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12” Metabo/Hitachi Sliding Compound Miter Saw $299

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A great price for a great saw. This has the slider on the side rather than behind, making it much easier to keep on a workbench without all the space behind that a DeWalt/Ridgid/etc require. Also comes with a laser. Picked mine up last night to upgrade an old non-slide DeWalt.

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I'm a Ridgid fan but I've been thinking about getting this saw for about 2 weeks now. $270 with a coupon makes it seem like a simple choice. I can't find a reason not to get it except I don't really need to replace mine
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I have an older version of this saw in which you could alternate the slide direction to either forward or backward. Not sure what the real advantage of that was since forward takes up less space.

Anyway, I've had it for 10 years and it's been great. The laser is accurate and can be adjusted to either side of the blade.

I have it set up on a Dewalt folding, rolling miter saw stand (also great).
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This looks like it is the older "M" version. The newer "S" version is on Amazon been running about 319-364 through last 3-4 months. The C12RSH2(S) has been updated to comply with new UL regulations. Also, don't see that this comes with a blade (don't see it listed) and it comes with a laser (not the Dewalt like shadow system)
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I'm a Ridgid fan but I've been thinking about getting this saw for about 2 weeks now. $270 with a coupon makes it seem like a simple choice. I can't find a reason not to get it except I don't really need to replace mine
What coupon?
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This looks like it is the older "M" version. The newer "S" version is on Amazon been running about 319-364 through last 3-4 months. The C12RSH2(S) has been updated to comply with new UL regulations. Also, don't see that this comes with a blade (don't see it listed) and it comes with a laser (not the Dewalt like shadow system)
From Metabo's website, it includes a blade. Snippet from their website:
12 inch 60T TCT Saw Blade (726100)
Dust Bag (322955)
Vice Assembly (339624)
17mm Box Wrench (333732)​
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This looks like it is the older "M" version. The newer "S" version is on Amazon been running about 319-364 through last 3-4 months. The C12RSH2(S) has been updated to comply with new UL regulations. Also, don't see that this comes with a blade (don't see it listed) and it comes with a laser (not the Dewalt like shadow system)
The one I picked up from Lowe's last night is the C12RSH2(S) and has a blade preinstalled. Hope that helps.
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The one I picked up from Lowe's last night is the C12RSH2(S) and has a blade preinstalled. Hope that helps.
Thanks, how is the blade quality?

I was at Lowes and looked at it quickly. I decided to pass for 3 reasons (personal to me)
1) Has a straight handle which requires me to twist my hand and use thumb to squeeze push button. I think the handles with a horizontal handle that allow me to just grab and squeeze are more natural
2) Has Laser (I want a shadow line)
3) Has rods (I have this now in my old saw), but thinking of replacing with an axial based saw that allows closer positioning of saw to wall (I only know of two currently a Bosch and a Delta Cruzer)

Anyhow, it looks like a decent deal but I think I'm going to wait for the Delta to go on sale (since the Bosch doesn't have shadow line).
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Thanks, how is the blade quality?

I was at Lowes and looked at it quickly. I decided to pass for 3 reasons (personal to me)
1) Has a straight handle which requires me to twist my hand and use thumb to squeeze push button. I think the handles with a horizontal handle that allow me to just grab and squeeze are more natural
2) Has Laser (I want a shadow line)
3) Has rods (I have this now in my old saw), but thinking of replacing with an axial based saw that allows closer positioning of saw to wall (I only know of two currently a Bosch and a Delta Cruzer)

Anyhow, it looks like a decent deal but I think I'm going to wait for the Delta to go on sale (since the Bosch doesn't have shadow line).
If you're near a Menards store, you can get the 10" Delta Cruzer with the robotic arms for under $300. Search SD for a thread from about a week ago.
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If you're near a Menards store, you can get the 10" Delta Cruzer with the robotic arms for under $300. Search SD for a thread from about a week ago.
Thanks, I want a 12" Hoping Menards puts the 12" on sale when the 10" sale ends and Amazon matches (since there are no Menards near me...wishful thinking..
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Is the non sliding version of this saw a good deal at $199 [lowes.com]? I want a lighter, more portable one than the sliding version.
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Thanks, how is the blade quality?

I was at Lowes and looked at it quickly. I decided to pass for 3 reasons (personal to me)
1) Has a straight handle which requires me to twist my hand and use thumb to squeeze push button. I think the handles with a horizontal handle that allow me to just grab and squeeze are more natural
2) Has Laser (I want a shadow line)
3) Has rods (I have this now in my old saw), but thinking of replacing with an axial based saw that allows closer positioning of saw to wall (I only know of two currently a Bosch and a Delta Cruzer)

Anyhow, it looks like a decent deal but I think I'm going to wait for the Delta to go on sale (since the Bosch doesn't have shadow line).
This can be put against a wall also. If you notice the rails, they are stationary and forward. I have the delta cruzer and what's annoying is the dust bag hits the wall before the saw does😆 It doesn't have a laser or shadow system either.
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Thanks, how is the blade quality?

I was at Lowes and looked at it quickly. I decided to pass for 3 reasons (personal to me)
1) Has a straight handle which requires me to twist my hand and use thumb to squeeze push button. I think the handles with a horizontal handle that allow me to just grab and squeeze are more natural
2) Has Laser (I want a shadow line)
3) Has rods (I have this now in my old saw), but thinking of replacing with an axial based saw that allows closer positioning of saw to wall (I only know of two currently a Bosch and a Delta Cruzer)

Anyhow, it looks like a decent deal but I think I'm going to wait for the Delta to go on sale (since the Bosch doesn't have shadow line).
The blade has no markings on it, but looking at a few test cuts, seems like it'll suit me fine for now.

I used to feel the same way about the handle. My DeWalt has the traditional grip which I grew quite accustomed to. After spending a full day with a Festool Kapex, I got used to the handle (though I wasn't in love with the saw of I'm honest). I suspect this will feel like second nature in no time.

Perhaps the Bosch and Delta can sit a little tighter to the wall (not sure), but the rails being on the side on the Hitachi are way more convenient for my shop than the DeWalt slider (which needs another foot or so behind).

The laser is definitely not as good as the shadow line (which is so simple yet so brilliant), but should serve me fine. I will say, while the Bosch is a fantastic tool, I thought the Delta felt kinda sloppy when I played with it at Menards. When you extend it fully forward, it seems there's a lot of play. Just something to watch for.

Overall, for $300, I'm pretty happy.
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This can be put against a wall also. If you notice the rails, they are stationary and forward. I have the delta cruzer and what's annoying is the dust bag hits the wall before the saw does😆 It doesn't have a laser or shadow system either.
I am looking at the GEN 2 which has the Shadow line and upgraded dust extraction. I'd throw some sort of hose on there and connect it to my vac. The bags are usually pretty useless. I have the 10" non-sliding Hitachi as my smaller non-sliding saw (nice little saw) but I just keep the bag off it since it hits the wall I have it against.
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