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#1 posted 12-26-2012 07:28 PM

William, My Hitachi was the same one from Lowes. I used it for 2 years. The knob to tilt the table is plastic and broke the first week. The pinless blades don’t stay tight, I would even clean the oil off and rough the ends up with sandpaper to help keep it tight. Then the plastic throat plate on the table around the blade wasn’t flush with the table and was a real pain when cutting small pieces. After 2 years the switch started shorting out and Mike fixed it then I got rid of it. I paid 179.00 for it at Lowes and used the heck out of it so I guess I got my moneys worth, but it did frustrate me. I made some great projects with it I guess it’s just a matter of what you get used to. After finding my RBI Hawk recently on craigslist, I wonder how I ever managed to use the Hitachi at all. It would be a good saw for someone just starting to see if they like to scroll but I think someone with your talent would be disappointed with it. Keep your eye on craigslist and see if you can find a better saw.Also check the local pawn shops sometimes you can find some great deals there.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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