We this is our first Hitachi saw we have shown here on Tools in Action and I have to say I was pretty excited. I have always heard great things about their saws and nailers. I have to say the first thing I was excited about beside it being an Hitachi, was the size. This saw is a 10″ which is perfect for trim job and cutting 2×4 or 2×6. Seriously is that most of the cutting we do? Yes it's great having a 12″ slider for crown molding and bigger wood, but the weight sucks when you have to move it around from place to place.
I have to say the Hiachi seems to be a great saw. Yes, I said seems to be. The reason being is because it has all the bells and whistles of the other saws, but I haven't had years of use of this saw, like I had with other saws. I am sure it will hold up over time. My only knock against this saw is it wasn't true when I first opened it. I did have to make adjustments to get a true straight cut.