Hitachi announced a number of new benchtop woodworking tools today, including this interesting band saw. Its head tilts up to 45-degrees to make angled cuts while your workpiece remains flat on the table.
The saw’s motor turns at 1,725 rpm, driving the blade at a wood-normal speed of 3,600 feet per minute. The base and table are cast iron, and the table measures 13-1/2″ x 11-1/2″. It accepts 63.5″ x .014″ blades ranging from 1/4″ to 3/8″ in width. For a benchtop, it can handle some hefty cuts: five full inches at 90-degrees. Other features include an LED work light, and an integrated dust collection system complete with bag.
Hitachi’s MSRP is just shy of $200, and they say it should be available any time now at Lowe’s.
PS: Look for more of Hitachi’s new benchtop gear here on TM soon.