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Forum topic by dionk posted 01-24-2012 08:20 PM 1339 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2012 08:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw hitachi cr10ra3 saw table

Hello everyone,

I have one more question for everyone. I am looking at getting the Hitachi C10RA3 table saw. I would only be using it for the odd DIY project and would not be doing any sort of fine cabinet making or anything. Is this a good table saw for what I would need it for? Thanks for everyone’s help!!

-- Dion - Small Town Alberta, Canada "I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, 'Whoa, I'm way too high!' -Bruce Baum

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#1 posted 01-24-2012 08:54 PM

I did a quick Google search and the first review I found contained this.
-”All parts are metric, making replacement difficult to impossible unless you order directly from the company. Lastly, as I am now discovering, you cannot upgrade the saw with aftermarket parts (i.e. no zero clearance inserts, no riving knives, no splitters, no featherboards, no miter gauges, no jigs, not sure about aftermarket fences, but I am guessing no on that one). You either have to find a way to alter the parts (like featherboards because the miter slots are on the table saw are not standard) making them more expensive, or, you simply build them yourself.”

I would look at the Porter Cable, Dewalt, or Ridgid jobsite saws in this price range. Much more standardization. Especially the miter slots. you need standard 3/8” x 3/4” miter slots for so many things. Many of the cheaper saws use little narrow slots with ears sticking out to hold the miter bar in place. They prevent you from even making your own jigs.

One more comment. If you are hell bent on getting a cheap saw, just go all the way and get a Ryobi. For about $100 it’s as good as any of the others.

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#2 posted 01-24-2012 09:00 PM

I personally Like the BOSCH with the rolling stand.I was a cabinet installer for 13 years and used the same BOSCH for five years before that it was a Mikita before that it was a Delta.I never used a Hitachi but they make good stuff.

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#3 posted 01-24-2012 10:26 PM

The idea is to get the most saw for your money that will suit your needs. What’s your price range, and what’s your shop situation? I’d only buy a portable if I needed to toss the saw in a truck and move it from site to site frequently…otherwise a full size stationary saw has all the mechanical and performance advantages.

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