Ridgid R4090 Tile Saw, “The Beast”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The EHT staff has relied on Ridgid wet saws for years, and we recently had the opportunity to test “The Beast”—Ridgid’s new “best-in-class” 10-in. tile saw (Model R4090). We decided that “The Beast” is an appropriate nickname for this monster saw that should offer tile professionals everything they could want in a high-capacity cutting machine. It features a variable-speed motor to adjust cutting speed for the material, such as glass and porcelain. It offers the largest cut capacity of any tile saw currently on the market (34-in. rip; 24-in. diagonal; 3-3/4-in. depth). The multi-position cutting head tracks left and right along a guide arm, expanding cut capacity and ensuring the best position for the table to support the tile. The sliding table expands along two guide bars to support the largest of tiles. The cutting head can be adjusted to any angle between 0 and 45 degrees. A removable table extension provides work support for straight cuts in tiles up to 34 in. (in front position) and diagonal cuts for tiles up to 24 in. (in rear position). The whole system rests on Ridgid’s Wet Saw Utility Vehicle (WS-UV), which is an integrated mobile work stand that collapses with single-point release for easy portability on 8-in. semi-pneumatic wheels, and then sets up in seconds as a sturdy working platform. Not only did The Beast slice through tile after tile without a hitch, but we used it to cut natural stone up to 3 in. thick. With its remarkable work capacity, multiple features and exceptional quality of cut, and the EHT staff looks forward to using “The Beast” on many tile projects to come. Visit www.ridgid.com/thebeast.

      

 

 

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