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I have a 12" Dewalt miter saw and at my age its just getting too heavy to lug around. I use a 12" blade with 96 teeth to typically cut approximately 1/16" thick aluminum housing. I'm concerned that if I get a smaller saw that uses a smaller blade with less teeth. I won't get the same clean cut as my dewalt.
 

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I used hitachi saw for years and thought I would try the dewalt miter saw. That was 4 months ago and I'm selling the dewalt and going back to hitachi because the dewalt is just too heavy.
If you use a good quality 80 tooth blade on the 10 inch hitachi it should work for you.
 

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Even though the new c10fs Hitachi's are now made in China, they are still excellent saws. The central alignment of the handle + blade + slide tubes, keeps all the forces in line, which reduces side forces when cutting. The soft start makes it an easy saw to operate. We have three generations of basically the same saw used daily at various stations around the shop. The oldest one is about 15 years old.
 
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