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teenagewoodworker

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02-24-2008 10:02 PM

Hey i was wondering if anyone has any information or experience with the Hitachi C10FCE2 10” Compound Miter Saw. i need a miter saw for my next project which will be featured in my next podcast. this one looks well made for a good price and all i really need is a 10” model. if anyone knows anything about this miter saw or has a friend who knows anything about this miter saw please leave a comment about it.


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#1 posted 02-25-2008 12:04 AM

I don’t know about Hitachi’s 10 inch saws, but thier 15 inch is a beast!...All the old school trim carpenters would use those saws. So if they have made the 10 inch like the 15 then I would say its probably a good saw. I have used a 10 inch DeWalt and it was good…just a little rough on the start which is a problem when trying to hold a piece in place. I got a 12 inch dual bevel DeWalt. Its really smooth (bc it has a belt drive) and can cut like six inch crown standing up. Sorry I am getting off topic…The only thing that I know to tell you is that the direct drive saws are not as smooth, but they can still be really good. And Hitachi has had a good amount of time to perfect thier saws. Of course no saw is good unless it has been tuned to cut square. So keep talken to guys and maybe someone has used one. P.S. Do a show or series of shows on building a night stand. Just an idea.

-- Jeremy

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#2 posted 02-25-2008 12:06 AM

I already spoke briefly on a similar saw in your previous post. I have the C10FSH which is the 10” sliding version. It is a tough call which receives more use- this saw or my table saw. With mine the scale leaves a lot to be desired. It was a deficiency that Hitachi has since corrected in their newer models (mine is about 3 years old). This is one tool that I am not considering upgrading as I plan on keeping it a long time and have not had any problems with it so far.

While it is a good tool, it is only as good as the blade that goes on it. I use Forrest blades for both my table saw and miter saws. There are other good blades out there but I, personally happen to like the Forrest brand.

Hope this helps.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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teenagewoodworker

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#3 posted 02-25-2008 12:12 AM

ya that helps. i have already planned to buy a new blade with the saw. i am planning of the Porter Cable Razor Blade as i use the 7 1/4” version and i am very happy with it (especially it’s price). since the 10” version also got a good review i will try that out first if i can find it at Home Depot, or Lowes.

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#4 posted 02-25-2008 01:26 AM

I have the same saw that Scott mentioned-the sliding compound miter saw version. Have had it for almost 10yrs, and while I agree the scales could be improved, it’s a great machine. If your budget is tight, I can understand opting for the miter saw version. But if you can stretch to purchase the sliding version you will find it as useful as Scott says it is.
As far as a blade, while I use a Forest Blade in my table saw, the compound miter saw will produce great results with Freud blades. I used the 40 tooth one for years, and have just moved up to the Freud 80 tooth model. At $69.00 (half the price of the Forrest) it’s a real value for the money. Make sure to buy the industrial model-ie. the one with the red coating (got mine from Amazon.com).

-- Gerry

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#5 posted 02-29-2008 04:49 AM

I got me a dewalt. My brother was wanting a finished project so I convinced him he needed one and he did. Lucky for me I know tools. So he got his project and…we’ll since he doesnt use the saw…..

I since wanted to upgrade to a 12” slide but $600 wasnt part of the budget.
So look what the cat dragged in:
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f257/Jerrywashere/Rockwell002.jpg
Only $145 new condition. Local school upgraded, they auctioned everything they had. You might want to have a conversation with any principal in your area.

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