Reviews and Problems with Hitachi C8FSE Slide Compound Mitre Saw 216mm 110V 1050W
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Lack of quality
MaintenanceMan, Hitachi Power Tools
14 October 2014
Summary: I litachi tools but fell this model lacks the durability to carry the name. I have worked with Hitachi tools for over 25 yrs and would rank them high on the list but the C8FSE 8-1/2" Sliding Compound Miter Saw needs to go back for redesign. I bought 2 saws at once and in a months time the brushes needed replaced on both. Then in another month the brushes when in one and had opened the gap on the plates on the armature causing sparks and eventually quit working.
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.