Hitachi Power Tools announced two new 8-1/2″ slider compound miter saws, the C8FSE, $349, and C8FSHE, $379. At 31-lbs (C8FSE) and 32-lbs (C8FSHE), these are, according to Hitachi, the lightest and most portable 8-1/2″ slide miter saws on the market.Both the C8FSE and C8FSHE are powered by 9.5-Amp motors and have a no-load speed of 5,500 RPM.
The manufacturer says these saws can stand up to job-site travel and tough high-volume tasks, while retaining the accuracy suitable for fine woodworking and finish work. Hitachi’s thumb-actuated positive stops allow for quick adjustments to the most common miter angles- 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45-degrees to both the left and right. A bevel range of 48-degrees to the left and 5-degrees to the right allow for precise compound cuts.
These saws can handle materials up to 2-9/16″ high, such as crown molding lying flat, and 12″ deep in a 90-degree cross cut. The C8FSHE contains additional features for making the perfect cut the first time. A fully adjustable LED work light illuminates the table from any angle for bright visibility. Hitachi’s exclusive laser marker system can be activated before the blade is in motion for exact alignment and predictable blade placement. As long as your measurements are right, your cuts will be, too!The Hitachi C8FSE and C8FSHE 8-1/2″ sliding compound miter saws each come complete with an 8-1/2″ ‘TCT saw blade, dust bag, vice assembly, box wrench and a sub fence, as well as Hitachi’s 5-year warranty.
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