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C10LA Cabinet Saw

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.

$1,000 (As of 1/1/2007)

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Editor's Review:

by Roland Johnson

review date: January 1, 2007

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.

Editor Test Results:

Table Flatness Excellent
Parallel Test N/A
Arbor Runout None
Noise Level N/A

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hitachi
Manufacturer's Web Site www.hitachi.us/hpt
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-829-4752
Max Rip Capacity To Right: 30 in.; To Left: 18 in.
Dust Collection 4-in. Connector
Fence T-Square-Style Rip fence
Horsepower 1-1/2 hp
Amps 15 amp
Volts 110 v
Table Size 27-1/8 in. by 40-1/8 in.
Blade Size 10-in.
Blade Tilt Left


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