I gave QEP (re: tile saw) the benefit of the doubt, but I was a little disa
I contacted/complained to QEP and they repeatedly tried to blamed the damag
e(?) on shipping and handling, but they did offer to replace the saw.
I contacted Zoro, whom I bought the saw from, and they didn't hesitate to r
eplace or refund. I elected a refund.
I was at Home Depot and noticed they had a model 61024 set up. There was n
o spacing between that motor housing and blade/blade guard, as my saw had.
When I got home, I did another inspection of my saw. Take a look at what
else I discovered: the arbor, arbor bearing. I didn't pull/push on it, but
the arbor is probably loose, also. No doubt water got inside the motor, a
lso. My initial complaint was about the spacing between the motor and bla
de guard, hence the exposed arbor would fling/spray water, causing water to
get into the switch box area.
I sent QEP and Zoro these pics, with comments.
I went by Harbor Freight and checked out their Chicago Electric 10" tile sa
w. It's heavier than the QEP saw, it looks and feels better built, the sta
nd is more firm/sturdy/larger wheels, the work table slides better, the fen
ce is much, much better, has more HP, less expensive. The only downside: I
won't get 20% off (coupon) until Thursday.