Hitachi - C10LA Cabinet Saw
Hitachi has entered the cabinet saw market with this well-running tool that features a 1-1/2 hp motor and solid construction.
Hitachi has stepped into the cabinet-saw market with a 10-in., left-tilting hybrid (model C10LA). Rated at 1-1/2 hp, the 110v/15-amp motor has the power to rip 4/4 hardwood stock with ease, and 8/4 just fine if you feed it slowly. But the construction of the tool is what impressed me the most. The cast-iron tabletop is large (27-1/8 in. by 40-1/8 in.) and dead flat. There was no runout on the arbor or arbor flange. A beefy cast-iron trunnion assembly tilts easily to 45° and provides a solid mount for the motor and V-belt-driven arbor.
Dust control is excellent, aided by a 4-in.-dia. dust port and an enclosed cabinet. The T-square-style rip fence is solid, locks easily, and is fitted with replaceable melamine faces.
The saw offers a 30-in. rip capacity to the right of the blade, 18 in. to the left, and 13 in. of table support in front of the blade. A small outfeed extension table is included to help support long stock.
Also included is a 36-tooth carbide blade, an adjustable-stop T-slot miter gauge, a dado insert, and a plastic push stick. With its effective dust collection and solid construction, this tool would make a good buy for a woodworker looking to upgrade from a benchtop or contractor saw. It retails for $1,000.