Model#: HITNM12VC
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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
34 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)
Speed control stopped working
I have had this router mounted in a router table for several years and always ran it on high speed. I love the power. I now have an occasion to run it at a lower speed and found that the speed control dial was floating loose and non functional. I now need to replace the router with one that I can control the speed.
March 25, 2018
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This product preforms great
After working with wood before, now retired I can make more elaborate things. And this router work great with pine to 100 year oak.
January 21, 2018
Originally posted at
Great router for the money
Bought this router to be used on a router table and as a stand alone for wood projects. This is my second router purchase. My first router is a Ryobi, and it does adequate work, but needed a more powerful unit. I did a little research, and decided on the Hitachi. I'm not disappointed with the performance of this model. The only slight frustration is dealing with removing base to change bits.
January 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Best ever
I've had many routers from different manufacturers but this is the first Hitachi product I've ever owned. This router is the most efficient, reliable and easy to setup and operate. I am completely sold on Hitachi. I will definitely check out other tools for my shop.
August 18, 2017
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easy to use set up quuik
Really like how quiet the motor runs and the soft start is grate. Changing bits and set up is a breeze.I hand problems using the dovetail guides they keep coming loose.The instructions book was not clear on how to use the router. Overall great product would buy another router from hitachi.
January 15, 2017
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Easy to adjust and plenty of power.
These routers are great. I own three that I use every day in my cabinet making business. Easy to use and plenty of power. Hitachi please don't change a thing.
November 23, 2016
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Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Lightweight
Very nice router. Wish it had above table adjustment.
Would like above table height adjustment feature. Just the right size for mid size hand held operation.
January 24, 2016
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Ergonomic Design
Lightweight
I own 2 of these routers with no complaints
One router is mounted to a router table; the other is for freehand work. Enjoy the relative quietness and variable speed aspects.
December 2, 2015
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
very powerful tool
I am glad to buy this Router instead of other brand. It is pwerful and easy to use. A+++++
April 18, 2015
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Questions & Answers

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what router tables are compatible?
A shopper on Apr 11, 2017
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
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Hitachi direct for warranty options and tech support. 800-706-7337
Will this attach to a router
table?
A shopper on Jan 23, 2018

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
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
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
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 5 Year Limited null
Price: $134.99 $89.99
You Save: N/A $45.00 (33%)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.