I am in need for a dedicated Miter saw for my home shop. I am getting tired of dragging home either the Makita or the DeWalt company owned PMS.
I realize that on this site some don’t like power miter saws but I do. I must not be as precise as those. I want a Power miter saw that would set up against the wall and would remain in my shop. I am on the Big Sky tool email list so I get specials from them on a regular basis. I have purchased reconditioned tools and am comfortable with them for the savings they present. So, today the email had the Hitachi C12RSH 12” Sliding Compound Miter saw. I had a Makita Sliding Compound Miter saw and I sold it about 7 or 8 years ago. The blade guard would not stay up when the saw was engaged and moving to the cut position. It worked fine with the guard taped up but I could not use that with my guys due to Workers Comp rules on tool safety. Since then I have just owned Compound Miter saws and have had good luck with many Makita, Dewalt and a 8 1/2” Hitachi-CSMS. So, when I see the price of $260 for the 12” CSMS Hitachi with the slide that can let you put it up against the wall I am thinking this might be the ticket for my home shop.
I am looking for input to see if others have had these and pro’s and con’s on how they work. This saw is going to set in one spot once I get it. I have got others that are moved from job to job. So, once it is set up its done it is going to stay there.
Yeah, I would love to have the new Bosch but this thing is half the price plus a 12” and I have 6 to 8 12” blades I could be using.
-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.