Hitachi C10FCE2 Review: The miter saw was designed for easy, versatile use. The built-in ten-inch tungsten carbide tooth saw blade makes woodwork simple, even when I do fancy styles with delicate trim.
Features of the Hitachi C10FCE2 Miter Saw
- The saw’s flip fence raises four inches to cut crown molding vertically.
- This saw also has a 0-52 degree miter range that increases flexibility when cutting to the right or to the left
- It also has a bevel angle range of 0-45 degrees with adjustable stops.
- This miter saw comes with thumb-actuated positive miter stops, which let you fine-tune the miter to your liking.
- At 26.3 pounds, the C10FCE2 is the lightest miter saw in its class.
- The handle has an elastomer grip, causing it to vibrate less.
Blade and Motor
- The C10FCE2 has the same 15-amp motor that’s typical on a 12-inch miter saw, but because of the 10-inch blade it can run up to 5000 RPM. This is important for two reasons:
- Their downside is the fact that their capacity is restricted to lumber no bigger than the regular 2 by 6.
- The ten-inch blades are much lighter, and therefore more portable.
- Faster RPMs give you a more even cut surface with fewer tear-outs
- You can lose a considerable quantity of RPMs when working with harder material and still retain cutting efficiency.
- The miter saw delivers 1950 watts of maximum power output.
Customer Feedback and Ratings
I’ve seen nothing but praises for the miter saw.
Received the saw yesterday after a longer wait than usual from Amazon. But still within the window they specify.
Assembled the saw accessories in about 5 minutes (flip over fence, rear stabilizer bar, and hold down) and took it out to my shop. First up was a standard pine 2×4. Plugged in the saw and gave the trigger a pull. The first thing I noticed as a nice soft start mechanism, very nice. The blade started spinning and had little to no vibration. I love the horizontal anti vibe handle. Pulled the saw down and cut through the 2×4 like a hot knife through butter. I was impressed at this price point. Next up were some miter cuts. 52 degrees left and right, no problem. The indicator is very thin which makes for more exacting measurements, again very nice. Next up, bevel. Went to 45 degrees, gave the handle a tug and i had a clean 45 degree bevel.
I’ve checked what verified customers had to say about it on a number of established sites, including Amazon, Lowe’s and Sears, and the average rating from among a few hundred reviews was a whopping 4.8 stars!
I bought this same saw about a year ago at Lowes, I paid something like $150 for it. It’s a great saw, really smooth and comfortable to use. Works great for cutting trim boards, but I’ve also used it as a chop saw to cut 2×6’s, it doesn’t bog down one bit when cutting larger stock. It’s a little heavy, but to me that just means it’s built better. It’s also quiet compared to other miter saws I’ve used. This is definitely a great deal! I’m almost tempted to buy a second as a backup!
If you’re looking for a durable miter saw that works well, is easy to use and won’t break your pocket, you can’t go wrong with the Hitachi miter saw.