|Review by Bob #2||posted 03-03-2008 10:20 PM||5824 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
- Hitachi C12FCH 12” Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker
- Brand: Hitachi | Category: Miter Saws
Last October 27/2007 I was induced to purchase the above mentioned CMS at a trade show .
They Hitachi offered me a $100.00 rebate off the floor price to complete with Bosch and Dewalt who were, as I remember, breathing down their necks with pricing.
It’s now March 3th 2008 and despite several e-mails and phone calls I am told to be patient another 2 weeks and they would give me my money back.
The last time they said that it took three weeks before I eventually called again.
Had they not told me this from the outset and every time I have called them I would not have had to turn the file over to the Canadian Competition Bureau this morning.
This has all the markings of a Bait and Switch plan.
In addition to putting a bad taste in my mouth, I have discovered in using the saw that the current is still active to the motor even when the “power” switch is turned off.
There is a distinct possibility that one unfamiliar with this saw, might try to change the saw’s angle and engage the motor in doing so. That is the only handle available to move the blade.
I’m disappointed with Hitachi and their cavalier attitude toward making an agreement with me and the safety issue is something I might have reconsidered had I thought for one second that the “power switch” did not shut the saw trigger off.
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