Hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Fixed Base Router (Reconditioned)

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Hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Fixed Base Router (Reconditioned)
Price $97.95

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N New $119.95 Out Of Stock
ARecon $97.95 Out Of Stock
CRecon $82.95 Out Of Stock
Manufacturer Part Number: M12VC

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The M12VC  2-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Fixed Base Router is made for fine groove cutting, chamfering, window cutting, trimming shaping and cutting patterns. Featuring Hitachi's new ergonomic styling and designed for precision, this router would be a welcomed addition to any workshop.
  • 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
  • Electronic speed control, maintains constant RPMs even as load varies
  • Class leading noise level, only 79.5dB for a quieter workshop
  • Type - Fixed Base 
  • Amps - 11 
  • Peak Horsepower - 2-1/4 HP 
  • Max Collet Capacity - 1/2" & 1/4" 
  • No-Load Speed - 8,000 - 24,000 
  • No-Load Noise Level - 79.5dB 
  • Motor Clamp - 2-Stage Lever 
  • Weight - 7.3lbs
  • Collet Chuck 1/4" & 1/2" 
  • Centering Gauge 
  • Hex. Bar Wrench 4mm 
  • Wrench 16mm 
  • Wrench 23mm
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Customer Reviews
  1. Outstanding Purchase
    Great router! Very Powerful! Well built! Outstanding condition! I bought grade c and it looked new

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  2. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I love these routers, I have two, I just wish I could get an edge guide for it.

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  3. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Lots of power, and variable, in a price range about half of what I would expect. It has a clear base which helps in seeing the cut line, and a really smooth motor. Hitachi again has mass produced a fine power tool without the high cost associated with the others.

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  4. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Sturdy router, it has been used in a router table and has performed well. I have not put many minutes on the machine so i can't say much about long term durability. The 1/2" collet works well. I saw some reviews about problems with the collets in Hitachi routers, regarding bit slippage. I have had no such problems.

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  5. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I've had this router for a month now and used it a couple of times. It works well, one only had an issue with the bits getting stuck and have to pry them out, so make sure to use some grease. It also didn't fit into a craftsman router table I purchased so I had to return it (the table.) All in all I would say it was a great value, I would have sworn it was brand new.

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  6. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Very nice and very quiet. Variable speed works perfect and plenty of power. only issue is the vertical adjustment that requires you to spin the router in the base. Spinning the adjustment ring would be better as the cord position would not change with the adjustment. Overall I am a very happy router owner.

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  7. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Arrived ahead of scheduled date. Looks like new. Runs great and very quietly. Variable speed is a plus when working with hardwoods...no more burning because of high cutter speed. In general, I couldn't be happier!!

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  8. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Good router for the money.

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  9. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I've used this router a lot as a mounted spindle on a home-built CNC machine, and it's fantastic. Quiet, powerful and reliable. I bought two, but so far have only needed one after a year of use.

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  10. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Looks and works great.

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  11. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Worked great, thanks for all your help

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  12. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Product defective; returned to you for replacement which has not arrived yet.

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  13. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Router arrived promptly. It looks brand new. This router is great...very quiet compared to my DeWalt. I would definatly recommend.

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  14. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    have olny used it once so far and was satisfactory,will be using it much more in the following weeks and get a better gaudge on router.

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  15. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The router came on time and so far works like new. Great price on a great router.

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  16. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Received product just as advertiset good doing business with you.

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  17. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Product works great. Had a fair amout or handling wear and tear, but works fine. Only issue I had was the fact it was wrapped in one layer of bubble wrap, and thrown into a box that was large enough to fit 4 routers. The box was totally destroyed by the time I got it, and I was certain the contents were destroyed too. It's a good thing Hitachi has over built this product because it has passed the "BigSky shipping test". For the cost difference, I will purchase "New" next time around. Atleast the factory packaging gives it more chances of surviving the shipping gauntlet.

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  18. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The Hitachi M12VC was used in my new CnC from Thomas Carr Co. It has all the features needed for use in a wood shop CnC. I am impressed by the power and speed control, and the bit change capabilities are nothing to sneeze at either. Wonderful price on a Great all round router.

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  19. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great product. Very quiet at lowest speed and adjusts easily. Fits my router table just fine and is strong enough for the 1/2" bits I use. Great addition to the shop and the price can't be beat.

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  20. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Quick shipping and router when received looked like new. I like the fact that it is much quieter than my previous router. Also the way it "winds" up to speed when you start it so there is no immediate twist of the router on start up. The variable speed seems to work OK although I don't use it much. All in all I'm very satisfied

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  21. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    So far so good - the unit came with all the parts, including the removal base plate, screws, collets and bit wrench. The machine works fine so far and shows no major flaws. I'm very happy with this.

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  22. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    the condition was great as usual, but i haven't had a chance to use it.

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  23. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Great price. Great tool. Great condition. Great service. That's all you need to know.

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  24. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Have not had a chance to use it yet. It is going into a cnc machine yet to be built. Did turn it on and liked the sound level.

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  25. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Bought two. Great price. Good performance. Will buy more!

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  26. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    worth every penny..love doing business with big sky

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  27. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    So far, so good. I was however, expecting a carrying case, or a tool bag to keep & transport it in, (did the previous owner keep it?) not just a semi-sqashed cardboard box. Back to the tool itself, it seems very solid & well constructed. Loads of power. I have it mounted under a Kreg portable table at this time. I would love to have a lifter to make bit changes & adjustments easier. A spindle lock would be a good feature, but for 73 bucks, I can't really complain, can I?

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  28. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    For the price I paid I would have tp rate it excellent, showed a little sign of use but works great, hold bits tight and true, realtively quiet and the soft start is so much better and easier to control!

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  29. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Excellent and did not look like it had been used much if at all. Consider providing a cheap bag to carry it in.

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  30. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    veary goog i like it

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  31. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I love the slow start, and the variable speed. It beats all the other routers I've used by a long shot.

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  32. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Excellent Router.1/4 to 1/2 is a huge help.I Love my power tools and you cannot beat the Hitachi products.They are strong and dependable.

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  33. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    The router is like brand new. I can't see any dings, scrapes, or blemishes. It runs very quietly and smoothly. I was hesitant about buying a refurbished piece of hardware, but the price won me over. Now that I have it I'm really glad I didn't spend the extra money on a from-the-factory-new one. Shipping was fast and as a new customer I got four magazine subscriptions for free. I'll definitely buy from Big Sky Tool again.

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  34. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Awesome Router, This is the second one I have purchased, this one will be dedicated for a router table. Hitatchi ROCKS !!!!

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  35. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    Seemed new. Was a little bulky but ok overall

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  36. Big Sky Tool Reviews
    I bought this router so I could have a dedicated router for dovetailing. I wanted one that was easy to handle and that I could put the dovetail bit in and leave it once I got it adjusted. I have 5 other routers, fixed, plunge and D handled. I really like this Hitachi router a lot for this purpose because it has a soft start feature. It came with only a 1/4 inch collet, so that means it won't handle any of my 1/2 shank bits. That's OK since my drawer jig uses 1/4 shank bits. The fact that this router has soft start makes turning it on and off a lot easier and less stressful as you work through many drawer sides. I'm delighted with the size, weight and handling. The handles are round, so the ergonomics are just OK, and since they are at the bottom of the router, the router tends to be a little top heavy, but that's typical of fixed base routers. Overall, a good deal

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