Drop Saw

The drop saw is for cutting long pieces of timber into smaller pieces. It's official name is a Hitachi Slide Compound Mitre Saw 305mm C12RSH.


  • Wear safety glasses always.
  • Wear hearing protection as needed.


  • Adjustable laser line for accurate and easy cutting
  • Zero clearance slide structure
  • Thumb actuated positive mitre stops for quick and easy adjustment and this product is equipped with a soft grip handle to minimise vibrations
  • Experience smooth, fast cutting with this grey Hitachi slide compound mitre saw, which can cut through a variety of materials and is suitable for a range of home improvement tasks. A large base and zero clearance slide structure ensure stable cutting, with a 120mm pivoting sub-fence on the right and left for supporting large stock. This product is equipped with a soft grip handle to minimise vibrations and improve user comfort and features a blade guard for increased safety.
  • The adjustable laser line offers precise, accurate cuts, while the thumb-actuated positive mitre stops are quick and easy to adjust. High performance dust collection removes airborne particles and helps to keep work areas clean and safe.

How to Use

To make a cut, make sure the timber is butt up against the guide and held firmly using your hand or a clamp. Hold the safety lever while pushing the ‘on’ button (these are right next to each other). Pull the blade forward as necessary, drop and move the saw back to home. The angle of the blade can be adjusted by loosening the lower handle, and pinching the handle below it to slide along the angle-labelled axis. The depth of the cut can be adjusted using the smaller knob near the ‘you must be inducted to use this tool’ sign.

Manual http://www.manualslib.com/manual/420343/Hitachi-C12rsh-305mm-Slide-Compound-Mitre-Saw.html

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