Tool Test: Hitachi Revamps an Old Friend with Mixed Results

By David Thiel
Page: 22

From the October 2006 issue #157
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For the past 17 years, the M12V plunge router from Hitachi has been a staple in many professional and home shops, often serving as the tool of choice for router tables. Hitachi decided it was time for a makeover, and the M12V2 is the result.

What’s the difference? The M12V topped out at 20,000 revolutions per minute (rpm), while the V2 has an extra 2,000 rpm. Hitachi has reworked some ergonomics on the tool and, of course, the V2 now wears the distinctive tennis-shoe body molding like the company’s other new tools.

From the October 2006 issue #157
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