|Review by Obi||posted 01-19-2008 06:12 PM||55297 views||2 times favorited||73 comments|
On first look the Hitachi C10Fl looked like a great deal but after using it for 2 years the following has become evident:
FOR EVERYONE WHO THINKS I PUT THE DUST COLLECTION ON FACING THE WRONG DIRECTION !!!
NOTE THAT THE PORT IS OPPOSITE THE OPERATOR. THE PORT WAS INSTALLED ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTIONS.
Rated according to the manufacturer at 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.
Hitachi 10 in. Stationary Table 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
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