|Review by Coffinmaker||posted 01-19-2008 06:40 PM||3882 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
- Hitachi C12FCH 12” Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker
- Brand: Hitachi | Category: Miter Saws
I have always looked at Hitachi Tools when they first came out and starting reading all the reviews I could find on there new line of tools.I was REALLY impressed because after reading( the reviews..) on them I never once read anything bad about there products.I even posted questions on several Woodworkers forums.When the time came to replace my tired old Delta I chose an Hitachi 12 inch Compound Miter Saw,well also for the fact I got a great deal on it too..!!As always when buying a new tool I felt giddy and couldnt wait to make some sawdust.!!After opening the box the first thing I noticed was how well built and study the saw felt.Everything was well packed and the instructions were well written.I made sure nothing was binding and the blade looked good.I couldnt wait to fire it up…I checked the alignment of the laser and made a minor adjustment to correct it.My first cut was with some scrap wood just to make sure everything was set.
Well..it cut perfect and was a happy camper.!! I love this saw BUT as with any tool you buy some people find a few tiny faults as I did.The only 2 things I didnt really like was the 32 tooth blade that came with it.I guess for general cutting it would be no problem but having to go out and buy another blade you need seems like kinda of a hassle after spending close to 250.00 dollars.The other problem ( which seems to haunt every tool I read about..) is dust collection.It seemed like the bag wasnt working even though I checked it several times.I guess now is the time to start thinking about buying or building a dust collection system for my shop,but after thats all said I wouldnt have changed my mind on buying this saw.I am VERY HAPPY about this purchase.