Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw

August 8, 2013 - Comment

Hitachi C8FSE 9.5-Amp 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter SawThe Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw provides smooth, accurate miters and crosscuts in a variety of workpieces, including trim and crown molding. Its gliding slide system allows for easy handling of large framing pieces, and its compound cutting capability provides versatility on the job. An ideal

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Hitachi C8FSE 9.5-Amp 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter SawThe Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw provides smooth, accurate miters and crosscuts in a variety of workpieces, including trim and crown molding. Its gliding slide system allows for easy handling of large framing pieces, and its compound cutting capability provides versatility on the job. An ideal tool for trim carpenters, framers, and woodworkers who demand precision and reliability, the C8FSE is the lightest and most portable sliding compound miter saw in its class.


C8FSE Compound Miter Saw
Tool SpecificationsAmps9.2No-Load Speed5,500 RPMBlade Diameter8-1/2″Arbor Size5/8″Bevel Angle RangeRight 0°-5°
Left 0°-48°Miter Angle RangeRight 0°-57°
Left 0°-45°Miter Detent Stops
(R & L)15°, 22.5°,
31.6°, 45°Cross Cut Capacity (90°)2-9/16″ x 12″Tool Dimensions (WxDxH)21-27/32″ x 31-3/32″ x 19-3/32″Weight31 lbs

Linear ball-bearing slide system allows for easy handling of large framing pieces.
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Thumb-actuated miter stops facilitate simple miter adjustments at the most common angles. View larger.

Adjust the bevel up to 48 degrees to the left or 5 degrees to the right for a precision cut. View larger.Powerful Motor Provides Smooth, Accurate Cuts
The C8FSE Compound Miter Saw features a powerful 9.2-amp motor that generates a no-load speed of up to 5,500 RPM for making crosscuts and miters with ease. The electronic speed control ensures consistent RPM throughout the cut, so you get smooth, precise, controlled cuts each and every time.

Compound Feature for Precise Miters and Bevels
Hitachi designed the C8FSE for versatile, easy use. The thumb-actuated positive miter stops allow for simple miter adjustments at the most common angles: 15.0, 22.5, 31.6, and 45.0 degrees to the right or left. This design allows you to easily change the angle of the cutting blade for creating miters in crown molding and other trim pieces. And with a bevel range of 48 degrees to the left and five degrees to the right, the Hitachi C8FSE provides gorgeous bevels on the first try.

The 8-1/2-inch TCT saw blade (included) makes easy work of delicate trim and other woodwork, and the linear ball-bearing slide system and pivoting fence allow for accurate cutting of large workpieces up to 2-9/16 inches high and 12 inches deep.

Chock-Full of User-Friendly Features
The C8FSE contains plenty of features to help you make the perfect cut the first time. To start, a splinter guard behind the fence reduces tear-out for clean, finished cuts. For further refinement, a comfortable vertical handle with a vibration-reducing elastomer grip keeps you in control at all times, a large table provides a stable guide and sturdy support, and a built-in clamping system holds your workpiece in place.

The C8FSE also includes a dust collector that minimizes accumulation of dust and particles in both your workspace and the saw’s interior components, keeping your jobsite clean and prolonging the life of the tool. An added bonus, easily accessible carbon brushes will help your saw perform for the long term.

Weighing just 31 pounds and measuring just 31-3/32 x 21-27/32 x 19-3/32 inches (LxWxH), the C8FSE is the lightest tool in its class, making it the most portable 8-1/2-inch slide miter saw on the market.

Durably built, this tool is backed with an industry-leading five-year warranty. It is compatible with Hitachi’s UU610 and UU610CZ Universal Work Stations.

About Hitachi: A Tradition of Innovation
Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) provides professional-grade power tools for a variety of applications, including woodwork, metalwork, concrete, drilling, cutting, and fastening. Hitachi is a leader in power tool research and development and has achieved many firsts in the power tool industry–in fact, the introduction of the C8FSE marks the 20th anniversary of Hitachi’s development of the first-ever sliding compound miter saw. In 1988 Hitachi developed the sliding compound miter saw to combine the capacity of a radial arm saw and the convenience of a miter saw. Today, Hitachi continues the tradition of innovation and engineering with new features in addition to classic quality.

What’s in the Box
C8FSE Compound Miter Saw, 8-1/2-inch TCT saw blade, dust bag, vice assembly, box wrench, and sub fence.

Weighing a mere 31 pounds, the miter saw is the most portable tool in its class.

Product Features

  • Lightest in its class at only 31 lbs
  • Vertical handle that has a soft, vibration reducing elastomer grip
  • Large pivoting fence and table provide better support when cutting crown molding lying flat.
  • Externally accessible carbon brush for quick and easy brush changes
  • Easy-to-use positive miter stops for quick miter adjustments to 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees to the both left and right.

Comments

Joshua Briere says:

Its doesn’t replace the older one. I’ll break it down simply put, the good and the bad. I was not sure if this saw would replace the older version and be as well built. It’s not the same quality as the older one. Hitachi designers did a good job making this saw very light weight, but sacrificed some of the quality with plastic and a thin casted table. The saw was dead on with the cross cut set at 0 degrees. Miters came out fair when cutting large crown but were off by maybe a 1/32″-1/16″ every time. Here is what I found…

Patrick Braddock says:

Not for professional use I puchased this saw with the impression that this was an updated version of the classic Hitachi 8 1/2″ saw. I fact, it is nothing more than a cheap knockoff of the original. Underpowered, poor cut quality with a brand new blade, and the added bonus of a propencity for throwing ouffcuts.I sold it after a year of ownership in which I advoided using it as much as possible. I recieved $200 for the saw, a stand, and new 60 tooth blade, and could not wait to see it go- happy to be rid…

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