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Blog entry by Obi posted 01-13-2007 05:37 AM 2228 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On first look the Hitachi C10Fl looked like a great deal but after using it for 2 years the following has become evident:
Rated according to the manufacturer ar 3 hp found out that it is actually 1 1/2 HP a bold faced lie that they should be sued for. This is a terrible design, and although bigger and better that the contractor saws I’ve witnessed lately this has no business in a cabinet shoppe. The dust collection is attrocious, the port is off-centered toward the front, while most of the dust collects on the inside edge in the rear of the saw. This presented several problems. The most hazardous was the collection of dust catching fire. Because it happened inside the frame out of view it was an act of God that I even saw it or my brother-in-law’s house would have burnt to the ground. The resulting fire melted the plastic gear that tilts the blade and now it has to be tilted by hand at great inconvenience. The fence is slightly better than the factory joke that I’ve seen on those little 3/4 HP saws that hobbiests use to cut 1/2” balsa wood.

I give this 1 thumb up and 4 thumbs down

Hitachi 10 in. Stationary Table Saw

DO NOT BUY THIS SAW

Hitachi 10 in .Stationary Table Saw

DO NOT BUY THIS SAW

• 15 Amp induction motor (3.0 HP)
• 27” x 40” table top with extension wing
• Blade tilt and blade height adjustment knobs up front for easy access
• Table top angle scale
• Enclosed motor to protect from dust and debris
• Adjustable T-slotted miter gauge
• Micro adjustment on fence
• Deluxe caster set included
• Cast iron trunnions
• Blade Diameter 10”
• Arbor Size 5/8”
• No-Load Speed (RPM) 3,450
• Max. Capacity (90 degrees) 3-3/8”
• Max. Capacity (45 degrees) 2-1/4”
• Max. Table Size 27-1/8” x 20-1/8”
• Max. Dado Width 13/16”
• Dust Collection Yes

DO NOT BUY THIS SAW

Oh yeah, $499.00 at Lowe’s and the feature I like, the power switch that i can hit with my knee to shut it down, bad thing is that it only cuts 26” to the right of the blade. Other than that, I like the saw very much for my first saw. The next one will proably be a cabinet maker’s saw costing 3 or 4 times as much

DO NOT BUY THIS SAW DO NOT BUY THIS SAW DO NOT BUY THIS SAW DO NOT BUY THIS SAW DO NOT BUY THIS SAW



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#1 posted 01-13-2007 05:41 AM

ooops, wrong button

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#2 posted 01-13-2007 05:54 AM

I’ve stopped commenting on table saws for two reasons.

First, I’m not qualified to give opinions on saws that I haven’t used.

Second, I’ve began to realize that virtually every saw is a clone of another – most made in Asia.

The name of the game for most OEM’s is private labeling. Some will try to convince that they have the saws specifically made for them with special features, but I think this has to be taken with a grain of salt in most cases. Only but the largest OEM’s simply have their names added to the saws. That’s the only customization involved.

Sorry to be a skeptic on this one, but having once imported product out of China and having visited many manufacturing companies there, I know this to be true. And with some of these manufacturers, they go to elaborate lengths to convince the OEM’s that they only make stuff for them. But half the time, these OEM’s are not even dealing with the manufacturer, rather with an agent who will tell them anything to get the sale.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#3 posted 01-13-2007 06:20 AM

I was only asking you to give us a review on YOUR table saw and whether or not you’d recommend it to others. I can’t give a review on anything other than what I use now or have used before, and since i don’t remember all the saws I’ve ever used I only gave a review on MY saw. You must not have read the second sentance.

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#4 posted 01-13-2007 10:24 AM

Michael. Sorry, I wasn’t objecting to your review – the point I obviously poorly made was that if I commented on my saw it may mean nothing to others as it’s a badged Asian made saw. The badge it carries would probably mean nothing to anyone (other than Aussies) and may or may not be the same as, or very similar to a dozen others with different names.

I own a generic 12 cabinet saw of fairly good quality. The version I purchased is badged Leda.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#5 posted 03-07-2007 04:11 AM

DO NOT BUY THIS SAW

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#6 posted 03-07-2007 04:13 AM

Obi: Whats your feeling about the Hitachi Contractors Saw? I heard you have one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 03-07-2007 04:22 AM

I dont have an opinion Karson. The LumberELFS snuck in here and altered my blog.

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#8 posted 03-07-2007 04:24 AM

As long as you didn’t burn down your Brother-in-laws garage and all of your stuff in it.

You’ve been blessed today.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 03-07-2007 04:26 AM

The fire was about 28 days ago.

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#10 posted 03-07-2007 08:39 AM

LOL Obi.. what LumberELFS are you talking about? ;)

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#11 posted 03-07-2007 09:28 AM

Obi, I’m sorry to hear about the fire. I’m afraid I missed this post and asked questions about the fire on your other post.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 03-07-2007 10:57 AM

Delta unisaw they have been great for me but they are more money than the one you rated. The one I have is now 15 years old and still plugging along with no problems. I installed a incra fence system on it a couple of years ago with router tables on both sides of the saw so I could used the fence for them also. I did not think much of the unifence that came with the saw. But I think they are putting bessemmer fences on now and they look like they would work better.

-- vlee2@ford.com

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#13 posted 03-07-2007 03:45 PM

Appearently Hitachi Reps don’t care enough about their customers to search the (soon-to-be) most used forum for woodworkers in the world, or they would have seen this and said “Dear Mr. Obi, what can we do to make you a happy customer?”

I really do believe that Ryobi, Dewalt, Hitachi and whoever else is out there making cheaper table saws should make a bigger badder model with a real 3 HP motor that can handle the chores.

Lumberjocks of the world have stepped up, it’s about time for the manufacturers to.

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