Hitachi C8FSE with 9.2-Amp 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw Review

The Hitachi C8FSE with 8-1/2-Inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw provides smooth, precise miters and crosscuts in a variety of work-pieces, which is including trim and crown molding. This saw has been designed with the gliding slide system that allows for easy handling of bulky framing pieces. Also, the capability of its compound cutting provides versatility and handy on the job. The C8FSE is the lightest and most convenient sliding compound miter saw in its class. This saw is an ideal tool for trim carpenters, framers, and woodworkers who insist accuracy and consistency.

Hitachi C8FSE compound miter saw

The Hitachi C8FSE compound miter saw without laser features a powerful 9.2-amp motor that creates a no-load speed of up to 5,500 RPM for making crosscuts and miters with effortlessness. The electronic speed control makes sure consistent RPM throughout cutting, so you can get smooth, accurate, controlled cuts for each and every time. The Hitachi C8FSE has been designed for versatile and easy use. The thumb-actuated positive miter stops allow for easy miter adjustments at the most ordinary angles: 15.0, 22.5, 31.6, and 45.0 degrees to either the right or left. The design of this saw lets user to change easily the angle of the cutting blade for making miters in crown molding and other trim pieces.

The Hitachi C8FSE Miter Saw has plenty of features to help user make the perfect cut at the first time. The C8FSE also includes a dust collector that minimizes the accumulation of dust and particles in both your workspace and the interior components of this saw, keeping the jobsite be clean and extending the life of the tool. An extra bonus, easily accessible carbon brushes will help your saw perform for the long term. The C8FSE Miter saw includes 8-1/2-inch TCT saw blade, vice assembly, box wrench, dust bag, and sub fence. With weighing at about 31 pounds, the Hitachi miter saw is the most portable product in its class.

Product Features:

  • By revolutionary compact slide system, it lets the saw head to slide along fixed rails, eliminating the need for rear clearance
  • With positive miter stops for fast adjustments to 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees to both the left and right
  • Accurate compound cuts with 48 degrees bevel angle to the left and 5 degree bevel angle to the right
  • Having electronic speed control for steady RPM while cutting
  • With adjustable pivot fence broadly supports work piece, like crown molding lying flat, for superior stability while cutting

The Hitachi C8FSE Reviews – Pros And Cons

The Hitachi C8FSE compound miter saw is kind of so-so saw. It has been designed with very light weight that makes easy moving around. However, this saw is made of the quality with plastic and a thin casted table that makes look like a cheap product. The saw is dead on with the cross cut set at 0 degrees. Miters come out fair when cutting large crown. The good is that it is very light, portable, and decently. The major difference is the extra of the laser and the light but it still has the dual rails which are as the key for these tools to maintain its accuracy.

There is no adjustability to raise or lower the miter table and that’s why the cuts are off slightly. Also the blade guard stays low when you bring the head down and does not let you to start your cut with a backside stroke and then to accomplish your cut with the forward stroke with ease. The electric brake is easy quit braking in short time using. The saw is made of probably the cheapest material humanly possible.

Generally, the Hitachi C8FSE is kind of the perfect saw for taking to job sites for light to medium duty jobs. The laser of this saw is accurate enough and helpful as you need to make cuts that do not need to be super critical. This saw might make a decent homeowner model, but it is so cheaply built that it will not stand everyday use. Thus, I think that Hitachi C8FSE Compound Miter Saw is not recommended to craftsman or woodworker; it is just good enough for hobbyist or home worker.