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Forum topic by loiblb posted 07-15-2018 12:34 AM 424 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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loiblb

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07-15-2018 12:34 AM

I’m looking at the Hitachi C12RSH2 15 Amp 12 Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw for my shop.
Does anyone own one and if so what do you think of it.
Thanks


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bigJohninvegas

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#1 posted 07-15-2018 05:29 PM

I have that model of Hitachi miter saw. I picked it up at Costco a couple years ago and it has been working fine. Very happy with it.
I have one issue with it. Adjusting the saw tilt from side to side is very difficult to get it accurate. However this is an adjustment that I’ve only actually tried to use once. Most of the miter Cuts I do are from left to right without tilting the blade. That adjustment is very simple and extremely accurate with the little micro adjuster knob.
All in all I am very happy with the saw.

-- John

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Ripper70

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#2 posted 07-15-2018 07:06 PM

I’ve read good things about the Hitachi C12RSH2 saw but ultimately ended up buying the DeWalt DWS780. One thing to note regarding bigJohn’s commentary, is that the saw he shows above is the C12RSH which is the precursor to the saw you’re considering and differs in a few ways, namely that the C12RSH2 doesn’t have the micro adjuster knob that bigJohn references. In fact, it was one of the most common criticisms of the newer model saw that users had, in much of what I read.

A decent comparative review of both models can be read here.

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DDWW

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#3 posted 07-15-2018 07:17 PM

I have it and it works well, bought it recon from BigSky. It true and needed no adjustment. It was a crazy bargain w free delivery.

It works best when the blade is 90 degrees to the bed and making miter cuts. My only issue is being 12” makes the head heavy and it is hard to adjust the blade tilt for compound miters by fine increments.

For what I do I think if I had the option I would go for the sliding 10”

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Semwind

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#4 posted 07-15-2018 08:02 PM

I have the saw as well and have no complaints. Very accurate straight out of the box. I went back and forth on the Hitachi vs the DeWalt. I really liked the table on the Dewalt over the Hitachi,especially the locking detents. However, for the price comparison and the warranty offered on the Hitachi, I was sold. At the time I got mine, I basically got a $200 dollar miter stand for free as well due to a promo Hitachi was running. Bottom line you can’t go wrong with the Hitachi. Very good price point for what you get and they last.

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russde

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#5 posted 07-15-2018 08:40 PM



I have it and it works well, bought it recon from BigSky. It true and needed no adjustment. It was a crazy bargain w free delivery.

It works best when the blade is 90 degrees to the bed and making miter cuts. My only issue is being 12” makes the head heavy and it is hard to adjust the blade tilt for compound miters by fine increments.

For what I do I think if I had the option I would go for the sliding 10”

- DDWW

+1 to all points from DDWW, I bought it from BigSky as well

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mifon

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#6 posted 07-16-2018 10:45 PM

I have it and it works well, bought it recon from BigSky. It true and needed no adjustment. It was a crazy bargain w free delivery.
It works best when the blade is 90 degrees to the bed and making miter cuts. My only issue is being 12” makes the head heavy and it is hard to adjust the blade tilt for compound miters by fine increments.

For what I do I think if I had the option I would go for the sliding 10”

- DDWW

+1 to all points from DDWW, I bought it from BigSky as well

Like DDWW and russde above, I too bought my Hitachi from BigSky. I agree with all previous remarks made about this saw. I will add, I bought this saw as a “Reconditioned” saw at a price I just couldn’t refuse. If the saw had ever cut a single piece of wood, I sure couldn’t tell it. If you have not checked out BigSky, I would encourage you to sign up for their daily specials. You’ll find some really good deals. I have bought several other things and have been very pleased.

Mike

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