Can't seem to find any information on this Model C10FL anywhere online,
other than the specs at Lowes.com. At $499 I'm guessing there is more
to the story about this saw. Is it really 3.0HP.
15 Amp induction motor (3.0 HP)
27" x 40" table top with extension wing
Blade tilt and blade height adjustment knobs up front for easy access
Table top angle scale
Enclosed motor to protect from dust and debris
Adjustable T-slotted miter gauge
Micro adjustment on fence
Deluxe caster set included
Cast iron trunnions
Is it a standard size T slot? The older Hitachi saws have a gawdawful slot.
Most of that you can check at the store, if there's a Lowe's nearby. Hitachi
does not list the saw on its site: the only table saw up right now is the
C10RA2, with 2.6 HP.
The HP: No, it is not a 3 HP saw. It runs on 120 volts, so that's a given.
Neither is the C10RA2 a 2.6 HP saw. That's marketing hype, available from all
tool manufacturers at low or no cost.
Quick note: the Builder's Show is going on in Orlando either this week or the
coming week, and I've been told Hitachi is introducing new tools there. Whether
or not there is a table saw in the works, I have no idea.
If specs are as presented, it should be a good saw, except there's no info on
table top material. Cast iron all round is best.
"One of the common denominators I have found is that expectations rise above
that which is expected." George W. Bush
I a the Hitachi table saw today that had this "feature".
Basically, they have a small plastic window mounted in the
table through which you can see a angle scale that rotates as the
I'm not sure what the benefit is. The typical arrow on the front
of the cabinet seems easier to read if you're down cranking
Thanks all - that's what I was after was the real HP rating. That
would make this saw no better than what I currently have. Was only
looking to maybe upgrade to a cabinet saw with more HP. A G5959 12"
5hp hit the classifieds today for 1000$ o.b.o.
I have this saw and I hate it.
The fence stinks, but I can't upgrade to a better fence because the
bolt-holes won't quite work.
The table is flat, but small. The aluminum extension wings can't be
made flat, and boy I've tried.
The motor is pretty strong, and with a good blade I'm able to get
through 3" hard maple no problem. However, the closed cabinet fills
with sawdust even with a dust collector attached to the port. Totally
fills up, and I can't get it all out. So eventually, I'm going to clog
up the important parts.
In the manual, there are supposed to be 2 adjustment allen keys for
adjusting the blade tilt. Of course my saw doesn't have those keys.
Tried the manufacturer but their service is non-responsive, told me to
go to back to the blue bord. So, I can't get it quite to 0deg. More
like 1deg, which just isn't good enough for fine joinery.
At least it runs quietly.
But, hey, for $499 from the blue borg, what can I expect? I'll really
appreciate a good cabinet saw when I finally wire my workshop for 220.
Finally got an "updated" spec from Hitachi that shows me how to do it.
Have to remove the back cover, then separate the "anchor block" from
the "worm" and twist the anchor block until the blade is at 90deg to
the table. Then re-attach the anchor block and replace the back cover.
Essentially I'm re-aligning the gears between the tilt crank and the
One funny thing, though... I mentioned to the support tech (who was
actually very helpful) that I couldn't find the saw on the Hitachi
Tools website. He said that it wasn't going to be put there. I asked
why, and he said the this is just a "test run" product for Hitachi and
they weren't sure whether it was going to be a long-term run. They had
a Chinese company build these for them as a single run, and if they
sell well then Hitachi will consider making it a permanent product.
My bet is that Lowe's is considering a major investment in Hitachi in
the same way that HD sells the Rigid products.
I'm going to really love a Unisaw when I finally get my workshop wired
That's got to give you warm fuzzies! I bought a Toshiba desktop PC once
because they had a good rep in the laptop business and the DT had more
bells and whistles for the price than most other DTs. Lo and behold, they
orphaned the whole line.
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