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Reviews: Hitachi M12V 3-1/4 Horsepower Electronic Variable Speed 1/2-Inch Plunge Router

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Hitachi M12V Falls Short

Hitachi M12V Falls Short

02-23-2011 09:56 AM by pintodeluxe | 17 comments »

I was excited to add this router to my collection because of its 15 amp power rating. However, several factors led me to use other machines. Ergonomics: The machine is heavy and clunky, with no particular thought to ergonomics. A router is one tool in particular that needs to feel good in your hands. The plunge action is fair. The plastic handles are hollow, and feel like they may break off at any moment. They actually creak as you pick this tool up. The height adjustment knob is a ch...

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Hitachi M12V, 3 ¼ Hp, Plunge Router

Hitachi M12V, 3 ¼ Hp, Plunge Router

01-25-2008 12:32 AM by dataman | 9 comments »

I have two of these routers!I mounted on in my router table and use the other one for manual jobs. Having a 3 ¼ Hp, 15 AMP motor, the Hitachi M12V is can handle virtually any routing job or bit design. The motor features an infinitely adjustable electronic speed control dial and soft start to make it manageable for hand use. The 8,000 to 20,000 rpm range (no load) dial is divided by 1 through 5 numerals (no detents) on the dial. The On/Off switch is located off the right-side handle and...

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