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Hitachi Sliding Compound Miter Saw Recommendation

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I am a general contractor and finish carpenter.  I have used my 8 1/2" Hitachi C8FB2 since 1994 and it is still going.

I am interested in replacing it with either the 10" or 12" new Hitachi saws.  Any feedback as to durability, reliability, etc., would be appreciated.  I know Milwuakee has one as well, but it is new to the market and I don't know how well it will hold up, as there are not any that have been working for years to verify.



Go to Amazon and read (post #213833, reply #1 of 5)

Go to Amazon and read reviews.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

Yes -thanks for the (post #213833, reply #2 of 5)

Yes -thanks for the suggestion, and I did just that before asking in this forum.  Many of the reviews on Amazon are from DIY people, or the reviews are from people who recently bought a saw.  I am interested in longer term ownership and realibility of a chossen saw, and from the prospective of experienced professional builders.

Wood (post #213833, reply #3 of 5)

I have the old style 8-1/4 and have used the old style 10".  That ten is good, shoulda maybe bought it instead of the smaller.

the new stuff, ?

I upgraded to Festool and enjoy the use.  Way more money.

best of luck

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


Dewalt (post #213833, reply #4 of 5)

This is the only compound mitre saw I will buy. Love this saw.



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Here's my (post #213833, reply #5 of 5)

Here's my fave-



OK, it doesn't miter very well, but it does slide.

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