The availabilty of an accessory lazer light would be an advanatage
DISC, Hitachi Power Tools
17 May 2013
Summary: In addition to the above comment, a means to accurately determine the depth of a dado cut without resorting to running a test piece through the machine to make that determination would be advantageous. This could be done through an accessory. I found the base machine accurate and a delight to use. However, I have not experimented with all the various compound cuts available.
Summary: I have owned this saw for over 20 years. I believe I bought it when it first came out, or close to it. I am a finish carpenter and used the saw everyday, all day to trim houses. Easiest saw to use for trim I have ever owned. Dependable and low maintenance. Very durable. I gave the saw to my son-in-law, but I still grab it to use on some projects. I bought brand "B" and wish I had simply kept using my Hitachi. I may replace brand "B" anyway. Great saw.
It is the best silde compound miter saw I have ever used
Jackie06, Hitachi Power Tools
10 April 2013
Summary: The Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2" Sliding Compound Miter Saw has such a dependability on accuracy and ease of use that is unbelievable to have survived in the market for so long. I have the good fortune of owning one and it has saved my day on the job several times. The only parts I have had to replace so far are the saw blades and soon will be the motor brushes. I used my saw to cut laminated floor boards, regular framing lumber, moulding, trim and casing.
Summary: I have had this saw for less than a year and am having trouble with it cutting at a 90 degree angle. If I get it right and have to change the angle then I have the problem of getting it back to the 90 degree. Haven't figured out how to change the 90 degree setting.