previous
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • Pro Tool Rental
    Pro Tool Rental
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Remodeling Articles and Videos
    Remodeling Articles and Videos
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Projects Done Right
    Projects Done Right
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Custom Flooring Inspiration
    Custom Flooring Inspiration
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
next
Pin It
C10FR Portable Tablesaw

Hitachi - C10FR Portable Tablesaw

This portable tablesaw from Hitachi uses wheels for both bevel and height adjustments

$200.00 (As of 7/1/2005)

> (4 user reviews) Write a Review

View all photos
Overview

Editor's Review: Testing the Best Portable Tablesaws

review date: July 1, 2005

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.

read full review

Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Table Flatness N/A
Blade to Miter Slot Parallel N/A
Arbor Runout N/A
Noise Rating 86 db.
Portability 2.5 out of 5
Adjustments 2.75 out of 5

More In-Depth Information

Testing the Best Portable Tablesaws Online Membership RequiredPower, precision, portability, and 24-in. rip capacity for under $600

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Hitachi
Manufacturer's Web Site www.hitachi.us/hpt
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-829-4752
Weight 62-1/2 lb.
Dimensions 31-3/4 in. by 21-3/4 in.
Max Rip Capacity N/A
Dust Collection Dust port
Fence Type N/A
Table Size 31-3/4 in. by 21-3/4 in.
Blade Size 10 in.
Blade Tilt 45 to 90 degrees
Horsepower 3
Amps 15
Accessories Miter gauge, LED light included