This saw looks pretty bad. Like everything, I got it used. It was originally sold by a dealer in Hawaii so I reckon the humidity did a number on the paint. Then it found its way to the mainland and was owned by at least 2 coastal cabinet makers before I bought it.
The 3” wide blade makes resawing a breeze and setups for cutting 1/8” pieces are a breeze. I used to dread resawing because the setup was so tricky. With the Hitachi, as long as the blade is sharp it’s going to cut straight.
The motor is weird, 110 volt universal (brush type) with a gearbox. The saw sounds really weird starting up. Power is not bad though. I haven’t used it on any woods that would properly be considered hard. Feed rates can be very quick compared to what I was used to with other resaw blades on general purpose band saws.