C10FR Portable Tablesaw Review
This portable tablesaw from Hitachi uses wheels for both bevel and height adjustments
The quietest saw we tested, the Hitachi C10FR is also one of the most affordable, but it has some significant drawbacks. The side and outfeed extensions operated smoothly, but the stand wanted to tip over when we began ripping a full sheet of plywood. This was also the only saw we tested that repeatedly slid back while we ripped framing lumber. Its onboard tool storage and light weight enhance its portability, but a low handle forces you to stoop when rolling the saw, and the small plastic wheels are a poor substitute for the large rubber wheels found on other saws. This saw has rear outfeed support, but the support isn’t sufficient for full-panel ripping.
Unlike most of the saws we tested, which use a lever with gravity-powered slide action for bevel adjustments, it uses wheels for both bevel and height adjustments. This method is slower, but dialing in precise angles is easier.