Founded in 1910 by Namihei Odaira, an electrical engineer in the Ibaraki Prefecture. The first product manufactured by the company was a 5 HP electric induction motor, the first of its kind in Japan, which was originally developed for copper mining. The company name translates to mean “sunrise”. Over the years, Hitachi has expanded into various different business segments including information and telecommunication systems, social infrastructure, high functional materials and components, financial services, power systems, electronic systems and equipment, automotive systems, railway and urban systems, digital media and consumer products, construction machinery and other components and systems.

There are a number of different Hitachi brand chop saws featured here to assist with your projects. In addition to full descriptions of the tool and its specifications, we also provide you with an overview of online reviews in an effort to help you choose the right product for your home or work setting.

  • Hitachi C8FSE 9.2-Amp 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

    Hitachi-C8FSE-Miter-SawThe simple way to describe this miter saw manufactured by Hitachi is by saying it is powerful, well built and full of features. The details include a 9.2-amp 5,500 RPM motor which spins an 8.5-inch blade into whatever you choose to slice through. The revolutionary compact slide system removes rear clearance as the saw head can slide along fixed rails. This is a huge bonus if you are using it in tight quarters and need a close cut. Plus, the miter has positive stops for left or right angle cuts at 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees along with bevel angle cuts to 48-degrees on the left and 5-degrees on the right. What this means is the Hitachi C8FSE is versatile – actually it’s more than versatile, it is hardcore versatile allowing for some incredible cuts that can enhance virtually any kind of project.

    Weighing in at 42.7-pounds (shipping weight) this saw is perfect for a beginner as well as professional as there are plenty of user friendly features. They include a splinter guard located behind the fence which reduces tear-out leaving behind clean, finished cuts. Another great addition is a comfortable vertical handle with a vibration-reducing grip, a large table for solid support and a built-in clamping system for better securing of whatever you are cutting. Add to all of this a handy dust collector and clean up becomes a snap and carbon brushes in the motor are easy to access allowing for simple cleaning which will add years to the life of this product.

    Online reviewers like the Hitachi C8FSE rating the lightweight construction and overall design as great innovations. The angle cut measurements were rated as accurate with very little to complain about although the replacement of some parts with plastic may be bothersome to some consumers, many won’t notice anything but a difference in weight compared to previous design models. The portable design is also praised by customers who own this product. The preciseness of the cuts do come in question if you are looking for extreme accuracy but for work that is primarily simple cuts in nature, it does a great job. Overall, a great saw that can be used in various settings although it may not last as long in a commercial job site as it would in a backyard shed or basement workshop. Read more…

  • Hitachi CC12Y 15-Amp AC/DC Handheld Cut-Off Saw, 12″ Wheel Diameter and 1″ Arbor

    Hitachi CC12Y 15-Amp AC/DC Handheld Cut-Off Saw, 12The Hitachi CC12Y Cutoff Machine is one of the most imposing power tools from this corporation, and probably one of the most versatile. This machine offers a tremendous amount of versatility while tackling different projects. (Particularly those that need cuts to be made to metal matter already installed).

    This rough cutoff saw allows construction experts to handle virtually any project thrown at them. Powered by a 5000 RPM motor, it includes a 12 inch cutting wheel deck that could accept blades as well as rough wheels. This gives users the option to quickly zip through metal in addition to masonry without any genuine headache or trouble whatsoever.

    Though the moveable cutoff machine marketplace is not as cluttered as the “chop saw” one,  there are more options flooding the market every year. Even still, it is possible that this Hitachi CC12Y will carry on dominating for years and years to come – that is how far ahead of the competition it is right now! Hitachi CC12Y Machine probably isn’t a tool that you are going to run around with on a job site, but if you were going to – you wouldn’t throw your back out either. Read more…

  • Hitachi C10FSBP4 12-Amp 10-Inch Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw

    Hitachi C10FSBP4 12-Amp 10-Inch Sliding Dual Compound Miter SawThe Hitachi sliding dual compound miter saw, offers definite form and function for the trim carpenters, framers, and woodworkers. The positive stop on the miter and bevel scale make it easy to read dimensions and quick settings.

    With a 45-degree angle, the dual bevel angle range user can quickly turn over the saw blade in addition to leaving the materials in place. The linear ball bearing glide system as well as the white on black miter scale, offers superior precision and visibility. Electronic speed control keeps RPM’s steady and unintentional cuts are avoided with the electric brake aspect. The Hitachi C10FSBP4 10″ Dual Compound Miter Saw provides smooth, accurate miter and crosscuts in a diverse range of work. This could include framing pieces, cutting wood, plywood, ornamental panels, soft fiberboard, hardboard, as well as aluminum sashes.

    The Hitachi C10FSBP4 offers excellent performance with its dual-bevel cutting system, soft start function, electric brake feature, electronic speed control, plus more. Adjustable pivot fence supports work piece for enhanced stability while cutting. Electric brake aspect halts the rotation of the blade within seconds, preventing unintended cuts. Carbon brush access allows the user to restore brushes as needed to prolong the life of the tool. Read more…

  • Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Laser

    Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with LaserThe Hitachi C12FDH 12″ Compound miter saw, with double bevel, features Hitachi’s exclusive laser guide scheme for cutting precision. The saw head bevels to the right or left – allowing the material to stay steadily in place for final cutting efficiency.

    It cuts a diverse range of wood, crown molding, decorative panels, plywood, soft fiberboard, hardboard and aluminum sashes. After main bevel angle is secured in place, the micro-bevel alteration knob could be used to dial-in to an exact angle, without the weight of the saw head compromising the accuracy.

    Special laser guide system precisely indicates where the blade would cut the material, and can be easily adjusted to the left or right of the mark, depending on what the user requires. Larger pivot aluminum fences, that stand at a height of 5-1/8″, allow crown molding to be cut upright for accuracy. Don’t expect something that is lightweight as this Hitachi C12FDH device comes with a strong motor and a big blade. It’s less than 60 pounds, which is still weighty, but is still easily moved from place to place. Read more…

  • Hitachi C10FCE2 15-Amp 10-inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw

    Hitachi C10FCE2 15-Amp 10-inch Single Bevel Compound Miter SawI have used Hitachi C10FCE2 10-Inch Miter Saw rather extensively, because it cuts extremely well.

    It’s also very simple to use. You could say that it is one of the tools that you rely mostly on, even when newer  or more state of the art machines are released.

    Grand out of the box experience You could tell that you bought something grand, just by the out of the box experience. I tore the packaging off the Hitachi 10-inch miter saw and inspected each item. The Hitachi saw, plus the accessories were pretty impressive.

    Zero shaking – you might have read in other miter saw reviews that this saw has no vibration when you power up. Accuracy at it’s best. Take note that this element takes on a distinct bevel design. The Hitachi C10FCE2 saw head only tilts to the left. You can move the table to either direction without any troubles. The saw delivers accuracy and the cuts that it makes are repetitve. I believe it’s the most excellent miter saw that works with precision without the help of a laser guide. Read more…

  • Factory-Reconditioned: Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Laser

    Factory-Reconditioned: Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with LaserThe Hitachi C12FDH 12″ Double compound miter saw, with double bevel, features Hitachi’s exclusive laser guide system for cutting precision.

    The saw top angles to the right or left, allowing the material to stay firmly in place for cutting efficiency. It cuts diverse types of wood, including  plywood, crown moldings, soft fiberboard, decorative panels, hardboard plus aluminum sashes.

    After primary bevel angle is protected, the micro-bevel alteration knob could be used to dial-in to an exact angle without the mass of the Hitachi C12FDH saw head compromising the precision. The Exclusive laser guide system indicates precisely where the blade would cut the material. It is easily adjustable to the right or left of the cut mark, depending on the users preference.

    A tall, pivot aluminum barrier that stands at a height of 5-1/8″, allow the crown mold to be cut upright for efficiency. It has 15 Amp motor with 1,950 Watts of output power, which  effectively powers through hardwoods with ease. Elastomer compound coats the flat handle, reducing vibration, while adding comfort in addition to preventing slippage. . Read more…

  • Hitachi CC14SFS 14-Inch 15-Amp Portable Chop Saw with Trigger Switch 4000-RPM

    Hitachi CC14SFS 14-Inch 15-Amp Portable Chop Saw with Trigger Switch 4000-RPMA hefty 15 Amp motor produces a no-load velocity of 3,800 RPM for superior cutting efficiency.

    The adaptable fence is simple to use and miters 45 degrees to the right or left for flexibility. The chute off the back of the saw divert sparks and could be angled to suit the workspace. Practically located trigger buttons, with lock-off key, operates the saw and prevents an accidental start.

    Elastomer covered D-handles vibration, adds comfort and prevents slippage when making cuts. Quick-lock or release vise provides fast feeding in addition to changing of materials of diverse sizes.

    Spindle lock provides easy mounting or removal of cutting wheel. It’s able to cut diverse steel materials like pipes, round bars, angle iron shaped steel, and other materials like conduit pipe, channel, tubing plus drywall track.

    The Hitachi CC14SFS 14-in moveable cut-off saw operates on a 2,000 Watt, 15 Amp Hitachi motor, which delivers 3,800 RPM. Increased comfort is provided by the flexible grip rubber handle. The quick locking vise improves speed plus control. The arbor is 1″ Average and the cut capacity is as follows: Pipe 5 in, Bar 2-9/16 in, Steel 5-1/8″. This Hitachi CC14SFS comes with a 14-in cut-off wheel. Read more…