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Hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 HP Variable Speed Fixed Base Router

Model#: HITNM12VC
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The Hitachi M12VC Variable-Speed Fixed-Base Router features a powerful motor and electronic speed control for making smooth cuts in a variety of materials. A welcome addition to any workshop, this precision router features electronic speed control, quiet operation, easy depth adjustments, and more. It's ideal for fine groove cutting, chamfering, window cutting, trimming, shaping, and pattern cutting.
Features:
  • 11 Amp motor, 2-1/4 Peak Horsepower for precise, controlled cuts
  • 2-stage motor release clamp for quick and accurate depth adjustments and base changes
  • Nickel plated motor housing for smooth depth adjustments
  • Electronic speed control maintains constant RPMs even as load varies
  • Class leading noise level at only 79.5dB for a quieter workshop
Includes:
  • 2-1/4 HP Variable Speed Fixed Base Router - M12VC
  • Collet Chuck 1/4-in - 323293
  • Collet Chuck 1/2-in - 323241
  • Template Guide Adapter - 323272
  • Centering Gauge - 323296
  • Hex Bar Wrench 4mm - 944458
  • Hex Socket HD Bolt M5 x 10 (10 PCS) - 949819
  • Wrench 16mm - 323294
  • Wrench 23mm - 323295
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Specifications

Weight: 7.3 lbs.
Amperage: 11
Collet Capacity: 1/2-in, 1/4-in
Horsepower: 2.25
Motor Clamp: 2-Stage Lever
No-Load Noise Level: 79.5dB
RPM: 8,000 - 24,000

Reviews

Product Reviews

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4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good grip (5)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good safety features (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (3)
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      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hitachi 2-1/4 HP Router Is The Best

    By M2

    from Jeffersonville, IN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Control
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful Torque
    • Quick Chuck Change

    Cons

      Best Uses

        This Hitachi Router is absolutely great. I have been looking at a number of Routers for some time and finally decided on the Hitachi. The best decision. It has plenty of power, soft start, light weight, easy to control and great grip. Chuck holds 1/2 bits very tight and needed to use a flat head screw driver with a small amount of pressure to get it out - but not a big deal. I would highly recommend this router to beginners up to professionals.

         
        4.0

        Good Router

        By Joe

        from South Florida

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Grip
        • Powerful
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

        • Switch poorly positioned

        Best Uses

        • In The Workshop

        Nice looking tool.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great quiet router

        By Craig

        from Owasso, ok

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Store
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Grip
        • Good Safety Features
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Got a second base and mounted to my router table. It has been easy to use and quiet - a great purchase.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            A few caution flags

            By Steve684

            from New Jersey

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Ergonomic design
            • Good balance
            • Good Grip
            • Good Safety Features
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Bit replacement difficult
            • Hard To Use
            • Needs shaft lock

            Best Uses

            • In The Workshop

            Overall this seems like a pretty good router depending on the application. Router bit removal and installation is a bit awkward you need to remove the motor housing from the base to change bits. I don't know if that is the norm for all routers my Craftsman has a shaft lock which makes it pretty easy. Here is the big caution for use with dovetails & template guides...the collet nut is 4 sided but not the full height of the nut so when you install the guide it covers up the flat side of the collet where you need to put the wrench to tighten the bit when you lower the motor on the base. If the flat side of the collet nut was the full height of the nut it would not be a problem. I asked a carpenter friend of mine and he could not offer a solution and neither could Rockler who made the dovetail jig. Bill (from Rockler) said it was the first time he had heard of this problem. Anyway for the price it seems like a great router just need to know what you want to use it for before you buy it I guess.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good tool at a Good price

            By egrinch

            from Eastern Oregon

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Store
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Grip
            • Good Safety Features
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Instructions not clear

            Best Uses

            • Home Repair
            • In The Workshop

            I use this router in my router table and it seems excellent in that application. I have not had it long so have only had one job for it. I cut some large cove molding with no problems. It did not chatter and had plenty of power to handle the cut although I did make two passes just to be sure of ending with a smooth finish. The variable speed was an important feature for the large bit I was using. Although I do not have router lift for the table, the controls were as convenient as could be expected. I found the instructions for base removal not clear.

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