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Forum topic by Jeff H. posted 10-27-2008 09:20 PM 7417 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2008 09:20 PM

Hello everyone, New to the forum.Lots of information for the beginner here and i guess i will jump right in.Lowes has the Hitachi c12fdh compound miter saw on sale for $199.00(originally $319.00).I’m looking to start some home projects and read some reviews on this saw that were overall good.But some users have stated they have had problems with the R. and L. fences not lining up correctly for straight cuts.Has anyone had any experience with this saw?.I have read the miter saw reviews here.Thx in advance. Jeff

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#1 posted 11-17-2008 03:43 PM

Hello Jeff,

How did you make out with this decision? I’ve a Delta 10” MS that I bought several years ago so I can’t help you with your Hitachi. Generally I’ve found that you should buy the best tools you can afford, and not buy a tool just because you can afford it.

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#2 posted 11-30-2008 07:22 AM

Sorry to respond so late.I missed the sale and think this may become a X-Mas present from the wife.I just need to let her know which brand.The Dewalt and Rigid 12” dual bevel non-sliders are on the list now.Basically im looking for a saw that can cut at least 5” crown molding for a project.I think i can accomplish this with some planning and practice cuts. Thx, Jeff

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 06:04 AM

Hey Jeff,
I have the c12fdh by Hitachi, and have had no problems with it, or the fences being untrue. My only complaint is that it is rather loud,(high pitch whine) but I just wear earplugs. I can say a bit about my experience with their customer service. I bought my saw from the local pawnshop for about 150.00, cause it looked brand new. It didn’t have an instruction book, so I didn’t know what it was supposed to have with it. When I looked it up on their website, I found I was missing several parts, including a dust bag. I emailed them, told them the whole story, and asked if they would help out. They sent every part I was missing. Free, including shipping. It was about $50 worth of misc parts. That won’t make me just buy Hitachi exclusively, but it will weigh in on future tool purchasing decisions for sure. Whichever brand you choose, the Christmas sales this year ought to be worth watching! Hope this helps.

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#4 posted 12-01-2008 09:38 PM

Rookie, Thanks for the info.Lowes has the Hitachi c12fdh on sale for $249.00.Maybe Santa will come early this year. Jeff

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 05:56 PM

I have this saw and noticed the other day that the laser was off…not only to the left but also the line is now angled.
I downloaded the manual which only discusses a left/right alingment.
there is a second, smaller adjustment hex…but I’m not getting it to move the direction I want.
Anyone else have a similar problem, and if so what did you do to get it re-aligned.
Thanks in advance.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 07:08 PM

wow an old thread.well i ended up purchasing a Dewalt dual bevel 12”.its been accurate and the larger capacity is helpful…sorry i can’t help PASs.try posting this as a newer post you should get some action.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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