Hitachi C10FCE2 Review – 10″ Compound Miter Saw

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Our Rating: 9.1/10
Type: Compound Miter Saw
Blade: 10"
RPM: 5000

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The Hitachi C10FCE2 (amazon.com link) miter saw was designed for easy, versatile use. I particularly like the flip fence, which is large and extended and raises four inches, allowing me to accurately cut bigger work pieces (up to 2 5/16 inches high and 5 21/32 inches deep). The built-in ten-inch tungsten carbide tooth saw blade makes woodwork simple, even when I do fancy styles with delicate trim. Let’s talk about some of the features of this great miter saw:

Features & Reliability- 9/10

Besides the fact that the flip fence raises four inches to cut crown molding vertically, this saw also has a 0-52 degree miter range, which increases flexibility when cutting to the right or to the left, and a bevel angle range of 0-45 degrees with adjustable stops, which will enable you to make precision cuts. This also makes the saw extremely easy to adjust.

This saw comes with thumb-actuated positive miter stops, which let you fine-tune the miter to your liking. With this design you can effortlessly change the cutting blade angle if you want to create miters in crown molding other pieces of trim. The bevel range, which is 45 degrees, guarantees a perfect cut on your first try. This is the ultimate tool for woodworkers, trim carpenters and framers who are looking for reliability and precision.

At 26.3 pounds, the Hitachi C10FCE2 is the lightest miter saw in its class, which makes for greater convenience and maneuverability. The machine’s powerful 15-amp motor can tackle the toughest cutting jobs. Since it can work up to 5000 RPM, it’s easy to make miters and crosscuts.

The handle has an elastomer grip, causing it to vibrate less.  This grip also makes the machine easier to use and control. Another great feature is the dust collector, which helps you keep your workspace tidy. This ensures that dirt and dust do not hinder your work, or destroy the inner workings of your machine.

Blade and Motor – 8/10

One of the most important things you have to look at when purchasing a miter saw is the size of the blade. Most blades are 10 inches or 12 inches in diameter. Keep in mind that it’s not only the blade size that’s going to differ – the 12-inch saw is bigger and heavier all around with a larger footprint. The ten-inch blades are much lighter, and therefore more portable. Their downside is the fact that their capacity is restricted to lumber no bigger than the regular 2 by 6, so it’s important to carefully consider what projects to use it for.

The Hitachi C10FCE2 has the same 15-amp motor that’s typical on a 12-inch miter saw, but because of the 10-inch blade it can run up to 5000 RPM. This is important for two reasons:

  1. Faster RPMs give you a more even cut surface with fewer tear-outs

  2. You can lose a considerable quantity of RPMs when working with harder material and still retain cutting efficiency.

The saw delivers 1950 watts of maximum power output so you can give it your toughest jobs to do.

Warranty – 10/10

This miter saw is backed with an industry-leading five-year warranty. The quality of construction is outstanding, and the rubber anti-vibration handle and soft-start motor mean it’s really smooth and comfortable to use.

For more help you can download the manual: Use and Care Manual

Summary

If you’re looking for a durable miter saw that works well, is easy to use and won’t break your pocket, you can’t go wrong with the Hitachi C10FCE2. If you’re thinking of buying, take a look at Amazon.com’s price first and see if it’s suitable for your budget.

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