Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2" Sliding Compound Miter Saw (Reconditioned Grade A)

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Hitachi C8FSE 8-1/2" Sliding Compound Miter Saw (Reconditioned)
Price $239.95

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Condition: A
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N New $289.00 Low Stock
ARecon $239.95 InStock
CRecon $204.95 Out Of Stock

N New
New tools have never been opened and have never been used. These are brand new tools.
A Reconditioned Grade A
Grade A Tools are restored or rebuilt to factory specifications then fully tested and inspected to make sure they operate properly and safely.  Grade A tools have a cosmetic condition of very good to excellent, having no more than light scratches or other minor blemishes.
C Reconditioned Grade C
Grade C Tools are restored or rebuilt to factory specifications then fully tested and inspected to make sure they operate properly and safely.  Grade C tools will have pronounced cosmetic imperfections.

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A-C8FSE
Manufacturer Part Number: C8FSE
The new C8FSE 8-1/2" compound miter saw from Hitachi builds on the tradition of their previous slide compound miter saws. Not only is the C8FSE one of the lightest and most portable saws on the market it also has an above standard dust collection system. This along with the other added features makes it a perfect tool for trim carpenters, contractors and woodworkers.
  • Positive miter stops for quick adjustments to 15, 22.5, 31.6, and 45 degrees to the left and right.
  • Precise compound cuts with 48 degree bevel angle left and 5 degree bevel angle right
  • Only 31lbs for lightweight portability
  • Powered by a 9.5 Amp motor with a no-load speed of 5,500 RPM to smoothly handle the toughest cutting applications
  • Sturdy construction stands up to jobsite travel and tough high-volume tasks while retaining accurate measurements
  • Easy-to-read measurements and quick settings on miter and bevel scales
  • Linear ball bearing slide system for superior accuracy and ease of use
  • Vertical handle with soft, vibration reducing elastomer grip
  • Electronic speed control for consistent RPM while cutting for maximum control
  • Adjustable pivot fence broadly supports work piece, such as crown molding lying flat, for improved stability while cutting
  • Splinter guard reduces tear out and increases user safety
  • Externally replaceable carbon brushes for prolonged life of the tool
  • Dust collector attachment minimizes airborne particles

 

  • Amps - 9.2
  • No-Load Speed - 5,500 RPM
  • Blade Diameter - 8-1/2"
  • Arbor Size - 5/8"
  • Bevel Angle Range - Right 0-5 Degrees, Left 0-48 Degrees
  • Miter Angle Range - Right 0-57 Degrees, Left 0-45 Degrees
  • Miter Detent Stops (R & L) - 15, 22.5, 31.6, 45 Degrees
  • Cross Cut Capacity (90 Degree) - 2-9/16" x 12"
  • Splinter Guard - Yes
  • Soft Grip Handle - Yes
  • Sub Fence - Yes
  • Width - 21-27/32"
  • Length - 31-3/32"
  • Height - 19-3/32"
  • Weight - 31 lbs
  • One (1) 8-1/2" Sliding Compound Miter Saw
  • One (1) 8-1/2" TCT Saw Blade 
  • One (1) Dust Bag 
  • One (1) Vise Assembly 
  • One (1) Box Wrench (10mm) 
  • One (1) Sub Fence
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Customer Reviews
  1. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I bought this"classic" slider because I remember how incredible my Japanese Hitachi slider was back in the 90's when I was using this saw exclusively for my highest end trim jobs. It could be counted on to cut straight with no vibration, and was easily tuned to ensure the highest accuracy. Well, Hitachi was bought by China and subsequently the quality has gone down the toilet. THe problems with this saw include: 1. height differences in the fence and the angle table that are NOT correctable, unless you have a CCM in your garage and can hone the full 1/16th differential out. The result of this height differential are front side blowouts that not only destroy the product being cut, but are kinda dangerous. 2. The arbor/ spindle are not what they used to be. Although my arbor was straight, under load it produces significant vibration.The result? Forget perfect accuracy. 3. Hitachi pioneered the dual slider mechanism. Their older saws are rock solid stable still after 20 years. The current sliders are a hack job non sealed bearing mechanism making for choppy performance after a few jobs. 4. the vertical fence cannot be adjusted more than maybe a 1/16th. Really? Yes, really. Bottom line? If you are a paint grade tract trimmer that needs a lightweight slider that will hack through MDF all day long, then get it. If you are dealing with stain grade trim and/or cabinetry and you get this saw, get ready to cry.

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  2. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great saw , make my living as a finish carpenter so I know good tools when I use them .

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  3. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great product very happy love the bigsky deals look forward to doing more buisness with u

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  4. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It's great will be ordering another soon

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  5. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Nice easy to move good practile tool

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  6. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Have just had the time to use my saw and it is great,looks and works like new would buy again

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  7. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The motor stopped running after 1/2 bag of sawdust.My printer is not working,therefor I have no paper receipt to present to a repair shop.Could you send a receipt via USPS. Thanks Harold J. Fast 16325 W. 8th. Ave. Golden, Co. 303-905-5850

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  8. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    It's really done a great job for me. I like the 8 1/2" blade because it cuts truer than the 10 & 12" blades.

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  9. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I like the miter saw and it works fine. The dust collection system on it is not as good as my older hitachi miter saw. The saw had a funny smell like the brushes were burning when I first started using it. I probably would not buy another reconditioned saw but so far this one is ok.

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  10. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Does everything that i need it to do. Cuts for framing, flooring, and trim.

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  11. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    well sparks like crazy flew out of the motor the first time a cut a compound miter and the blade guard is warped bad , it just stays up stuck. Not real happy

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  12. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    first one I recieved was bad. 2nd one is here and running great. Thanks for your support.

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  13. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    So far the saw has worked flawlessly. Obviously won't cut as thick of a piece of lumber as the larger bladed saws, but I knew that before purchasing it.

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  14. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The saw works perfectly, can't tell it is a reconditioned saw. Portability is great with its compact size & low weight.Completely satisfied.

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  15. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Purfect! Saw does precisely what it is supposed to do. It was accurate out of the box, which is always a big concern, didn't have to adjust a thing!

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  16. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Very pleased with this saw, so pleased I purchased another. JM

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  17. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    very pleased with the saw and the service.

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  18. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    the saw rattles quite a bit and the motor runs rough and loud.

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  19. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Really happy with this tool! Great price, free shipping, easy set-up. Built the dust collection box with top and bottom flex hoses so it runs clean.

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  20. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This purchase has been one of the best deals I have made this year. Great tool at a great price. Thanks

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  21. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    No directions, but I was aware of that. There were a few minor parts missing and one part included that did not belong

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  22. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Fantastic saw and is great for my small jobs.

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  23. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Looks like brand-new. Operates perfectly.

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  24. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    ITS MORE THAN I EXPECTED. TIMLEY DELIVERY , GOOD CONDITION

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  25. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Very pleased with the product and price is a deal. Always check here first before shopping for tools. JM

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  26. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The unit arrived in good condition, and with a couple minor adjustments the saw works perfectly. I will definitely use this company again.

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  27. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Awesome saw as its lightweight makes it easy to transport. This one came with a problem with the blade guard though.

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  28. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Received very quickly and saw was packed great. First project was a potting table that went together without a hitch. Most saw have a dust catching that is mostly for looks. this one really works. Makes cleanup a snap. Coule not be happier. Cuts true right out of the box!

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  29. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Excellent saw, light, accurate, easy to use and despite its sale as "reconditioned" I couldn't find a scratch, dent or other flaw.

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  30. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    blade did not work and needed replacment major sparks show in the moter housing when the motor is switching off price is high almost as high as new product from costco

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  31. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great item. Looks and operates better than new. I would purchase again and again.

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  32. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    great product- seems silly not to include a manual, if you have it.

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  33. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    This saw, although it is only 8.5", does everything I need. It is very accurate and even with the 24 tooth blade, it provides a very smooth cut. I would recommend this saw to anyone who is looking for a professional quality saw.

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  34. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I like this compound saw but it's not as powerful as my old Hitachi 81/2" saw but nonethe less a good tool

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  35. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Awesome saw for a great price. Delivered ahead of schedule. Great customer service.

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  36. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great price! amazing product. Better than new because of price.

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  37. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I could not be happier, perfect "As New" machine, I have purchased many reconditioned tools from BIGSKY, another quality tool, shipped very quickly. Thanks Fred

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  38. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    works great, NO PROBLEMS

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  39. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great buy and a great piece of equipment. Really satisfied with the saw. The only thing I was dissatisfied with was the packing. Before they ship it they evidently pour some kind of liquid packing sealant in a plastic wrapper that is surrounding the equipment to keep it from getting damaged in shipment, this sealant is like the filler that you buy in a spray can at the store that fills pipe holes in the walls and fills other voids by expanding and then drying to a solid form. A little of it got out of the plastic and got onto the base of the saw and was a little tough to get off. Other than that it would have been 5 stars because the price and quality are great. Whoever reconditioned this saw was thorough. No play in the rails and cuts like a champ. Good stuff. I recommended this company to my son in law.

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  40. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Saw worked well. Only complaint was the blade brake only works intermittently.

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  41. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    As a doit yourselfer and never owning a miter saw I was a little sceptical at first, but now I'm glad I went with my gut feeling on this purchase. When first receiving the product I had to adjust the fence and angle setting which took only a short time before being able to use the saw. I cut some molding to create a distinct pattern for my own cornices requiring changing the angle on the saw multiple times to make the ten cuts required for one peice. When I put the peices together they fit perfectly. As for longevity only time will tell since I have only owned the product for one month, but at this time I am completely satisfied with my purchase.

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  42. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    When I opened the box and saw how it was packaged and how it looked, I thought there was an error made and you sent me a new saw. I absolutely love the saw. I put a 60 tooth per inch blade on it and there is nothing smoother. You have all my recommendations for sure.

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  43. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    perfect perfect perfect great price too!!!!!

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  44. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I like the saw very much... I wanted one that was light weight; which it is. The only negative thing I can say is that I wish the motor on this saw was a "soft-start motor. I also own a 12 inch and a 10 inch SCMS, and both of these have the soft start feature. I am using this 8-1/2 inch saw to teach a shop class and when the students first turn on this saw, they are a bit hesitant due to the motor torqueing up and it is a bit louder than my other 2 saws. However, it operates smoothly and gets the job done. All in all, I'd say it was a good investment.

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  45. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I love my saw it works and looks great, you guys are awesome and shiping was great. I have nothing bad to say and have been shoping on your site again. Thanks Rick Springfield mo

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