|Forum topic by Ocelot||posted 04-10-2014 02:13 AM||1481 views||0 times favorited||15 replies|
04-10-2014 02:13 AM
I’m not yet posting this as a review, because I’m going to send this one back. After I work with it’s replacement for awhile, I might post a review.
I recently bought a 20+ year-old Porter-Cable Omnijig 24, a 24-inch dovetail jig. After struggling with my inexpensive little router, I decided on an upgrade. After some research, I settled on the Hitachi M12VC. I wanted the variable speed so I could use larger bits in the router table. I didn’t feel like I needed plunge capability at this time, so the Hitachi seemed like a good unit for the price. I had previously bought a recon Hitachi framing nailer, so felt pretty good about saving $27 by getting a recon unit from BigSkyTools.com.
The Router arrived today before lunch, so I checked it out at lunch time. Unfortunately, it’s defective.
I mounted the centering tool in the 1/4” collet, stood the router on it’s head and set up the dial indicator.
It’s 40 thousanths (of an inch) out! That’s more than 1/32”. That’s about a millimeter!
I’m editing : I forgot to note that I independently checked the centering tool and found that it’s runout was around 2 thousanths, so it’s definitely the motor shaft that is bent.
I’ve sent a message to BigSkyTools, and I’ll let y’all know how they respond.