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Hitachi Pioneers the Power Tool Landscape Adding LCD technology to Its Latest Miter Saw

NORCROSS, GA., September 9, 2004 – Hitachi Power Tools today announced its new 12” compound miter saw, the C12LCH featuring an LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) digital miter and bevel scale that guarantees precision and accuracy. Hitachi is continuing to pioneer the power tool landscape by incorporating the latest technology to improve performance and reliability.

The LCD scale, located at the front of the saw above the miter scale adjustment knob, allows the user to quickly and accurately set both the bevel and miter angles. A backlight button can be activated on the scale to improve visibility when working in dimly lit areas. The laser marker feature indicates where the blade will cut on the material and can be adjusted to the right or left depending on the user’s preference.

The C12LCH is powered by a 15Amp motor with 1,950 Watts of Max Output Power to smoothly cut through hardwoods with ease. A pivoting aluminum fence that stands at a height of 5-1/8” allows crown molding to be cut vertically. The miter ranges from 0-52 degrees, both to the right and left, for a broader range of cuts. Miter angles can be quickly adjusted using Hitachi’s thumb actuated positive stops. An Elastomer grip covers the saw’s horizontal handle. This reduces vibration, while adding comfort and preventing slippage. The large base provides better support and balance to prevent material warping. An externally accessible carbon brush makes for quick and easy changes.

The new miter saw reflects the aggressive new ergonomic design being implemented by Hitachi Power Tools. Hitachi is pioneering yet another new trend in the industry- tools that incorporate the latest technology with ergonomic design- a look that will modernize the traditional workshop or jobsite.

The Hitachi C12LCH comes complete with a 12” TCT Saw blade, dust bag, vice assembly, box wrench and hex bar wrench. It is the ideal compound miter saw for trim carpenters, framers and woodworkers who demand precision and reliability. It is compatible with Hitachi’s Universal workstation. For more information including the full line of Hitachi products and support, please contact Hitachi Power Tools at 1-800-829-4752 or visit