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

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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
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/4 in. / 1/2 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 2.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 8,000 - 24,000
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (9)
Pros
Ergonomic Design (4)
Powerful (4)
Lightweight (4)
Easy To Use (3)
Best Uses
Home Repair (1)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Lightweight
Hitachi 2-1/4 HP Router Is The Best
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.
September 13, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Great quiet router
Got a second base and mounted to my router table. It has been easy to use and quiet - a great purchase.
January 18, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Lightweight
Good Value
Great value in a fixed base router. Great for a router table.
May 15, 2014
No collet lock other than a second wrench.
I wish the spindle did not require a second wrench to open the collet.
April 30, 2015
Originally posted at
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Good tool at a Good price
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.
November 30, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
A few caution flags
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.
January 4, 2012
This router has easy adjustments.
I have the router mounted in a router table. Easy to change bits and to adjust the bit height.
January 7, 2013
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Great for woodworkers
I build many woodworking projects and this router put the best finishing details on the edges when matched with a decent set of bits.
January 8, 2013
Originally posted at
Tool is great addition to my shop.
Cannot speak to durability yet, have not used it enough. But I feel it will serve my needs for a long time. Mounted into a shop made router table and am well satisfied so far.
January 13, 2013
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This router has excellent features
This router has excellent power. The bits can de changed easely. Thus far the router has been durable. The router has good balance. I would recommend this product to anyone.
January 13, 2013
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With in the past 6 months I purchased Hitachi M12VC Router. I am having problems with removing the router bits when I am finished. The collar and nut are connected together but when I unscrew the nut, it separates from the collar. The collar wedges in with the router. Could the 1/4" collar be bad? I am thinking it should not come apart. I have ruend two router bits trying to remove from the router. Besides this problem, very nice router.
Dave on Jun 6, 2016
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Warranty

Hitachi Tool Warranty

30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

All Hitachi tools are inspected before they leave the factories to ensure the highest quality for customers. If you are not satisfied with any Hitachi tool within 30 days of purchase, please return the product with receipt to the original place of purchase for a refund or replacement. This guarantee covers power tools only. See the Hitachi "Limited Warranty" below for accessories & parts and further warranty information.

Professional 5-Year Limited Warranty

This warranty of Hitachi Power Tools (hereinafter the "Hitachi Product") extends to the original purchaser of the Hitachi Product.

Hitachi products are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the original purchase date. (See exceptions below.)

Exceptions Include:

Lifetime HXP Lithium Ion Tool Warranty

The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a Lifetime from the original purchase date. Lifetime is defined as the serviceable life of the product. This is defined as the period during which all components are available.

  • Cordless Lithium Ion Blowers
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2-Year HXP Lithium Ion Battery Warranty

1-Year HXP Lithium Ion Charger Warranty

Two Year Warranty

The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of two (2) years from the original purchase date.

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One Year Warranty

The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date.

  • Air Compressors
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90-Day Warranty

The product categories listed below are warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of ninety (90) days from the original purchase date.

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  • Shoe Base Pads

30-Day Warranty

The product category listed below is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of thirty (30) days from the original purchase date.

  • Accessory Products

Warranty coverage is conditioned upon the purchaser furnishing Hitachi or its Authorized Service Center with adequate written proof of the original purchase date.

Owner's Registration Card

The return of the Owner's Registration Card by the original purchaser within ten (10) days after the original purchase date is not a condition precedent to coverage under this warranty.

Warranty Coverage

This Hitachi Product is warranted by Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. (referred to hereinafter as Hitachi), 3950 Steve Reynolds Blvd. Norcross, GA 30093, against defective materials or workmanship.

This warranty is void if: defects in materials or workmanship or damages result from repairs or alterations which have been made or attempted by others or the unauthorized use of nonconforming parts; the damage is due to normal wear and tear, the damage is due to abuse (including overloading of the Hitachi Product beyond capacity), improper maintenance, neglect or accident: or the damage is due to use of the Hitachi Product after partial failure or use with improper accessories.

Warranty Performance

DURING THE ABOVE WARRANTY PERIOD, SHOULD YOUR HITACHI PRODUCT EXHIBIT A DEFECT IN MATERIALS OR WORKMANSHIP, SUCH DEFECT WILL BE REPAIRED WHEN THE COMPLETE HITACHI PRODUCT IS RETURNED, POSTAGE PREPAID AND INSURED, TO A HITACHI AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER. OTHER THAN THE POSTAGE AND INSURANCE REQUIREMENT, NO CHARGE WILL BE MADE FOR REPAIRS COVERED BY THIS WARRANTY.

Warranty Disclaimers

NO WARRANTY, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, OTHER THAN THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS MADE WITH REGARD TO THIS HITACHI PRODUCT. HITACHI DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. IN NO EVENT SHALL HITACHI BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY COSTS, ATTORNEY FEES, EXPENSES, LOSSES OR DELAYS ALLEGED TO BE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF ANY DAMAGE TO, FAILURE OF, OR DEFECT IN ANY PRODUCT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF PROFITS.

Limitations On Warranty Disclaimers

Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Please consult Hitachi's website www.hitachipowertools.com or call 1-800-829-4752 to locate your nearest service facility for warranty and non-warranty service on a Hitachi product.

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