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Phil68

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507 days ago

I just bought this saw and have only made a couple of test cuts. I was cleaning up and noticed what looked like a missing plate on the back of the saw. I looked it up on Hitachi’s site and the parts list shows a plate in the diagram and mine doesn’t have one. It’s item 1, 2, and 3 on the following diagram…

http://www.hitachipowertools.com/PDF/All/C12RSH_BD.pdf

Can anyone tell me if their C12RSH has this plate on the back of their saw. If it’s something thats generally not on the saw then I won’t make a stink. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Phil


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nonserviam

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#1 posted 506 days ago

Hey Bud, I have this saw and it has no plate on the rear, I did however buy the saw used. Cuts like a beast.

-- -Vita brevis breviter in brevi finietur-

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TheDane

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#2 posted 506 days ago

+1 on nonserviam’s post … no plate, and mine also cuts like a beast. Bought it new last month.

Maybe Hitachi’s QC is a little sloppy … read a review from a guy who got one without the Side Cover (140) that has Hitachi’s name on it!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Phil68

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#3 posted 506 days ago

I got a response from Hitachi Customer Service in less than one hour via email. Here’s the response from Melissa at Hitachi…

“Good morning Mr. C,

The C12LSH and the C12RSH are both covered in the same owners manual. Our C12LSH model comes with a digital display which has a module on the back of the saw that requires the back plate. The C12RSH does not have the digital display therefore the back plate is not included with this model.

Thank you,

Melissa Johnson
Customer Service
Hitachi Power Tools

...so we’re all good! :D

Going to use the saw this morning. Adding to our deck out back. I’m hoping to give my review on this thing in the next day or two.

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mdawson2

31 posts in 578 days


#4 posted 506 days ago

I always wondered why the back of mine looked like it was missing something! Thanks for taking to the time to find out! Make sure you adjust the fence and stops to make sure everything is square before using it! I don’t think mine was off, but still good practice!

BTW, have any of you guys made a ZCI for it yet? I adjusted the inserts, but then tried to do something stupid with the saw and busted a chunk of the left plate. I was thinking about making an insert for it and am wishing they would have made it square instead of curved. Would make it much easier to replace!

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jonwright

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#5 posted 506 days ago

I’ve used the heck out of mine (for a home owner) and I’m pretty pleased with it. Mine is missing that plate, too, so I’m glad you got the answer from Hitachi CS.

I do like that it has a brake on the blade when you turn it off – kinda wished my TS had one.

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mrg

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#6 posted 506 days ago

No plate on mine.

@mdawson2 I take a piece of luan with double stick tape to make a pseudo zci when I think it’s needed.

-- mrg

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Bullet

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#7 posted 505 days ago

Glad to see the positive comments on this saw. I’m might be getting one soon! I’ll be doing my whole downstairs ~1300sf of 5” wide red oak flooring ~ how accurate are the cuts? Anyone had any issues with the saw going out of square?

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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TheDane

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#8 posted 505 days ago

Dead on out of the box so far.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Bobmedic

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#9 posted 505 days ago

I have one and love it. Was going to buy a Kapex but this saw is just as good and for a third of the price.

-- Save lives, ease suffering, reduce morbidity and mortality, stomp out pestilence and disease, postpone the inevitable, and fake compassion. The Paramedics Creed

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mdawson2

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#10 posted 505 days ago

Mine has been pretty accurate. Align the fences and stops before you use it and you should be good to go!

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Bullet

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#11 posted 479 days ago

I ended up with the C12FDH. $171.75 from Bigskytools. Looks really nice. I’ll write a review when I get a chance.

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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