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04-22-2014 03:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hitachi compound miter saw c12rsh

Hey guys… I bought this saw this evening… It bevels to the right when I pull the pin and the clamp on the back, but i can’t get it to bevel more than 5 degrees to the right. It hits an abrupt stop there like something else is pinned. The main pin is definitely pulled out for clearance so it is not that. I’ve read the instruction manuals and contacted Hitachi, but I need help ASAP. Thanks


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#1 posted 04-22-2014 04:17 AM

I don’t want to sound like a smart ass but 15 minutes with the owners manual might help you out. I have two miter saws both have a counter clockwise rotating knob for a release as well as the pin for your “miter stops”

On my ridged there is even a thumb release.

Im pretty sure a quick glance through the owners manual on how to use the machine will help you out.

Paul

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#2 posted 04-22-2014 04:20 AM

As I mentioned I had read the manual. Any help would be appreciated.

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 04:42 AM

If you have read the manual and know how to operate it then it’s a defect and you need to send it back.

Paul

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 10:08 AM

Thanks for the great advice.

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#5 posted 04-22-2014 10:46 AM

Not to mention the obvious but sometimes the obvious is overlooked, but this saw comes with flip out fences which interfere with bevel cuts when they’re not flipped out. Is that what’s blocking the travel?

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#6 posted 04-22-2014 10:57 AM

No that makes sense but I’ve flipped those and removed the clamp down.

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#7 posted 04-22-2014 12:26 PM

Barkjay,

Have you found your problem yet? I just checked my saw and for the life of me can’t figure out what might be stopping yours from going to the right.

Does it bevel to the left real easily or is there any sign of drag going that way?

As soon as I loosen the clamp on the back and pull the stop pin, I have to hold on to the head because it tilts either direction very easily.

If I don’t bevel for a long time with mine, I find that the pin gets saw dust in it and I have to wiggle it around a little to get it to come all the way out.

On the very back of your saw, you will notice it looks like there is a cover missing with a place to put 4 screws. It doesn’t have a screw in one of those that may stop it from going to the right?

Other then that, I can’t see where there should be any reason for the saw not to tilt.

Wish I could help you more and hope you find the problem.

I’ve had my saw for a couple years and have had no problems with it and it’s been the most accurate of any of the mitre saws I’ve owned.

Good luck and let us know what the problem ends up being.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#8 posted 04-22-2014 12:32 PM

Thanks for the help… It goes to the right when I pull the pin with no problem… It’s only going 5 degrees to the left… I’ll check the back again when I get home but if it’s not working still I’m going to exchange it.

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#9 posted 04-22-2014 09:56 PM

After speaking with Hitachi, I returned the item to the store and they exchanged it for a saw that is functioning properly out of the box.

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#10 posted 04-22-2014 10:02 PM

Could of been a piece of Styrofoam or something stuck in the back where it bevels, mine collected a lot of dust back there and would only go over a certain amount on one side the other day and you couldn’t even see where it had compacted, took sometime to clean it out but works again.

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#11 posted 04-22-2014 10:08 PM

barkjay18, glad to see you got it replaced. Enjoy your new saw.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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