Hitachi C 12V Table Saw - Any opinions?

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Forum topic by Modmouse posted 03-01-2012 04:41 AM 2397 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2012 04:41 AM

I currently have a Ryobi BT3100 Table Saw so I have been keeping my eye out for a used Cabinet saw to upgrade to. I am aware of some of the better brands (Jet, Powermatic, Delta, Grizzly, etc.), but I saw this model on craigslist in perfect working order for $225. Considering a Jet or Delta runs about $800-$1000 around here, this seemed worth looking into, and the only other one I can find for sale (or for any type of research for that matter) is currently on ebay for $800. Does anyone know anything about Hitachi table saws (I have a 12” miter saw by Hitachi and have been very pleased with it) and is this as good a deal as it appears?

Any insight or opinions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 05:03 AM

Vintage saw. Higher-end import in its day. I have a Hitachi
bandsaw from the same era and it is very well made where
it counts… and a little flimsy in areas that don’t. Hitachi
is a pro-carpenter brand from Japan and machines were
generally meant to be taken to job sites so they are
built to balance portability with capacity. 110 volt generally.

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 03:01 AM

Im unfamiliar with this saw but seeing 12v in the title makes me think its cordless…its actually the only reason i clicked on this post thinking i could see a cordless table saw

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 04:30 AM

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 04:53 AM

That looks a lot like the Steel City saws.

I would say that is a nice deal for the money. Does it have a fence? Still a good deal even if you have to buy an aftermarket fence.

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