|Review by mrg||posted 12-18-2011 05:47 AM||17974 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
- Hitachi C12RSH Dual Compound Sliding Miter W/Laser Marker
- Brand: Hitachi | Category: Miter Saws
I bought this saw last month after doing quite a bit of research and looking for the best bang for the buck. This saw had very good reviews on the internet and I spoke with a couple of contractors that had this saw and got good reviews from them also.
If you are going to be using this saw on job sites you will need a portable stand for it, this thing is no light weight it weights in at 65 pounds.
I checked the back fence, bevels and miter angles and this thing was set perfect from the factory.
The stock blade needs to be changed it is good for rough cutting and construction work.
Capacity is nice. Not very loud, can lock slide so the motor slides so you can set the saw against a wall or you can lock the motor to the slide front and have the rails slide out the back. This is a nice feature. The laser is adjustable so you can have it fall on your mark (factory setting or to the left or the right of your mark. The cutting depth can also be adjusted so that you can cut grooves if you would like. I have not used this feature.
Would I recommend this saw? Yes, because for the price you get a lot of saw for the money plus a five year warranty.
If picking it up from the store bring someone with you it is heavy and awkward to carry. You will need a truck or a station wagon or a car with a big trunk. I had to un box it to get it in my 2011 Sonota’s trunk, it just cleared the top below the rear window. You can’t get it in the back seat.
15 amps 120 volts motor with changeable brushes
12 inch blade
Max Height 4 11/16’’ x 12 1/4”
Left miter 45 degrees
Right miter 57 Degrees
Left and right bevel 45 degrees
Compound miters Left 45 Left 45 or Left 45 Right 31 or Right 45 Right 45 or Right 45 Left 31
Standard Acc: 12” 60 tooth wood blade, Dust bag, 17 mm Box Wrench to Change Blade, Vice Assembly and a Holder.
Optional Acc: Extension Holder & Stopper, Crown Molding Vise Assembly, L & R Crown Molding Stopper.
Shop around the best price I found is the big blue box store for $399 with no discount. I was able to get this saw for $320.