Tools #2: Hitachi C12LSH 12" Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw with LCD Display and Laser Marker

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Blog entry by Brian Lackey posted 11-21-2009 03:25 AM 2106 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Anyone own one of these? Looks sweet! Was offered one from a friend. Price yet to be determined.

Hitachi Saw

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 04:05 AM

Brian, I don’t have this particular saw but do have an older 10” version and it is one of the tools that I regularily use in my shop and home improvement projects. This one looks like a pretty good saw but I tend to shy away from reconditioned tools. For $65 more a new one can be bought at But I am sure you could use this figure as a baseline for determining the price that you are willing to pay for your friend’s saw.

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 04:55 AM

I do, I bought it from Lowes a couple months back its my first miter saw and works great. I had my eye on this saw after it got best value in Popular woodworking magazine. The best price I could find was $565.95
After spotting it at my local Lowes for $599.95, I really wanted it but just didn’t have that much money. One day while checking out the tools I saw a yellow tag on this very saw. It was on close out for $418.95. I Quickly came up with enough money and didn’t ask any questions. I am very happy with this purchase.
Pros: digital controls slider design allows for less space behind the saw 12” blade that comes with the saw is very nice and cuts very clean very well built and easy to use This saw required no adjustments its spot on out of the box
cons:It is pricey for a miter saw Its Quite heavy, I wouldn’t recommend it to a contractor type guy who needs to transport it to the job daily, Hope this is helpful.
Also there is a very good demo that was on utube

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 02:19 AM

Good way to find out is to go to and put in the model number. There’s a lot of reviews for this saw from people who bought it there and have a recommendaton with a 1-5 star rating.

When i bought my 12” Bosch I considered the Hitachi but not this monster model.

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