Hitachi C10RJ Table Saw Features and Review – The Hitachi Jobsite Table Saw Ultimate Review

Hitachi C10RJ Table Saw Features and Review – The Hitachi Jobsite Table Saw Ultimate Review

35 INCH RIP! Check out my new Hitachi C10RJ jobsite table saw! That’s the largest capacity of any portable/jobsite table saw. BUT Does it have the quality to match? So far I’m impressed

This is part 2 of the Ultimate Hitachi C10RJ Table Saw Review. In this video I cover all of the features, how to align and calibrate the saw, and give an overview of quality and performance. If you have questions please ask.

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Part One: Unboxing and Assembly –
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I’ve been running this saw for two weeks now so I know enough about it to offer educated opinions. Be sure to subscribe to this blog and my YouTube channel because I will give you long term updates.

I’m a mobile carpenter, cabinet maker, and woodworker. My shop is and must be completely portable (The Dailey Portable Shop). Therefore a full-size cabinet saw just isn’t an option. Jobsite saws have come a long way. They are powerful, accurate, and have cleverly designed rip fences that allow a much larger rip capacity than their size would suggest. I’ve only ever had a jobsite saw and consistently produce high quality cabinetry on site.

Hitachi C10RJ 10″ 15-Amp Jobsite Table Saw with 35″ Rip Capacity and Fold and Roll Stand By Hitachi$329.00$479.97
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Now the best saw for me may not be the best for you. Some of you may only need a small bench top saw that’s easy to move and store. Me, I want the absolute biggest saw I can get. The great thing is that there are a plethora of high quality jobsite saws to choose from. I’d recommend sticking to the professional grade jobsite saws even if you’re a DIY’er. These are Dewalt, Ridgid, Bosch, and Hitachi.

As I said in part one, I narrowed my search down to the Dewalt DWE7491RS, Ridgid R4513, and the Hitachi C10RJ.

I went with the Hitachi Table Saw for several reasons

35 inch rip capacity – this is the largest in it’s class
Rotating Fence for large rip cuts – I really like the fence design. It rotates to serve as material support when extended and has easy to use latches to lock it down.
Rack and Pinion fence adjustment – The fence is locked into one of two positions and your cut is adjusted by parallel bars driven by gears. This keeps the fence parallel to the blade at all times, and allows for quick one and adjustment. With other style fences you have to make sure its pressed against the track as you lock it down or it may be out of square. This often requires two hands.
13/16 Dado Capacity – My old saw only had a 1/4 capacity. It was never worth it to by the dado stack. Having the ability to run a full size dado stack opens up a lot of possibilities.
Integrated Stand – My old saw didn’t come with a stand. I eventually bought one and was very happy with it. The Hitachi Fold and Roll Stand is made just for this saw and it works well with the saw. Another plus of the stand is that it is rock solid. You can push large sheet goods through the saw without it tipping over. With lesser stands this is a huge safety hazard. The saw with the stand sits right at 36″ working height.
Value – This saw shares a lot in common in both looks and design with the more expensive Dewalt Saw. With the all the 2017 Christmas sales going on right now I was able to get the Hitachi for $200 less than the Dewalt. You really do get a lot in both features and quality with this saw.


  1. TheLookingOne on August 25, 2023 at 6:35 pm

    Why do the miter gauge slots have their top edges beveled?
    It seems it is not possible to remove miter guage play using nylon expansion discs.
    Is there any good quality miter guage that can work effectively with the beveled slots?

  2. Geoff Drew on August 25, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Appreciate you going to the trouble to post this video mate but you really need to clean up your shop, all that crap on the floor is a trip hazard, wouldn’t like to see you hurt yourself.

  3. Garen_G on August 25, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you for the great review, especially on the calibration part. I have a question though. Do you know the noise level in decibels? I heard that this model is the most "quiet" compared to other direct drive table saws on the market. I like little Dewalt 475, but its 107dB pitching noise makes it impossible to use in the residential building’s basement, without bothering the neighbors. Thanks.

  4. Tyrone Witherspoon on August 25, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    That sucks ass that you’re having to brush yourself off every time you cut. No one wants to have to squint to wear glasses every time they cut.

  5. Michael Harris on August 25, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    The miter gauge storage is right behind the cord storage

  6. Wagner by Nature on August 25, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Great video! Thank you! I am am picking on of these up soon, I am excited to use it. I wonder how your saw from 2017 is holding up?

  7. Lic. Eugenio R. Rodríguez on August 25, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Beautiful video, right to the grain, something that a professional can learn and use right away, Thanks for your effrt !!

  8. SuperNova on August 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Good demo thanks

  9. Georges on August 25, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    It just looks like a Metabo… who has bought whom ?

  10. Samantha on August 25, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    IT’s 2020, Do you still have them sandals? They looked like they were ready for reitrement.

  11. Matthew P on August 25, 2023 at 6:49 pm

    I just bought this saw, used it a couple times and then it started sounding really rough/noisy, then is used it again the next day and it cut out a few times and now won’t start.

  12. stoney268 on August 25, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    And how is it after 4-5 years? Just found out that Hitachi is now called Hikoki… Not sure what the difference is with the current C10RJWAZ because it looks the same

  13. KJ on August 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Great video, thanks! I have a question for ya, what is the distance from the front of the blade to the front of the table (infeed distance). Thanks in advance

  14. Michael Jones on August 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    I bought this table saw and still can’t really figure out how to actually place the bolts that the fence attaches to? Where exactly using the ruler should the three bolts be placed?

  15. Sledninja on August 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Just came across your video thanks for taking the time to put it together solved one of my problems.
    My fence was crooked causing about it a 16th of an inch taper at the end of each cut on the table side which was driving me crazy now I know how to fix it thank you again.

  16. Dave Zaitz on August 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Well done on the review Superman

  17. wwmilanl on August 25, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Hello Dailey Woodworks, questions, after 3 years you still using this machine??? any feedback about??? Thanks for your review.

  18. Sly Wolf on August 25, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Great review video 👍 thank you, I’d like one but can’t find a seller here in the UK, was considering an import but delivery charges are almost as much as the saw.

  19. Jerry Ebner on August 25, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    nice video, just bought one myself and I like it ….

  20. 4PERCENTERS on August 25, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    dado acceptance it an important feature, rarely given with portable table saws. What about this saw? Why is this feature so often excluded from reviews of table saws?

  21. tonyyayo2883 on August 25, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    Just picked a brand new one up at home depot for $90! Apparently Hitachi changed their name so they have to get them out of their inventory.

  22. Harvey Goldfarb on August 25, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    How do you lock height of blade? When using a dado height varies after every cut. harvey@hgane,com

  23. El PATRÓN ZAPATA on August 25, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    Thank you!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍

  24. GRS One on August 25, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    I hit the like button and now it says 666

  25. steve steve on August 25, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    I just bought one today, 11/08/20 Lowes had them on sale 349 my wife’s uncle gave me his old Delta the throat plate looked like it was missing a section of the left, no riving knife no blade guard it felt dangerous making practice cuts,nthe board kept rising possible kick back also,in figured 349 was worth keeping my fingers, don’t be dumb keep your thumb, great video BTW

  26. Herb Morris on August 25, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Excellent review. I had questions about the rip fence that only your video answered. It looks good to me. I’m off to Lowes! Thank you.

  27. Tiktaalik on August 25, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    Does anyone know if the Masterforce jobsite saw (Menards "house" brand) is the same as this Hitachi? It sure seems like the exact same saw.

  28. FastRedPonyCar on August 25, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Trying to decide between this, the Skillsaw SPT99 or the Delta 36-725t2 for an extra $150.

  29. James Silverman on August 25, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I just purchased same saw. It appears to have a lip at the front and rear fence, blade side. This get caught on initial entry of small piece. Am I doing something wrong or have something set up incorrectly? PIctures in manual were hard to follow. Could not figure out the stops on the fence. I have a DeWalt saw and it’s fence does not have any lippage to contend with. My other saw is a Harbor Freight and it has a terrible fence.

  30. Ralph Fenzlaff on August 25, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    So, I just picked up one of these table saws. When changing the blade to a Diablo blade, it’s very tight to get the blade all the way onto the Arbor. Anyone else experiencing this? The blade that came with the saw goes on fine, but it’s kind of a lousy blade. Had the same issue on two different Diablo blades and an Irwin blade. Trying to figure out if most will just try to ream the arbor hole on the blade a little larger, or if I have a badly milled arbor and should exchange the saw for another? Thanks

  31. Samson E-C on August 25, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    For the new c10rjs I heard you cannot get parts for them. Any truth to that?..thks…jc

  32. Tyrone Witherspoon on August 25, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Is there a way to reverse the rotation on this? Or is it just a piece of crap made by manufacturers who don’t know any better?

  33. Donald Trump on August 25, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    Is the blade square to the table out of the box or did you have adjustment it to square it up? Thanks

  34. บุญฉัตร ทิติ on August 25, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    *Saw is perfect **MyBest.Tools** , stable and accurate. Very easy to use.*

  35. Dennis Tysoski on August 25, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    My blade keeps coming loose. If I over tighten, it won’t spin. If i tighten like normal , it comes loose after 1 cut.
    Can you help me.

  36. Adem Kollari on August 25, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Robert, I know it’s been five years, but would you recommend this saw for a beginner DIY-er? It is in my price range. Thank you!

  37. Garen_G on August 25, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    I heard that Hitachi has relatively low noise level. Did you have a chance to measure the noise level?

  38. Dave Hamel on August 25, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Very informative video. Just the right amount of information for my initial setup. Thanks.

  39. Kirk Marino on August 25, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    I looked in the owners manual and could not find how to adjust the blade to the table top. I like the saw and its ease of use. Do you have any ideas?

  40. Americana64 on August 25, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    I was watching anther review of this saw and that person cited incredible difficulty adding a DADO blade (needed to remove the riving knife). Can you comment on your experience using a dado in this saw? Great Review.

  41. Dan Sklenicka on August 25, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Just bought this unit @ Lowe’s last night so far after setting up nice unit. Thanks for the calibration tips.

  42. Robert Polsgrove on August 25, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    I have had one of these for just over 1 year. Been a great saw until this week, the fence lock quit working, it just springs back to the unlocked position. Don’t see anything broken, any clues to how to fix?

  43. Grilling and Chillin With Big Daddy on August 25, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Less is more…way less is way more…

  44. Vikram Singh on August 25, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    I could not find any Noise level infpormation for this saw..any comment on the noise?

  45. Jorge Gonsalez on August 25, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Did Hitachi made 2 models of this table saw I’ve noticed some differences between this one and the one in Lowe’s for what I see mainly on the fence and the insert plate.

  46. Tom Picciani on August 25, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Can you comment on whether the blade is square to the table and if there is any adjustment to square it up if not?

  47. Brady Barrera on August 25, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    I just watched a table saw shootout where this hitachi took the #1 spot against some beasts. After two years, is this a saw that you would purchase again if it was your only table saw in a small hobbyist garage/shop?

  48. Gino Asci on August 25, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Is the saw sold without the stand?
    Where is it sold?

  49. Brandon Campo on August 25, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    Where is the motor reset button

  50. Eric Newport on August 25, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    I know you posted this a couple years ago now. Are you still using?