Hitachi Introduces Four New Bench Top Woodworking Tools

NORCROSS, GA., July 12, 2007 - Hitachi Power Tools today introduced a new line of bench top woodworking tools comprising of a unique 10" tilt-head band saw with an integrated dust collection system, a 10" drill press with laser, a 4x8" belt and disc sander with an integrated dust collection system and a 16" variable speed scroll saw with stand included. This new line for Hitachi is designed for woodworkers who desire an excellent value for the money.

The CB6Y is Hitachi's 10" band saw. An exclusive feature to this saw is its patented tilting head. This allows the work piece and base to remain flat for true stability and better control, while the entire head of the saw tilts back. The tilting head has a 90 to 45 degree range to accommodate angled cuts. Its dust collection system is built-in for simple and efficient reduction of airborne debris and to keep the work area clean. The motor delivers 1,725 rpm and 3,600 fpm for plenty of power. Constructed with a cast iron base, the CB6Y is solid to withstand vibration. Its cast iron table measures 13-1/2" x 11-1/2" for generous workspace and includes miter gauge slots. The included miter gauge proves useful when ripping, re-sawing and cross cutting and for precision cuts. This 10" band saw uses a 63.5 x .014" blade from ¼" to 3/8" wide. The CB6Y provides a max cut of 5" at 90 degrees. For added safety, a locking paddle switch is incorporated to prevent unauthorized use. Lastly, an LED work light is installed above the blade to improve cut line visibility and aid in set up. The CB6Y comes with a 63.5" blade, dust collection bag and is covered by a two year warranty. The suggested retail is $199.

The B13F 10" bench top drill press features a fully adjustable X-Y axis laser for precision drilling and pinpoint accuracy. It delivers five speeds (620, 1150, 1770, 2450 and 3100 rpm) to tackle many different applications. The 1/3 HP induction motor also adds to its longer life and quieter operation. The B13F's cast iron table measures 7-13/16" square and tilts up to 45 degrees left or right. Easy adjustment of the table height is achieved by a smooth rack and pinion gearing system. The chuck accepts bits from 1/16" up ½". Overall, this drill press weighs 61.8 lbs and is compact so it can be easily moved out of the way when not in use. Covered by Hitachi's two year warranty, this small tool packs a big punch for its suggested retail of $149.

Hitachi's SB10Y 4x8" belt and disc sander features an on-board dust collection system for efficient removal of debris keeping the workspace clean and safe. Its 4 Amp motor delivers plenty of power for squaring board edges and ends. This hybrid tool incorporates a large 4x36" belt and an 8" diameter disc sander for an all-in-one affordable tool that handles a variety of sanding applications. The belt and disc speed are both fixed at 1,100 fpm and 2,200 rpm, respectively. The iron table measures 6x9" and can be easily transferred for use on both the belt and disc areas. The table also tilts 0-90 degrees for the belt and 0-45 degrees for the disc allowing for a range of sanding applications. Slots in the table base accommodate the included miter gauge for precise angles. Belt tension controls are incorporated for easy to manage belt changes and a built-in work-stop is designed for easier horizontal sanding. This extremely versatile sander is covered by a two-year warranty and is a great value with a suggested retail of $149.

The CW40 16" variable speed scroll saw is powered by a quiet 1/4 HP induction motor, which also extends tool life. It features a dust port for easy shop vacuum connection to reduce dust and debris. The cast iron table bevels 45 degrees right and left for more applications and flexibility with the work-piece. The handy front mounted micro-adjustment knob allows the user to dial into the precise angle and a large bevel scale makes it easier to read. The CW40 accepts pin end of plain end blade types and offers a variable speed ranging from 400-1,600 spm. Its die-cast aluminum frame with cast iron base reduces vibration and adds stability for cutting fine pieces. For convenience, a dust blower is included to remove debris from the work surface and a flexible job light is positioned to illuminate the work piece as needed. An all metal stand is included. The CW40 is an ideal scroll saw for any non-production application and is covered by a two year warranty. It is an excellent value at a suggested retail of $169.

Available nationwide at Lowe's and other fine retailers. 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 PowerTools U.S.A. built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws. In 1995 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 Jefferson GA, Valencia CA and Toronto ONT, Hitachi Koki U.S.A. supports nearly 2000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 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
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