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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


Hitachi Power Tools carries an extensive line of professional grade tools and accessories for: woodworking, metalworking, concrete drilling and cutting, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. During the 1980s Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. In 1994 Hitachi Power Tools U.S.A. was renamed Hitachi Koki U.S.A. to denote the addition of manufacturing to the United States.

From headquarters in Atlanta, GA, and satellite offices in Chatsworth CA and Toronto ONT, Hitachi Koki U.S.A. supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and nearly 1000 authorized service centers. The field sales force and service technicians constantly provide information to engineers to refine and upgrade the product selection. Many tools in the line are designed and offered for use only in North America. With dozens of new models already in development, Hitachi Power Tools enters the 21st century with Hitachi Koki U.S.A. continuing to offer the highest level of professional power tools available.


Abby Bradford
770.925.1774 ext 258

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