Ryobi claims "Best-in-Class" for many of its tools, and its wet tile saw is no exception. This is the class of tools you can afford.
Installing Tile? Then You Need a Wet Tile Saw, Period.
Or you can rent a tile saw. That's fine, except you'll need to build a day or two of learning curve into your rental cost. Then, once you've mastered the tool, every day stacks up more rental costs.
But wouldn't it be nice to own a tile saw, and take your time learning how to cut tile correctly and safely? Don't you think it would be great to have the luxury of time to do your tiling project right, instead of rushing it along? That's where a consumer-grade tile saw like the Ryobi 7" comes in.
All the Basics You Need, Plus Some Extras
On top of that, you've got a devilishly simple spring-like device which Ryobi calls an End-of-Cut Reminder. This slows down your cut at the end to minimize broken tiles. Should you purchase the optional pump (see next section), the Clean Wave Wall™ prevents sediment from junking up the pump. Finally, the bevel block lets you scribe bevels into the tile edges.
Pumpless Flow System™
It's debatable whether or not you want a pumpless tile saw. With pumpless saws, you get clean water but you need to be near a tap. This pretty much ensures that you'll be cutting tile outside. But outside is a good place to cut tile anyway.
Tile saws with pumps free you from the faucet, but sediment is a constant concern. Your choice. The good thing is that this Ryobi model has a pump for optional purchase, should you decide to go that way later on.
How Does It Work?
The Easy-Glide Table™ does glide less easily than one might expect. Consequently, your work piece moves into the blade with a tiny bit of pull.
All in all, this Ryobi 7" wet tile saw is a decent, inexpensive product for DIY tilers.