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Hitachi 3-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Plunge Router M12VE

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3-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Plunge Router

HITACHI-M12VE

The 3-1/4 Peak hp Variable Speed Plunge Router from HITACHI helps you add attractive detail to your woodworking projects. It features a powerful 15-Amp motor that runs at a top speed of 22,000 rpm for... read more

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HITACHI-M12VE is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8.
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Features

The 3-1/4 Peak hp Variable Speed Plunge Router from HITACHI helps you add attractive detail to your woodworking projects. It features a powerful 15-Amp motor that runs at a top speed of 22,000 rpm for fast work in hard woods. This Hitachi 3-1/4 peak hp variable speed plunge router has a soft start feature that begins slowly and ramps up gradually to give you better control. You can set the stroke depth for up to 2-9/16 inches deep for carving into cabinet doors, tabletops and more. This compact Hitachi lightweight plunge router weighs under 12 pounds, which makes it comfortable to hold and move for extended periods. You can adjust the handle angles to make the unit easier to control for more precise results.

Additional Features

  • Hitachi 3-1/4 peak hp variable speed plunge router comes with 1/4-inch collet chuck, template guide and adapter, 23mm wrench and straight guide
  • 15-Amp motor delivers top speed of 22,000 rpm
  • Hitachi lightweight plunge router's soft start gradually ramps up speed on activation
  • Maximumum plunge depth of 2-9/16 inches
  • Hitachi 3-1/4 peak hp variable speed plunge router weighs less than 12 pounds
  • Handle angles are adjustable for greater comfort
  • 5-year manufacturer warranty
Specifications
Acme Tools Brand Name: HITACHI
Acme Tools Part Number: M12VE
Adjustable Depth Stops: No
Amperage (A): 0
Assembled Weight (lbs): 11.7
Bit Change Type: Single Wrench with Spindle Lock
CSA Certified: No
Product Storage Included: No Case Included
Color / Finish: Green/Black
Cord Length (in): 0
Cordless / Corded: Corded
Country of Origin: MYS
Depth Adjustment: No
Dust Collection: No
ETL Listed: Yes
Electronic Speed Control: Yes
Fence Included: No
Handle Type: Angle Adjustable
Horsepower (hp): 3.25
Housing Material: Other
Internet Product Code (IPC): F8D9B59ED8B
Lock-on Switch: Yes
Maximum RPM: 22000
Net Tool Weight (lbs): 11.7
Package Contents: Parallel Guide, Template Guide. Wrench, Wing Bolt
Package Weight: 11.7
Plunge Lock Control: Yes
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Corded
Primary Collet Size: 1/2 Inch
Router Base Type: Plunge
Spindle Lock: No
Switch Type: Slide
UL Listed: Yes
Variable Speed: Yes
Voltage: 12
Warranty: 5 Year
Internal Supplier Part #: M12VE
MFG Model # (Series): M12VE
MFG Part # (OEM): M12VE
Product Name: 3-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Plunge Router
UPC: 717709015142
Top Rated: 4.2
Acme Tools Air Shipment Restricted: N
Acme Tools Prop65 Compliant: N
Acme Tools Carb Compliant: N
Customer Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from overall a good value I bought this router to replace a Model M12V Hitachi router. What I miss most is the 1/4 turn collet to tighten and loosen the bit and the collet lock of the m12v. Also the 1/2 inch collet you have to completely remove collet and bit and beat it out with a hammer. Otherwise does a good job with plenty of power.
Date published: 2015-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Plenty of power but poor Collet quality Having owned a M12 prior to the m12VE I have an opportunity to see if this is an improved product. I was glad to see that the base plate is the same as the older model so it fit into my router table without adjustment. Power seems just as good but there is a slight electrical odor when it is running, but it runs well. I made two 27 inch raised panel doors with no problems. The collet is poor quality and I had a replacement sent to me under the warranty. The new one worked but it was still poorly constructed. I purchase a third party collet which was made with much better quality. I like the router but I am worried about the electrical odor. The 5 year warranty gives me some comfort. My only other thoughts are that the soft start is not as soft as some of my other routers. I am glad that you have retained the look and power of the old M12.The micro adjusting rod was included with the model old model M12 but not with the new model. I am using the old adjuster with the new router. You should charge a few more dollars & include it.
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent,needs care with collet When undoing the collet nut to remove router bit; loosen with spanner then turn outer nut further until it goes tight again the re-apply spanner and slacken further before removing bit
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased With The Hitachi M12VE I really like the Hitachi M12VE. It has great power, it's quiet, has nice features, and a great warranty. When using large router bits for cabinet construction, I had a smaller router. I tried the M12VE router and it was a night and day difference. The small router used to scare me cutting walnut with 3-1/2 inch raised panel bits. The Hitachi doesn't slow down at all. It makes a big difference. This router is very quiet. A lot more quiet than my 1-3/4 HP router. It is balanced well and has a nice speed control. It also has a 5 year warranty. My only complaint is the bit gets stuck in the collet every time I use it. It has done that from day one. I notice other routers have a one piece collet and this is a 2 piece. I would love to find an aftermarket collet to fit this. Overall, I still like the M12VE
Date published: 2014-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Solid Value This router seems to be built very well, and is very powerful. It feels like it will last a long time. I wish it came with the fine adjust knob though, I cannot even find where to buy one anywhere!
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not a better product for the price Let me say that the ergonomics are excellent. The power of this router is amazing and very quiet for such a large router. No one makes a better router for the price. Great job Hitachi.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this product is very reliable One of my favorites routers, easy to work with ; I count on this versatile tool for I can switch from one bit to another since I have many different sizes bits and this tool alows me to use it's two collets sizes 1/2 and 1/4...
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product has good power and built good This product has good power and built good. The one thing I wish was better is a locking system. messing with 2 wrenches is a pain and the wrenches are so thin they mark up the shaft knoches and hurt the hand.
Date published: 2013-01-07
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