Hitachi C10FCE2 Review: 10-inch Single Bevel Compound Miter Saw
The Hitachi C10FCE2 is another bit of evidence that dispels the notion that all good miter saws are expensive. This is extremely affordable, and that may in fact make you wonder what’s wrong with it. But although it’s not perfect (nothing really is), it does offer features that can really help you out with your woodcutting projects.
Hitachi C10FCE2 review
It’s Extremely Versatile
This may be cheap, but it sure does offer a lot of value for your money. This is a tool you can certainly use for many different types of projects.
With this, you can make smooth miter cuts and crosscuts accurately. The miter angles are flexible, and you can also make compound cuts.
You can use this for many types of materials. These include plywood, soft fiberboard, decorative panels, and other types of wood materials. It’s good for the hard board too, and even for aluminum sashes.
Many types of woodworkers can really find the C10FCE2 in their line of work. These woodworkers include framers and trim carpenters. Of course, many home DIY fans will find a lot of use for this too.
It’s Very Light
How light is the C10FCE2? The weight is surprisingly low at just 26.3 pounds. That makes the Hitachi C10FCE2 arguably the lightest miter saw in its class.
What that means is that it’s so light you won’t have any trouble bringing it with you to your job site. You can take it with you when you’re collaborating with a friend at their place while you work on a project. Once you’re done, it’s easy enough to bring it home.
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The Handle is Very Easy to Use
It’s not good to overlook the quality of the handle since you need it to maintain proper control over the miter saw. The C10FCE2 offers handle that’s very comfortable to hold, so that means you won’t have to contort your hands finding the proper grip.
In addition, the rubber in the grip can really reduce the vibrations that reach your hands. That’s the problem spinning blades: you get vibrations that travel through the tool.
When they reach your hands, it can be painful and you’re also not able to get the accurate cuts you want. But with this elastomer grip, that’s not going to be a problem.
Finally, you can just use your thumb to set the miter saw to the positive stop you want for your miter adjustments.
Working with Larger Pieces
This miter saw comes with a large extended flip fence. It can be raised by 4 inches, which lets you to work on pieces that measure 5 and 21/32 inches deep and 2 and 5/16 inches high.
It’s Very Durable
It comes with carbon brushes for better maintenance, and the dust collector is very effective in minimizing the dust and particle buildup. It also comes with a 5-year limited warranty, and you won’t easily find another miter saw with a longer warranty period.
Question. How powerful is the motor?
Answer. The 15-amp motor can get the 10-inch blade spinning at 5,000 rpm.
Question. What are the angle ranges for miter and bevel cuts?
Answer. The miter angle range is up to 52 degrees to both the left and right. For bevel cuts, it tilts to the left up to 45 degrees.
What more do you want from a basic compound miter saw? This may be very cheap, but the features surely aren’t. It offers accurate miter and bevel cuts, you can use it for lots of projects, it’s very light, and the warranty is for 5 years. You definitely get a big bang for the buck with the Hitachi C10FCE2.