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    Wife bought me another tool.... It's here

    Just ordered the Hitachi C12LSH 12" sliding daul compound miter saw today. I have been shopping arond lately because my 12" Rigid saw is getting tired and I wanted to upgrade to a slider.

    Stuart is the one who sold me on the hitachi when I ran across his thread about when he got his and remodeled his dungeon at the begining of the year. I have to say Stu that you give use alot of ideas on how to use space very efficiently.

    The saw should be here around the 3-25 and comes with a mail-in-rebate for a free Hitachi M12VC fixed base router. Will post pics when it comes in.
    Last edited by Alan Bienlein; 03-28-2009 at 12:18 AM.

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    I got the 10" version last year. It also came with the same router. Haven't used the router yet, but the saw is very nice. Plan on getting a new blade. The one that comes with it is fine for rough cuts for framing work, but it's a little, ok a lot, rough for hardwoods. Jim.
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    I went with the 12" because of the fact that I have a number of blades for it alreadyPlus it comes with the digital angle gauge for bevel cuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Bienlein View Post
    Just ordered the Hitachi C12LSH 12" sliding daul compound miter saw today. I have been shopping arond lately because my 12" Rigid saw is getting tired and I wanted to upgrade to a slider.

    Stuart is the one who sold me on the hitachi when I ran across his thread about when he got his and remodeled his dungeon at the begining of the year. I have to say Stu that you give use alot of ideas on how to use space very efficiently.

    The saw should be here around the 3-25 and comes with a mail-in-rebate for a free Hitachi M12VC fixed base router. Will post pics when it comes in.
    You have a really nice wife - and now a nice saw, too.
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    Alan, I saw that new saw at the local woodworking show recently. Great machine. I was looking at the Hitachi stand to see what was out along exactly the same lines that Stu has. Unfortunately they were all sliders and I am looking to reduce the footprint of my chopsaw.

    Will be great to see pics when it happens. Maybe I should hint to my wife that this would be a great birthday idea.
    cheers

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    Alan,

    That's pretty sweet. I assume you've seen this: http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...w-hitachi.aspx

    That digital readout is way cool. So is the microadjust. Wish my saw had that, it would save tons of time and frustration!

    Congrats!

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Thanks Bill. I just looked at that video and the features shown in the video are some of the reasons I bought this saw. On one of my last projects I had to miter a straight and curved piece of trim for the front of some cherry built-ins and that fine adjustment would have come in real handy.

    I also just sold my old Ridgid chopsaw to help finance this purchase.

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    Wife bought me another tool.... It's here

    Well Fedex finally showed up today with my new chopsaw. I think the box was bigger than the one my Tablesaw or bandsaw came in. I was happy that it doesn't take up anymore room than the ridgid chopsaw did.Click image for larger version. 

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    And I didn't think the laser was going to be as bright as it is.
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    So far I'm really impressed with the saw. Everything is easy to use. Now I need to do something about dust collection on it. While I was at it I took some pictures of my new router setup. The router was free so the only cost was for the router raizer.
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    One suggestion: Get rid of the green plastic pieces in the base, and replace them with one fitted piece of half inch plywood (Baltic Birch works great) for a 'zero clearance' insert. It'll really help keep the bottom side of your cuts splinter free.
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    holy moly, that is one beautiful looking piece of equipment, last piece of equipment Im looking to purchase, share a few more words about it once you give it a good workout.

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