I was browsing through Lowes last night and saw the Hitachi C10FL
tablesaw. I only looked at it briefly, but overall I was quite impressed
with it's features, and the $500 price tag didn't hurt either. (Keep in
mind, I'm currently using a cheap little 20+ year old Craftsman saw I
inherited from my Dad).
- The motor is inside the cabinet, not hanging off the back. This would
let it fit in my garage better.
- The left-tilt mechanism (I don't like right tilts).
- The built-in wheel system for moving it around my garage.
- The fence seemed to move smoothly, it locked down tight, and the
"micro-adjust" seemed like it worked well.
- All controls were right up front, no leaning around the side to adjust
- The bevel angle is displayed through a little viewer on top of the
- It ran off 120V (I don't have 220V outlets available).
The one weakness I saw:
- The max rip width appears to be about 24". Probably suitable for my
needs, but it would be nice to go to 30" or so on occasion.
However, I know features aren't everything, so I came home to do some
research online. But, I haven't been able to find much feedback on this
saw, other than a few comments on the inaccurate horsepower rating (which
I figured out on my own at the store). There don't seem to be any reviews
on the C10FL, even though it has apparently been on the market for a
couple of years now.
So, I'm curious if anyone here has used this saw and what you think of
- Does it have any dust collection features?
- Are there any aftermarket accessories available, like zero clearance or
dado inserts, longer guide rails to extend the rip capacity, etc.?
I'm not really in the market for a saw now, and $500 is about my maximum
budget, but if the saw is really as good as it appears I might just
scrounge my penny's together and pick one up.