Great Saw for a Great Price

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Review by teenagewoodworker posted 03-01-2008 03:38 AM 11014 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my first Miter Saw so i have nothing to compare it to but i think that it is a great Miter Saw. Just to start off this saw costs 140$ at Lowe’s and i bought mine without a laser. A wise man once told me that the blade does that cutting and not the laser, and he wants to see where the actual thing that’s doing the actual cutting is going to actually cut.

Now back to the saw. it came ready to run right out of the box and all the different angles that i checked were right on. the saw has good power and great construction (not to mention the 5 year warranty). all of the major components are some sort of metal. Also one thing that i noticed was that all the set angles were cut into a sort of metal. on other saws in this price range had the stops cut into plastic. the dust collection isn’t that great and maybe only gets about 50% of the dust but as a woodworker i am not moving it around very often so i have the choice of hooking it up to a shop vac so the bag doesn’t matter much. i would buy this miter saw again if i had too or recommend it to anyone else who was looking for a 10” miter saw. if anyone wants anymore information regarding any of the saws features or components than just leave a message and i will send you back a message personally to your profile.

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#1 posted 03-06-2008 02:22 AM

Looks great. Nice saw. That “some kind of metal” is probbobly aluminum, because its light and miter saws are made to be portable enough to carry around to a jobsite. Looks very nice. That will save you alot of time in cross cutting. None of the miter saws do to great with dust collection, thats jsut the way they are. At least they get what they get. :) with out it there would be %50 more dust on the floor so I guess I’ll look at that as a half glass full thing. Looks very nice, good pick.

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#2 posted 03-06-2008 02:46 AM

enjoy your saw

-- making sawdust....

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#3 posted 03-15-2008 01:19 AM

First, I just noticed this site while doing some price and product research. I thought I would drop by and let all of you interested in this saw that Amazon has it on sale right now for only $99!

Second, LumberJocks, what a great site you guys have here. I am really impressed with both content and design!

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 03:30 PM

I have been using the C10FCE, (not the 2) for some time now. Bought it when I needed a upgrade from my Ryobi 10”.
Big test was the long drop School House Regulator that needed all sorts of 22 1/2 deg. angles and wanted the grain to flow around. It did a great job.

The Ryobi is still around and used now as the outdoor, or travelling saw.

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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#5 posted 08-10-2008 05:31 AM

Thats a nice saw, I looking at getting one for cutting moliding, 2×4’s, 2×6’s, and for on the jobsite use.

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#6 posted 12-27-2008 10:48 PM

Bought one of these for use on the job. I do electrical work and it makes short work of cutting all of my blocks once I get them marked and ready to go. Well worth the investment.

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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#7 posted 11-25-2010 05:22 AM

Just about to place an order with Amazon for $99. Best deal I have found. Never had a miter saw (other than a plastic tray with slots) before so a little new to the game. Having some difficulty understanding what kind of table I should get or need. Seen prices upwards of $500 for some. Any suggestions from you pro’s? I am most definitely a lower end DIY’R in this area. My main area of concentration is furniture refinishing.

Also, anyone have a suggestion of where I might go online to learn how to best use the Hitachi? Have seen guys cut molding but don’t see how you could cut a decent size of plywood with one of these.

Happy Thanksgiving all

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#8 posted 01-07-2011 06:31 AM

redford – i’m pretty sure you wouldn’t want to put sheets of plywood on this saw. to rip ply i would look into a table saw or even just a circ saw or jig saw with a nice long clamp on guide as a fence. or maybe i’m not getting your comment…

teenagewoodworker – you posted this a long while ago. still like the saw? i’m planning on picking one up used and came across your review.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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