjustment knob for making plunge cuts, and the smaller knob is depth stop knob for setting the maximum depth.

On the backside is the bevel adjustment lever for making 0°, 22.5° and 45° bevel cuts.

The guard unlocks with a knob providing easy access for blade changes.

Bosch integrated a GFCI into the power cord.

The table has a small, spring-loaded catch on the underside that will lock the table for transporting the saw, and the extension can be secured with a pin on top.

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7 Responses to First Look: New Bosch TC10 Wet Tile & Stone Saw

  • jeff_williams responds...
    October 5th, 2012 9:22 am

    My favorite feature of that saw is the water/splash guards. More saws need those. I used saws with many of the other features you highlighted but I’ve never seen one with the overspray catchers.

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    Ethan Reply:

    I haven’t seen the splash guards in action yet so I curious how much spray they catch. Also, they make the footprint a good deal larger, and I’m not sure if a Pro will bother. Tile guys I’ve seen setup plastic, and the splash guards will have to work exceedingly well to eliminate that step.

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  • poiboybf responds...
    October 5th, 2012 1:51 pm

    Beautiful looking piece of machinery. Not surprised to see Bosch on top of their game, as per usual.

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  • MissFixIt responds...
    October 5th, 2012 2:09 pm

    Looking forward to the detailed review. I have this tile saw here. http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/3/StationaryTools/TableSaws/PRDOVR~0556740P/Mastercraft+7-in.+Slide+Tile+Saw.jsp?locale=en

    The bosch ones looking way better. I did however get a good price on the one above that price they advertise is regular they go on sale a lot.

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  • trebor responds...
    October 6th, 2012 8:10 am

    I’m excited to see this in action in your detailed review. I know very little about tile saws and doubt I will ever buy one but it’s nice to see how the pros do it :)

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  • paintergal responds...
    October 6th, 2012 9:20 am

    Whoa, That is an impressive piece of machinery! Looks pretty high end,
    I like the idea of the rubber mat for the tiles to set on. I have a cheapy wet tile saw. Does fine for the limited amount of tiling I do, but I can see the advantage of having a nice one if you tile frequently.

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  • Reuben responds...
    October 8th, 2012 10:57 pm

    sure looks nice. Looking forward to hearing how it performs. What’s the price tag?

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