KM12VC Hitachi Router (fixed and plunge base)

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Blog entry by cooksterman posted 07-05-2009 04:47 PM 952 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Really like the router combo. A terrific buy for the bucks. Like the powerful variable speed, the 1/4” and 1/2” chucks, the template guides, very quite and fun to use. The plunge base is a snap to use. A disquieting issue though. During the process of making a really nice portable router table I switched over to the plunge base. I went to clean up the fixed base and noticed on the inside of the plastic scale ring that stress cracks are beginning to form. One of the stress cracks is about 3/4” long. I’ve written to Hitachi (haven’t yet giving them time to respond) but the stress cracks do concern me for longevity.

Has anyone had the same types of issues? Or, are there other issues that I need to be aware of?



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#1 posted 07-05-2009 08:41 PM

In checking out this router on line I found what seems to be a steel the set at $102

This is not one of the routers I own but it seems to have many positive reviews on Amazon

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#2 posted 07-10-2009 02:53 AM

Cooksterman I have the same router with I think the crack in location as yours.
Have had the router for 3 years with the crack for as long I use this router intable and out.
still no plastic broken
Hope this helps


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