Hitachi C10FCE2 Miter Saw Review
Hitachi C10FCE2 10-Inch
Compound Miter Saw - Review
The Hitachi C10FCE2 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw and accessories can be set-up in a few minute, and came accurately calibrated. The saw provides easy and accurate cuts through most wood types. It cuts through 2x6 and 4x4 easily with little motor lag. The strong 15 Amp motor rotates the blade at up to 5000 RPM easily making crosscuts and miters, even on the tough cutting projects. The soft start mechanism allows for trouble-free smooth operation.
The saw pivots smoothly and has solid stops at common angles. The
turn/lock handle offers accurate locking on for any angles. Preset positive miter stops provide easy access to common angles and are conveniently thumb-activated. The saw can make miter cuts anywhere between 0 and 52 degrees to the right or left. This compound miter saw has a bevel range between 0 and 48 degrees to the left. The horizontal soft grip reduces vibration while still allow excellent control. The saw comes with a large pivoting fence elevates up to 4 inches, allowing accurate cuts on larger pieces. The easy to use bevel adjustment adjusts up to 45 degrees, to the left, for precision bevel cuts. The indicator is very thin which makes for exacting measurements. There is a convenient clamp for securing work. The solid tabletop is sturdy and stable, and includes a stabilization bar prevent the saw from tipping over.
The Hitachi C10FCE2 comes with a dust collector, although it is not extremely efficient, it does capture a reasonable quantity of dust, which keeps it of your piece, and off the saw, and reduces the amount of dust you need to clean up. The carbon brushes are accessible so you can easily replace them.
There are a few issues, the instruction manual is not very well done, if you think you’ll need the manual very often this would be a problem. The plastic surface platform is flimsy it is one of the few non-metal piece in the kit. It does not come with a laser guide; including one is becoming the standard, but is easily rectified by buying one.
The Hitachi C10FCE2 10-Inch Compound Miter Saw is a most reliable saw, if you need a good 10-inch compound miter saw this one should be strongly considered. It is very powerful compare to other in its price range, and for any beginner it has various user-friendly features that will suit most basic needs. At about 26 pound it is fairly portable, it locks in the down position, and has a useful carry handle.
What's in the Box
C10FCE2 compound miter saw, 10-inch 24-tooth TCT saw blade, extended fence, dust bag, vise assembly, box wrench, and hex bar wrench.