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

by Hitachi

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  • Externally accessible carbon brush for quick and easy brush changes
  • Easy-to-use positive miter stops for quick miter adjustments to 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees to the both left and right
  • This product is guaranteed by Hitachi's industry-leading warranty to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of five years from the original purchase date
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Technical Details
Part NumberC8FSE
Item Weight19 Kg
Product Dimensions76.2 x 41.1 x 39.4 cm
Item model numberC8FSE
Voltage120.00
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB001FOQU3G
Best Sellers Rank #20,615 in Tools & Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight19 Kg
Date First AvailableSept. 6 2011
  
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bryce on April 22 2013
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thought i would chime in on this, in case anyone else bought this saw and is having a hard time getting good cuts!
turns out at least on the saw i got, the one piece casting was warped/mismanufactured! the blade was binding against the plastic piece which sits along the edge of the cut line on the base of the saw. i got my square out and discovered that the entire casting is warped to such an extent that the cut line is out of square 3/16" over the 11" of slide travel. impossible to get a square cut, and all the bevel angles would be wrong by a few degrees. wow! i might expect this sort of thing from ryobi, or mastercraft, but hitachi?? i assume that more of the same saws will have this problem, as it looks like a casting defect. just be warned, and i for one will not purchase any more hitachi products made in china!
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Amazon.com: 23 reviews
108 of 110 people found the following review helpful
Its doesn't replace the older one. March 25 2009
By Joshua Briere - Published on Amazon.com
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I'll break it down simply put, the good and the bad. I was not sure if this saw would replace the older version and be as well built. It's not the same quality as the older one. Hitachi designers did a good job making this saw very light weight, but sacrificed some of the quality with plastic and a thin casted table. The saw was dead on with the cross cut set at 0 degrees. Miters came out fair when cutting large crown but were off by maybe a 1/32"-1/16" every time. Here is what I found out. I took a framing square and checked the relationship between the left and right fence. That was on the money. I then checked the table and realized that the miter center table sat below the left and right outside support tables a whole 1/16th. There is no adjustability to raise or lower the miter table and that's why my cuts are off slightly. That combined with the play of the head and rails having some slop and being able to freely clunk the head to the right and left a 16th. The best way I can describe it is it feels like the head doesn't ride on the right rail snuggly, and by the time you tighten the slide action so you don't have any play its very stiff to slide. Also the blade guard stays low when you bring the head down and doesn't allow you to start your cut with a back stroke and then to finish your cut with the forward stroke with ease. The kerf insert is also another big 1/32 below the already low miter table. That's 3/32nds out of level. The good is that it is very light, portable, decently accurate and it has a rebate as of right now for a Hitachi 2 1/4hp router. I work in very high end homes working with prefinished huge crown molding and paneling, etc and need the accuracy to be within a 1/32th. If you don't need this kind of precision then this saw is a decent unit. If the table wasn't out of level with the base I would have worked it out. But because you can't adjust this problem I am sending it back. It's also kind of cheesy to be blunt. As an alternative I bought the Hitachi 10" slider which is a Japanese made unit and is proven to be accurate from my experience. Hope this review helps some finish carpenters out there
25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Not for professional use March 4 2010
By Patrick Braddock - Published on Amazon.com
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I puchased this saw with the impression that this was an updated version of the classic Hitachi 8 1/2" saw. I fact, it is nothing more than a cheap knockoff of the original. Underpowered, poor cut quality with a brand new blade, and the added bonus of a propencity for throwing ouffcuts.

I sold it after a year of ownership in which I advoided using it as much as possible. I recieved $200 for the saw, a stand, and new 60 tooth blade, and could not wait to see it go- happy to be rid of it.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Watch the hook March 24 2009
By Justin M. Zeller - Published on Amazon.com
I just sent back the third C8FSE in a row. None of the three could cut a straight line... I ordered the Forrest bladeForrest CM08H606100 Chopmaster 8-1/2-Inch 60 Tooth ATB Miter Saw Blade with 5/8-Inch Arbor for as clean a cut as possible. I square the fence to the blade, and on small stock it looked great. But when I tried cutting wide stock (12" or more) for cabinets, the manufacturer defect showed up.

The arbor on the first saw was bent, making blade visibly wobble. I returned it for replacement.

The arbor was good on the second, but the entire head was cocked out of parallel alignment with the slides. With the factory blade installed, the maple veneer would slightly tear out on the left as the blade exited the ply. With the Forrest blade there was no tear out, but after completing the cut my co-worker and I could both see a belly that let in daylight between the cut and a straight-edge.

I had the same problem with the last replacement.
24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
Expert review May 9 2009
By Bradley C. Stewart - Published on Amazon.com
Having owned 6 Hitachi C8FB2 saws this new version does not compare. Very cheap. Save yourself the time and misery spend the extra hundred and buy the saw built for a lifetime. My shop cuts a million dollars of exotic hardwoods a year with the C8FB2.
15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
trimmer Nov. 2 2008
By dmoe - Published on Amazon.com
Been cutting trim for a long time always wanted a hitachi 8-1/2 order this saw from amazon for $251.00 great price.the good, saw cuts better than any saw I ever had,crown is easy with pre-set slots [no brainer]the bad, the table is not even with the plastic insert, annoying as hell,saw dust collection just ok, nice and lite,slide is a little stiff. I would still by it again because of the great fits you can get.and really thats all that matters.

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