10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw

The remodeler’s best friend

Growing up, we were taught not to mix water and electricity. So, when it comes to remodeling projects, we may be hesitant at first to use a tile saw which utilizes water and electricity—and a diamond rim rotating blade! But you needn’t worry because there’s no better way to cut a voluminous amount of tile or other masonry materials than with a tile saw, also known as a “wet saw.”

The Chicago Electric 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw is a must-have for remodeling with tile, brink and other masonry.


The two-position cutting head enables you to adjust the blade for a variety of materials up to 3-1/2 inches thick and 24 inches in length or width. You can also make 22.5° and 45° bevel cuts. The tile saw includes a 3-gallon per minute water pump and high-impact ABS water tub that’s easy to clean. Additional features include a powerful dual capacity motor with sealed bearings and thermal overload protection, heavy-duty cast alloy column and cutting head for reduced vibration and an oversized steel frame with a precision linear bar system for smooth operation. The folding stand with wheels and diamond blade shown are sold separately.

If you’re never used a tile saw before, here are a few tips to get you started.

 


Position the tile saw on a solid and level surface. Sawing on a wobbly table could result in inaccurate cuts and potential injury.

 


Fill the tile saw’s reservoir with clean water—use a garden hose or pitcher. Make sure that the water pump is completely submerged.

 


Position the tile onto the cutting board. Adjust the fence so the blade lines up with the pencil mark demarcating where the cut should be. Keep the widest part of the tile between the fence and the blade so you can keep your hand as far from the blade as possible.

For cutting tiles along the diagonal, position a miter guide or speed square between the tile and the fence.

When making partial cuts, for example, an L-shaped cut to fit around an electrical outlet, set up the cut the same way but only feed the tile far enough into the blade as needed.

 


Position the tile, turn on the saw and make sure water is being sprayed onto the blade before cutting the tile.

 


Use a steady grip to feed the tile slowly into the blade, especially toward the edges of the tile as this is where the most breakage can occur. Do not force the cut.

 


When the cut is complete, carefully pull the pieces away and turn off the saw. Position the next tile for cutting and repeat the steps above.

Additional safety notes:

The water keeps the blade and tile cool and helps prevent particles from flying around. The water should flow freely around the entire cutting edge of the blade. If not, don’t begin cutting as this could damage the blade as well as the tile and potentially cause serious injury.

Always keep your hands away from the line of the cut to prevent injury.

Always wear safety glasses to prevent particles from injuring your eyes.

 


To insure electrical safety, it’s best to create a “drip loop.” See the illustrations above. Notice how the loop is lower than the outlet so water does not drip into the outlet.

The Chicago Electric 10 in. 2.5 HP Tile/Brick Saw is an unbeatable value—many customers have expressed how it’s cheaper to buy this tile saw than to rent one from a big box store.  The only problem is there will be no excuse not to tackle more remodeling jobs! Check out other tile saws and accessories available from Harbor Freight or visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

 

 

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Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light

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This Rotating Magnet LED Work Light stays put on metal surfaces via a powerful magnetic base and provides 180 lumens, making it ideal for automotive repairs, shop work and hobbies. It’s also a great emergency back-up light.

Other features include an easy on/off switch and a 360-degree swivel head that enables you to direct the beam exactly where you want it. The work light is powered by three AA batteries providing between 3 to 6 hours of run time—batteries are included.

Customers really love this work light:

Handy light to have around. Bright and easy to use in tight and difficult places. – COS Mac, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Great little light with magnet bottom and rotating head puts the light just where you need it. – Don, Bewood, NC

I use the magnetic rotating light to work on farm machinery in tight places, within the engine area, under the vehicle, and in buildings that have no lighting. This light puts out a lot of light. – Rocking Double B Ranch, Russellville, MO

I got this to help provide a small spotlight when working under the hood. It is great for that. It also helps when checking the air pressure in the dark … – Dave, Antioch, CA

Great value for this product, lots of light and the magnet holds good when I clean our pellet stove. Very good quality, will purchase more. – Lil SKI, Plattsburgh New York

Pick up one or more of the Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

Rotating Magnetic LED Work Light
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5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc

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These gloves are ideal for professional mechanics, contractors, crafters and hobbyists! Nitrile gloves provide better chemical resistance compared to latex gloves and won’t trigger latex allergies.

The nitrile gloves provide a protective barrier against dirt, grime and oil as well as many chemicals and solvents. The gloves fit right or left hands with a comfortable fit and feel. Available in medium, large and extra-large sizes, they’re ideal for janitorial work, painting, maintenance, light shop work and even food processing.

You’ll definitely want to keep several boxes of the gloves on hand after you see what these customers said:

Get two boxes—you will be glad you did … have used them for years. – Shooter, Kingsport, TN

Always use nitrile for disposable gloves in my shop. They last longer, take more abuse, and don’t puncture as easily as latex, especially with some liquids like naphtha and paint thinners. – Mr. B Jr., On the Island

This is a more reasonably priced version of the nitrile gloves you find anywhere else. The quality is every bit as high, but the price is better. – Jim, McLean, VA

I use for painting and working with glues or two part putty. Durable enough to stand up to these kinds of uses. – BFABGH, Savannah, GA

Pick up the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc today at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc X-Large
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5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Large
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5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Medium
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.50 Cal Metal Ammo Can

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This weatherproof steel ammo can is designed to hold large .50 caliber Browning Machine Gun (BMG) rounds, so it provides plenty of storage space for standard ammunition, tools or electronic gear – storage space: 11-1/8 in. x 5-1/2 in. x 6-7/8 in.

This sturdy field box is built entirely from steel with a weatherproof gasket and features a stackable design with lay-flat handle. The ammo can holds up to 34 lbs. of ammo or gear.

The ammo can has earned an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars! Here are just some of the customer reviews:

These ammo cans are of good size and well-sealed and constructed. Would recommend these to anyone and for the price you can’t go wrong.  – CColt23, Titusville, FL

This can is as nice or nicer than any Mil-Spec .50 BMG ammo can … Without all the scrapes, rust, and dents. It’s also nice the way the lid can be completely removed by simply sliding it off the pins. You won’t find a better buy, or a better can. Solid as a rock. – Bill, Glendale, AZ

New, metal, water/air tight, stackable, good size. Bought several, will buy more …  – Rich, NJ

You can pick up the .50 Cal Metal Ammo Can from your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

.50 Cal Metal Ammo Can
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5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc

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Whether you’re a professional mechanic, contractor or arts & crafts hobbyist, you’ll want to keep several boxes of the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc on hand. They come in medium, large and extra-large sizes.

Nitrile gloves provide better chemical resistance compared to latex gloves and won’t trigger latex allergies. They provide a protective barrier against dirt, grime and oil as well as many chemicals and solvents. The gloves fit right or left hands with a comfortable fit and feel. They’re ideal for janitorial work, painting, maintenance, light shop work and even food processing.

Customers have made these gloves a staple for their shops, garages, tool boxes and glove compartments.

They are excellent quality, great value, and serve many purposes. Overall you cannot beat these for their value. – Brian the Refinisher, Fort Worth, TX

The nitrile gloves work great in my wood shop when applying finish. Very strong, I can use them several times before wearing out gloves from putting them on. – Wayne’s Woodworks, SE Portland, OR

Use them for everything from grease and oil to processing deer. –  Larry, Rome, NY

Can’t ask for a better glove to do dirty work or to handle things that could bring harm to your health. – Cowboy Ken, Vancouver, WA

I use them on everything, car repair to household cleaning. – Big T, Mechanicsville, VA

Pick up the 5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc today at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc X-Large
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5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Large
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5 mil Nitrile Powder-Free Gloves 100 Pc Medium
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4 IN. RATCHETING BAR CLAMP/SPREADER

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Harbor Freight’s 4 In. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader is a light duty tool that’s perfect for delicate woodwork or scale modeling. The clamp features a pistol grip for easy one-hand operation and a quick-release button that works with the touch of a finger.

The bar clamp easily converts to a spreader by simply removing the fixed jaw and placing it on the opposite end of the bar. Pick up half a dozen or more for your garage or shop—you can never have enough of these clamps.

These clamps have been upgraded from their predecessors thanks to feedback from customers like you. Check out these reviews:

I grabbed three as soon as I got home and clamped a wooden gear I was gluing up. They were a great size to fit my space and held firmly. – Alan, Las Vegas, NV

These clamps are just what the doctor ordered. They are small (but with large jaws). Provide strong hold. Easy to adjust when putting on; easy to pop off. Have used them to climb a guide for my circular saw; both for cross-cultural and ripping. Hard to believe you can get such a great tool for so little money! – Gill Heath, Carney, MD

Never have a problem clamping small projects with these. Every time I drop by the store, I  always pick 2 up. You can never have enough clamps! – Frequent Shopper, Virginia

Pick up the 4 In. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. Ratcheting Bar Clamp/Spreader
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90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder

The 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder from Harbor Freight Tools provides the functionality of a MIG welder without the hassle of gas. This Flux Core Arc Welder (FCAW) is specifically designed to use self-shielding flux-cored welding wire, eliminating any need for gas and regulators normal MIG welders require. With a variable speed wire control and thermal overload protection, this flux wire welder is easy to use with mild, low alloy steel. It’s not suitable for aluminum or stainless steel.

Here’s what customers are saying about this welder:

Love this welder for thin sheet metal work and welding up to 3/32″ thick steel. Works great right out of the box. Have tried several name brand wires with it and the one that works best is actually Harbor Freight-branded wire. I have the least amount of spatter, and slag with their wire. – BryWilder, Continental, OH

Very easy setup, makes very nice welds. I’ve used it off and on for about a week with no issues. Great product for the money. Fantastic buy. – Jimmy, Dothan, AL

I’ve used this machine to repair several mower decks, repair a garden cart, & convert an old workmate style bench into a welding table… What I really like is it runs off 120 volt which makes it portable … – Tallahasse Handyman, Tallahasse, FL

Pick the 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder as well as welding accessories from your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder
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4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander

combo sanderThis combination sander is a great addition to any garage or shop. The adjustable belt sands inside and outside curves with ease and accuracy, creating smooth finishes. Other features including a powerful ¾ HP motor, reinforced steel motor housing, cast aluminum table that tilts up to 60° for use with belt or disc and a miter gauge for sanding angles on workpieces.

Check out customer reviews about the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander:

Hands down the best deal for a tool like this …. Bill, Florida

When building Adirondack chairs I had to round off the edges and angle cuts. Worked very well and a lot easier than a handheld belt sander. Easy to assemble and even easier to use. – Rod the rookie carpenter, Texas

Comparing the size, price and features, this product cannot be beat … – wolves69, Parkersburg, WV

This unit is well built, performs just like a much higher priced machine. I am very satisfide with this purchase. For a do-it-your-selfer this is a machine you could only hope to find at this sale price, but Harbor Freight did it. Thank you! – Donnie the bee, Englewood, FL

Pick up the 4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander at your local Harbor Freight Tools store.

4 in. x 36 in. Belt/6 in. Disc Sander
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Your New Favorite Workbench

60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood WorkbenchEvery shop, garage or craft room needs a good workbench—and the 60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench from Harbor Freight Tools is a beauty!

This hardwood workbench features a 60 in. x 20 in. top and four felt-lined drawers. A precision-machined wood block vise and pre-drilled dog holes give you multiple options to secure projects. Plus, the tabletop is finished with a protective, clear lacquer finish.
With over 800 reviews, the workbench has earned an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars:

Easy to assemble. Well designed and manufactured with good materials. Sturdy and incredibly affordable. It’s a great deal. – Steve, St. Johnsbury, VT

I am a professional high-end cabinet maker. I ordered this unit for my home shop and it arrived intact, all the parts were there, simple to assemble and the workmanship of the unit is way beyond what I paid. It is solid construction and with the built-in vise, one of the nicest layouts I have seen. Bravo to Harbor for another great piece of equipment. – Rich the carpenter, Long Island, NY

For the price it is hard to beat this bench. It was easy to assemble and exceeded my expectations for quality. Love the little extra of the felt lined drawers. I liked it so much, I bought two. – Rick, Huntersville, NC

You can pick up the 60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench at your local Harbor Freight Tools store!

60 in. 4 Drawer Hardwood Workbench
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What a Wonderful Weld

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored WelderThe 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder from Harbor Freight Tools provides the functionality of a MIG welder without the hassle of gas. This Flux Core Arc Welder (FCAW) is specifically designed to use self-shielding flux-cored welding wire, eliminating any need for gas and regulators normal MIG welders require. With a variable speed wire control and thermal overload protection, this flux wire welder is easy to use.

This welder is designed to be used with mild, low alloy steel. It’s not suitable for aluminum or stainless steel.

Check out what customers are saying about this welder:

This is the perfect welder for making pipe racks and fixing any weld leaks on sprinkler piping. For the money you cannot beat this product. It is also 110v so it can be used anywhere. – Jamie, Gadsen, AL

I’ve been welding for 17 years now. That being said, this welder is absolutely perfect for everyday use at home. Even if you’ve never welded before, watch a two-minute video on YouTube on the basics and you’re set! Minimal weld spatter and slag. Good solid welds. Even on thin steel. I recommend this welder. – Marc G., San Antonio, TX

I have had this thing for a year now and let me just say it has paid for itself by 10 fold. Kicking myself in the butt for not buying it sooner. I have fixed my bush hog, other tractor parts, a shelter frame, etc., etc. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed. Also I had never welded before. – Hoot, Ayden, NC

Visit your local Harbor Freight Tools store to pick up the 90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder as well as all welding accessories.

90 Amp-AC, 120 Volt, Flux Cored Welder
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