|Arbor Size:||1 in.|
|Blade Diameter:||12 in.|
|Blade Speed (RPM):||4000|
|Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/0 Bevel):||2-3/4 in. x 8 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/45 Bevel Left):||1-31/32 in. x 8 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (0 Miter/45 Bevel Right):||1-1/2 in. x 7-1/2 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/0 Bevel):||2-3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/45 Bevel Left):||1-31/32 in. x 5-1/2 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Left/45 Bevel Right):||1-1/2 in. x 5-1/8 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Right/0 Bevel):||2-3/4 in. x 4-3/4 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Right/45 Bevel Left):||1-31/32 in. x 5-1/2 in.|
|Cutting Capacity (45 Miter Right/45 Bevel Right):||1-1/2 in. x 5-1/8 in.|
|Laser Guide System:||Yes|
|Max. Bevel Angle (Left):||48 Degrees|
|Max. Bevel Angle (Right):||48 Degrees|
|Max. Miter Angle (Left):||52 Degrees|
|Max. Miter Angle (Right):||52 Degrees|
Reviewed by 4 customers
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The Hitachi Saw arrived with a broken fence. I think this has less to do with shipping damage, although it isn't packaged for common carrier shipping, than a very poor fence design. The fence flips out of the way rather than sliding out of the way when tilting the head for miter cuts. The fence shape is so convoluted with so many thin spots in the shape that I can easily flex the fence with my hand. I would hate to see what would happen if the saw kicked during a cut while the upper fence was supporting the work piece. I made a couple test cuts (cuts that did not require the upper fence)to see if I liked the saw other than the flip fence. The dust collection is excellent, but the laser is not as described it is red rather than green and is very thin. Supposedly the laser is supposed to show the saw kerf but the laser would be much better suited to showing one of the edges of the blade. I made no effort to adjust the laser, so I can't say anything about that. I did like the rack and pinion tilt adjustment, but the knobs on the front and back of the saw are ridiculously long. This saw is as deep as my Bosch saw with a 14" crosscut, but only cuts 8".
I bought this saw because I am looking to replace an old Delta 12" dual laser saw that I love but is well beyond its service life. I need a heavy duty precise saw for daily use with a good laser system and adequate dust collection. So far I haven't found one. Of all the new saws I have tried the Dewalt has been the nicest, but the dust collection is an afterthought at best and the laser system is largely useless do to inadequate keeper springs that hold the lasers aligned.
Bought this saw C12FDH yesterday and did not realize until I used it how much better and faster it is than the old miter hand saw I have cranked on for years. I am remodeling my office and this saw is a priceless jewel. The joints fit much better than the hand sawed joints, wish I had bought it sooner, great price. Will use less putty now. Ed
Have had this saw now for a few years and after hundreds of cuts the aluminum fence starts to bend. The fence is heavy aluminum, but has started to bend inwards just from the constant contact of the lumber against the fence itself. Tried to slowly tap the distortion out of the fence to true it back inline and the fence cracked into 2 pieces. Now I will have to order the replacement fence assembly to get the saw back into operation, or try to rig some alternate version of the fence out of machined aluminum.
Love the saw itself and its been reliable and a joy to work with. Fence needs redesign to beef it up or make it out of some other material other than aluminum.
It was very helpful for crown molding and base boards
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