Opinions on Hitachi C10FCE2 miter saw

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Hi,

I was just wondering what people's opinions on this saw were. It is quite reasonably priced and seems to get good reviews. The only drawback I can see from a novice's point of view is the fact it doesn't come with a laser. Is this at all necessary or should I perhaps just learn to use a miter saw without one?

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David
 
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As a trade user I'd say a laser was an unnecessary extraand that you should learn to use a mitre saw. My main chop saw actually has a laser, but it's a faff to set-up and it isn't as accurate as you'd think - a pencil mark is often thinner than a laser line
 
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Have you been taught how to safely use such a power tool? How to set it up out of the box - how to change a blade?
If not then stop now or you might end up hurting yourself, & not getting a penny in insurance because you cannot prove competency.

Any kind of powered saw is not a have a go tool. You must be taught and practised in what you are taught by, hopefully, a skilled joiner. Its no big time consuming deal but it must be done.

As above, lasers are irrelevant & a very thin pencil line is used in joinery.
 
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Have you been taught how to safely use such a power tool? How to set it up out of the box - how to change a blade?
If not then stop now or you might end up hurting yourself, & not getting a penny in insurance because you cannot prove competency.

Any kind of powered saw is not a have a go tool. You must be taught and practised in what you are taught by, hopefully, a skilled joiner. Its no big time consuming deal but it must be done.

As above, lasers are irrelevant & a very thin pencil line is used in joinery.

I have used them in the past and like to think I have a degree of common sense about me. If you think I'm cutting this wooden flooring by hand you're mistaken :p
 
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I have no thoughts on how you cut your floor.
I do have thoughts on someone who wishes to use a dangerous tool with no training.
I have even more thoughts on a person who claims "common sense" & then wilfully wishes to endanger himself to prove an obstinate point.
 
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This is a DIY forum. If everyone took advice like yours this forum and all the great information it contains wouldn't exist. I am certainly not trying to prove a point. I simply wanted a little help in choosing the right tool.

Thank you for your advice all the same.
 
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You asked if you should "learn to use a mitre saw" - I gave you the first learning to use suggestion that I give all apprentices.
I gave basic DIY advice to a self identified DIY'er.
When I offer professional expertise & time, I dont appreciate a snippy retort.
 
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Have the next model up with a longer slide, never cut straight from day one despite spending a 2 month vacation in the Hitachi repair shop.From one end of the slide to the other it's around 2mm out of square.Ok for basic timber chopping but not for precise work.
 
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Interesting. I used it for the first time last night to make up a simple workbench and noticed that even with the marker set to 0 it wasn't cutting straight. I played with the positioning a little and now seems to be spot on.

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