Hitachi C12FDH 15 Amp 12-Inch Dual Bevel Miter Saw with Laser

July 7, 2013 - Comment

Hitachi C12FDH 15-Amp 12-Inch Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser MarkerThe Hitachi C12FDH 12-Inch Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker provides smooth, accurate miters and crosscuts in a variety of workpieces, including wood, plywood, crown molding, decorative panels, soft fiberboard, hardboard, and aluminum sashes. An ideal tool for trim carpenters, framers, and woodworkers who

Hitachi C12FDH 15-Amp 12-Inch Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser MarkerThe Hitachi C12FDH 12-Inch Dual Compound Miter Saw with Laser Marker provides smooth, accurate miters and crosscuts in a variety of workpieces, including wood, plywood, crown molding, decorative panels, soft fiberboard, hardboard, and aluminum sashes. An ideal tool for trim carpenters, framers, and woodworkers who demand precision and reliability, the C12FDH features Hitachi’s exclusive Laser Marker System for exact alignment, cutting accuracy, and predictable blade location.


C12FDH Compound Miter Saw
Tool SpecificationsBlade Size12″Cross Cut (90°)2-3/4″ x 8″ or
3-1/2″ x 7-1/2″45° Miter2-3/4″ x 5-1/2″45° BevelLeft 1-31/32″ x 8″
Right 1-7/32″ x 8″Miter R/L 45 & Bevel L 451-31/32″ x 8″Miter R/L 45 & Bevel R 451-7/32″ x 5-1/2″Miter Cut Range(R & L) 0°-52°Bevel Cut Range(R & L) 0°-48°Compound Cut RangeMiter (R & L) 0°-45°
Bevel (R & L) 0°-45°Positive Miter Stops0°, 15°, 22.5°,
31.6°, 45°Amps15No-Load Speed4,000 RPMTool Dimensions (WxDxH)24-5/8″x 30-23/32″x27″Weight46.3 lbs

Exclusive Laser Marker System and built-in clamp ensure precision cuts. View larger.

Adjust the bevel up to 48 degrees to the left or right.

Thumb-actuated miter stops facilitate simple adjustments at the most common angles. View larger.Compound Feature for Precise Miters and Bevels
Hitachi designed the C12FDH for versatile, easy use. The thumb-actuated positive miter stops for simple miter adjustments at the most common angles between zero and 52 degrees to the left and right. This design allows you to easily change the angle of the cutting blade for creating miters in crown molding and other trim pieces.

The bevel scale ranges from zero to 48 degrees to the left and right, allowing your material to stay in place while you flip the saw head to make opposing cuts, and the saw head bevels to the right or left, also allowing the material to stay securely in place for cutting efficiency. After your major bevel angle is secured, a micro-bevel adjustment knob can be used to dial in a precise angle without the weight of the saw head compromising accuracy.

The 12-inch TCT saw blade (included) makes easy work of delicate trim and other woodwork, and the tall, pivoting aluminum fence stands at a height of 5-1/8 inches to allow for accurate vertical cutting of crown molding and cutting of large workpieces up to 2-5/16 inches high and 5-21/32 inches deep.

Laser Marker Technology for Perfect Cuts Everytime
Hitachi equipped the C12FDH with its exclusive Laser Marker System, which can be activated before the blade is in motion for exact alignment and predictable blade placement. The laser marker is easily adjustable to suit your preferences, simply line up the laser with your mark on the workpiece, and the saw blade will make an exact cut along the laser guide. As long as your measurements are right, your cuts will be, too!

Chock-Full of User-Friendly Features
The C12FDH has plenty of features to help you make the perfect cut the first time. To start, it has a powerful 15-amp motor that generates a no-load speed of up to 4,000 RPM to smoothly and easily cut through even the toughest hardwoods.

For precise, safe cutting, a splinter guard behind the fence increases safety and reduces tear-out for clean, finished cuts, and a comfortable horizontal handle with a vibration-reducing elastomer grip prevents slippage and keeps you in control at all times. Additionally, a large base provides support and balance to prevent material from warping, and a built-in clamping system holds your workpiece in place. An added bonus, easily accessible carbon brushes will help your saw perform for the long term.

The Hitachi C12FDH measures 24-5/8 x 30-23/32 x 27 inches and weighs 46.3 pounds. Durably built, this tool is backed with an industry-leading five-year warranty.

About Hitachi: A Tradition of Innovation
Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.) provides professional-grade power tools for a variety of applications, including woodwork, metalwork, concrete, drilling, cutting, and fastening. Hitachi is a leader in power tool research and development and has achieved many firsts in the power tool industry, including creating the first-ever sliding compound miter saw to combine the capacity of a radial arm saw and the convenience of a miter saw. Today, Hitachi continues the tradition of innovation and engineering with new features in addition to classic quality.

What’s in the Box
Compound Miter Saw, 12-inch TCT saw blade, dust bag, vice assembly, box wrench, and hex bar wrench.

15-amp motor powers through hardwoods with ease.

Product Features

  • 12-inch dual bevel compound miter saw with laser marker
  • Miter range 52 degrees right and left; bevel range 48 degrees right and left; 15 Amp; 4,000 rpm
  • Micro bevel adjustment knob for fine tuning bevel angles; larger pivoting fence raises to 5-1/8 inches for cutting crown molding
  • Includes TCT 32-tooth saw blade, dust bag, vise assembly, box wrench, hex bar wrench and holder assembly
  • Measures 24.6 by 30.7 by 27 inches (W by D by H); 46.3 pounds; 5-year warranty

Comments

Patrick T. Robinson "Patrick Robinson" says:

Great saw, cuts like a dream I purchased this saw in a moment of desperation. I was laying up butcher block and was having a terrible time getting good joints on the ends of the boards. It turns out my trusty 10″ Delta chop saw had developed so much slop that it wouldn’t cut square.So I went to Lowes and picked up this saw for ~$270.In a nutshell, it works great!I chose a non-slider because I wanted good accuracy in the cross cuts. Straight out of the box this saw cut very well. Both fences were square and it cut with no detectable errors. (I measured the resultant cuts with my engineer squares) The vertical alignment was slightly off, which adjusted quickly.I did notice that flip-over fence did not line up exactly (another reviewer noted the same problem). It is only a mm or so off, and lines up with only light pressure, so does not affect performance. I am going to try to get this line up by shimming the rotator bolt.The only reason I gave the…

Bryan Bradburn says:

great saw I purchased this saw a few weeks ago. After years of borrowing my father’s DeWalt, it was time to get my own. I’m not a professional, just a weekend home improvement guy. I compared features and warranty vs. price and after speaking with the folks at the “blue” home improvement store, made the decision to buy this saw. I used it this weekend (over a period of about 18 hours over two days) to cut crown molding and could not have been happier with the performance. The laser was lined up perfectly out of the box and made cutting extrememly easy. This is just a well made, powerful, easy to use saw and I could not recommend it highly enough. Quality on the saw looks great and it was set up perfectly out of the box. For $289, I can’t be happier and look forward to using this for years to come. Also got a Ryobi saw stand at the “orange” home improvement place-love it also. Assembly and set up with my saw took about 30 minutes. No issues at all. You will not regret buying this saw.

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