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The Hitachi C8FSE Bevel and Miter Cutting Saw

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When it comes to saws, the Hitachi C8FSE compound miter saw has to be among the most popular saws. The fact that it is a compound miter saw is a contributing factor to the popularity of the tool. However, the tool has the quality details that are associated with all Hitachi products.

The product is first competitively priced, though not the cheapest. The durability, performance and user-friendliness of the tool degrees are the highest when compared to the other tools of the same class as the C8FSE. There are a number of reasons why one should acquire the C8FSE Hitachi saw if one is looking to get a miter saw.

Hitachi C8FSE

Hitachi C8FSE Bevel and Miter Cutting Saw


One of the reasons why one should consider buying the Hitachi C8FSE miter saw is the powerful heavy duty grade motor that it runs by. The tool has a high 9.2 amp electrical motor that ensures that the cuts are smooth and fast. The motor generates a no load speed of 5,500 rpm.

The saw can thus be useful in making cross cuts and miter cuts easily. When exposed to a load, the electronic speed control system ensures that the speed is constant to give precise and smooth cuts at all times. The inbuilt motor has a system that also protects it from overload thus ensuring that it has a longer lifespan.

The Miters and Bevels Features

The compound miter saw is recognized for being well featured with great capabilities in cross cuts. The controls of the miter and bevel cuts with the Hitachi C8FSE are easy to control. This is due to a positive thumb actuated control on the chosen degrees. The miter saw has both bevel and miter capacities.

When it comes to the miter angles lies between 0 to 57 degrees to the right and 0 to 45 degrees to the left. The bevel angles range from 0 to 5 degrees to the right and 0 ton48 degrees to the left. The saw has positive stops on all the common angles which are 15, 22.5, 31.6 and 45 degrees to the right or left.

Cutting Features

The Hitachi C8FSE is fitted with a blade of 8.5 inches in diameter which gives the saw the ability to cut through 2 9/16 inches at a pass. The tool has the capacity of cutting up to 12 inches deep at 90 degrees to the work piece. The linear ball bearing system and the pivoting system also make the cutting accurate and larger in capacity.

The cutting has additional features that aid in getting a clean cut. The saw has a splinter guard and vertical elastomeric handle that help in reducing the vibration effects from the saw thus getting a clean and accurate cut.

The Hitachi C8FSE also has an inbuilt clamping system that aids in holding the work piece in position when cutting. The size of the compound saw also aids in the ease of cutting. The saw measures 21 27/32” in width, 31 3/32” in depth and 19 3/32” in height. The Hitachi C8FSE Miter ASaw also weighs just 31 pounds which is enough for eased transportation and operation.

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