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

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…