Pros : Cuts through Slate, Granite, Marble, Travertine, great saw. Belts are cheap to replace, though I have not had to replace one yet. I have had other saws of this sort & I never thought I would be happy...until I bought this saw. I am extremely pleased.
Cons : Needs a bigger water tray, brass water head clogs easily, screws on back side strip easily, adjustments for the blade are complicated & time consuming, handle broke, and I was told by Diamond Laser to not use the handle. These are minor problems, as I have used other saws that are no where close to where this one is. GREAT SAW.
Other Thoughts : I bought a very large rubber maid storage container, which I put the saw into to catch the water & use a siphon hose to keep it drained, and replaced the little water tray with a tall Tupperware container that I put the pump into, this I keep out of the water that comes off the saw, which keeps the brass water head clean, and I keep the hose close so that I can refill when needed. Seems to work great.