Hitachi C12RSH12-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw Review

The Hitachi C12RSH 12-Inch Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker has been designed for versatile, handy, and easy to use. It provides smooth, precise miters and crosscuts in any kinds of work-pieces, which is including soft fiberboard, hard board, wood, plywood, crown molding, decorative panels, and aluminum sashes. A top-of-the-line tool for trim carpenters, framers, and woodworkers who insist on accuracy and reliability, the C12RSH features a compact slide system, Hitachi’s exclusive Laser Marker System, and more.

Hitachi C12RSH

The Hitachi C12RSH Compound Miter Saw gliding slide system allows for simple handling of large framing pieces, and its compound cutting capability provides versatility and adaptability on the job. The powerful and soft 15-amp motor generates a no-load speed of up to 3,800 RPM for making miters and crosscuts with ease.

The Hitachi C12RSH has been designed with exclusive Laser Marker System, which can be activated before the blade is in motion for exact alignment and conventional blade placement. The miter scale ranges between 0 and 57 degrees to the right, 0 and 46 degrees to the left, and a micro-miter knob allows you dial in accurate angles. Additionally, positive miter stops make change the angle of the cutting blade easily for creating miters in crown molding and other trim pieces. The bevel scale ranges from 0 to 45 degrees to both the left and right, allowing your stuff to stay in place as you flip the saw head to make opposing cuts.

The laser marker is easily adjustable to either the left or right of the cut mark to suit the preferences, just line up the laser with your mark on the work-piece, and the saw blade will make an exact cut along with the laser guide. With its revolutionary compact slide system, the C12RSH requires no rear or zero clearance like other sliding saws. Hitachi’s patented fixed rail system allows the saw head to slide smoothly along twin rails. The C12RSH also includes a dust bag that minimizes accumulation of dust. Generally, the Hitachi C12RSH Sliding Dual Compound Miter Saw presents with Laser Marker, dust bag, 60-tooth TCT saw blade, box wrench, and vise assembly.

Hitachi C12RSH Product Features:

  • Revolutionary compact slide system lets the saw head to slide along with fixed rails, eliminating the need for zero clearance
  • The laser marker system can increase cutting accuracy
  • Powerful and soft 15 Amp driven-motor with 1,850 Watts to tackle tough cutting jobs with ease
  • Micro miter and micro bevel adjustment buttons to dial-in to accurate angles
  • Large pivoting fence raises fence height to 4-11/16 inches to cut crown molding vertically
  • Positive stops on the miter and bevel scale, for easy to read measurements and fast settings
  • Carbon brush access can allow the user to replace the brush as needed to greatly extend tool life
  • C12RSH Tool Card
  • Includes 12 inch 32T TCT Saw Blade, Dust Bag, Vice Assembly, 17mm Box Wrench, Fixed slide rail system, Tall flip fence work support, quiet and soft belt driven motor

The Hitachi C12RSH Reviews – Pros and Cons

The Hitachi C12RSH has plenty of features to help you make the perfect cut the first time. This saw cuts strong. It works great. Good quality, reliable and cuts like butter. To start, it has a powerful and soft 15-amp motor that generates a no-load speed of up to 3,800 RPM to easily and smoothly cut during even the toughest hardwoods. In a nutshell, this saw performs well. The saw cuts perfect miters right out of the box. The motor of this saw has plenty of power to push throughout everything that has been thrown at it. The blade is good quality.

Generally, this C12RSH saw is kind of great tool and can work great. However it is a little heavy and the table could be a little bigger, so that it is little bit difficult to move around. Besides that, this saw has the fence system which is not a great design. The other downside is that the bevel is stiff.

In my opinion, the Hitachi C12RSH is one of the great saw. By having some great features, this saw really works great. In addition, the Exclusive Laser Marker System of this Hitachi C12RSH saw can ensure precision cuts. However, this saw is heavy and bulky. Thus, even though there are some downsides, I think that the Hitachi C12RSH compound miter saw can be still recommended to use.

Update :

There is a newer model of this item: Hitachi C12RSH2 15-Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker 

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