Hitachi Compound Miter Saw - 10" or 12"

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04-11-2008 03:47 AM

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I would appreciate your thoughts and comments about the pluses and minuses of the Hitachi C10FCE2 compared to the Hitachi C12FDH. I am returning another brand (you get what you pay for) miter saw to Lowes and will have about $200 credit. The 10” is less than that and the 12” is almost $100 more. So aside from handling a wider piece of wood, are the 12” pluses worth it?

-- Making sawdust in South East Texas

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#1 posted 04-11-2008 04:37 AM

Wider and taller wood is the only thing I can think of.

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#2 posted 04-11-2008 06:55 AM

well lets figure this out the only time you need the 12” is if you want to cut wider wood but you trad off accuracy becuse 12” blades have more wobble at the theeth the other thing i looked at when buy my makita slider was blades by buying the 10” all my blades could pull double duty TS and miter saw all tho that dosent come up to oftin i have had to change blades to get the best results

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#3 posted 04-11-2008 11:45 AM

Go to Tools – Plus with $6.50 shipping. They have a C10FCH for $199 + bonus of flash light and drill. OR a C10FCH2 for $169. A lot of people are telling me that a slider is the only way to go. Much more money and I do not know how much you wanted to spend. Tools – plus has those you can look at as will. Good Luck!

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#4 posted 04-11-2008 11:45 AM

What Gary has posted is the only difference between the two. Unless you plan on running some really wide crown or other molding or cutting anything larger than a 4×4 the 10” should do the job. There is a minor cost differential between the 10 and 12 inch blades as well. If it were me, and I was strongly considering the 12” version, I would go ahead and get the slider.

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#5 posted 04-11-2008 04:42 PM

My thanks to you all for your comments and advice. This is a great place for learning from helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic folks.

-- Making sawdust in South East Texas

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