Hitachi M12V2 Router Review

A great Value

by Lorenz Prem on March 23 2014 3:30 pm
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M12V2 Router
Hitachi
90
General

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Router TypePlunge
Motor SpeedVariable Speed
Min speed8,000 rpm
Max speed22,000 rpm
Plunge2 9/16"
CaseNone
Collet
1/4" Colletyes
1/2" Colletyes
Base
ShapeCircular
Base width7"
Base length7"
Power
Motor draw15 amp
Power3 1/4HP
Voltage120V
Cord length7 1/2'
Dimensions
Length12 3/4"(1)
Width6 1/4"(1)
Height13 7/8"(1)
Weight13.90 lbs
Price
UPC717709-010376
Price$209.99
90

The Good

  • very powerful
  • plunge action is smooth powered by springs that create constant resistant
  • continuously variable speed
  • excellent base plate
  • very efficient dust collection
  • heavy and stable
  • accurate and easy to use depth micro adjustment knob
  • plunge depth scale is accurate, but hard to read
  • unique, yet slightly awkward power switch design
  • has a spindle lock that can be engaged from the front of the router
  • kit includes guide bushing insert for the base plate and an edge guide
  • base plate has a flat edge on one side

The Bad

  • plunge lock is hard to use with one hand
  • not a good plunge lock design for tasks that require frequent depth changes
  • depth stop turret has only 3 positions
  • too heavy and large for fine work
  • no motor brake
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About the Author
"Lorenz is the founder of Hingmy. When he is not reviewing power tools or improving the site, he is building things in his workshop or playing hockey."
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