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Forum topic by BenDupre posted 04-17-2017 03:22 PM 507 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BenDupre

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04-17-2017 03:22 PM

Hitachi C12RSH2 at Menards

I am looking to upgrade the HF 10in sliding miter saw. I only use the HF for rough cuts but i would like something reliable to do segments or even mitres (on a miter saw? The hell you say!) I have quite a few 11% rebates saved up. This is going for $369 right now before rebate. It just dropped $30 from 399. I have found a few bad reviews and a few good ones. IDK which ones to trust.

So i have to get something at Menards and they carry their cheap brands plus Hitachi and Bosch. I want the Bosch glider but unfortunately i dont have THAT may rebates saved up.

Also, is it worth getting a 12in saw? I want to upgrade but i probably wont be cutting 4×4 stock or even crown molding. I mainly want something that will be accurate and has a laser.

Thanks!

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#1 posted 04-17-2017 03:29 PM



Hitachi C12RSH2 at Menards

I am looking to upgrade the HF 10in sliding miter saw. I only use the HF for rough cuts but i would like something reliable to do segments or even mitres (on a miter saw? The hell you say!) I have quite a few 11% rebates saved up. I have found a few bad reviews and a few good ones. IDK which ones to trust.

So i have to get something at Menards and they carry their cheap brands plus Hitachi and Bosch. I want the Bosch glider but unfortunately i dont have THAT may rebates saved up.

Also, is it worth getting a 12in saw? I want to upgrade but i probably wont be cutting 4×4 stock or even crown molding. I mainly want something that will be accurate and has a laser.

Thanks!

- BenDupre

I recently picked this saw up and, so far, I do love it. The biggest issue is that the total width of cut is only about 12 inches and the Dewalt 12 inch will cut, I think 14&1/2 in width. The slide mechanism on the side of the saw allows you to set it near a wall without clearance issues. Pricewise, I saw this at Lowes yesterday for $369 as regular everyday price, so not sure how much of a sale the Menards deal is.

All in all-a solid saw for everyday.

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JRsgarage

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#2 posted 04-17-2017 03:37 PM

i had 10” hitachi and it was pretty accurate and very strong. small and light and easily cut 4×4. i don’t really use the laser on any of my tools

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 04-17-2017 04:16 PM

I bought the Hitachi 8 1/4” sliding compound Miter saw back in 1987 and it was dead on accurate. Back then my saw went for $500.00. I still used it to this day. First job I did with this saw is build two gazebos with many compound miters all 99.99% perfect cuts. I like the Hitachi brand. Our son in law bought the 12” and I borrowed it to cut Crown Molding. Nice!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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