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Hitachi C12LCH 12" Compound Mitersaw

WOOD magazine rating


* Digital LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) for clear and accurate miter and bevel readings
* Hitachi's Laser Marker system for increased cutting accuracy
* 15 Amp motor with 1,950 Watts of max output power for the toughest cutting jobs
* Micro bevel adjustment for fine tuning bevel angles
* Horizontal handle with soft, vibration reducing elastomer grip adds comfort and control
* Large pivoting fence raises fence height to 5-1/8" for cutting crown molding vertically
* Carbon brush access, allows user to replace brush as needed to greatly prolong the life of the tool
* Large table, provides better material support
* Thumb actuated positive stops, easy to use for quick miter adjustments
* Blade Diameter: 12"
* Amps: 15
* No-Load Speed: 4,000 rpm
* Miter Angle Range: 0-52 Degrees Right & Left
* Bevel Angle Range: -3 Degrees to 48 Degrees Left
* Laser Marker: Yes
* Handle: Horizontal
* Weight: 43 lbs

WOOD magazine review

Digital miter and bevel scales

Review Summary

High points: This is the only saw with digital miter and bevel scales, which proved reliably accurate. A fine-adjustment knob makes sneaking up on bevel angles easy and precise. The single, adjustable laser proved accurate. Low points: We found a slight sloppiness in the miter stops, and the 45° stops proved inaccurate in our 8-miter frame test. (We relied on the digital readout for accuracy.) When depressed, the detent lever rubs the table as you change the miter angle.
More points: Shim brackets allow you to set bevel angles beyond 45°. Hitachi makes this same saw without the digital readout but still with the laser (model C12FCH) for $280.

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