Hitachi M12VC Variable Speed Fixed Base Router Review


Many people love woodwork, that is, shaping and cutting wood in a unique and appealing way. Though it sounds easy, it is not. It requires a lot of practice to get it right and specific pieces of equipment that are built to do the job.

You will find a lot of such products on the market, but what you need is one product that can cut wood to precision and perform a variety of different tasks. The fact that this product can work on some different surfaces (including timber) is the cherry on top.

One such product includes the Hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 Peak HP Variable Speed Fixed Base Router. It is a product that has been designed keeping customer convenience and requirements in mind. I tried and tested this product myself and was not disappointed!


This product is safe to use as it has been developed keeping customer safety in mind. When using the M12VC, I knew that my hands will come out in one piece as the blades were well covered and I didn't have anything to worry about. Of course, it is a sharp object, so you still need to be careful while using it.

The quality of the product is also quite impressive. It has been made using the best material available, and it is highly durable and reliable. The product is very sturdy and powerful, and I could feel this fact when I was using the product.

I, for one, have included this product in my must-haves in my workshop as its output is quite brilliant. It is easy to use and can perform the tasks that anyone would want to with a wood router.


There are some prominent features of this machine that make it one of the best wood routers. The first thing you need to know about is the motor installed in the heart of the device. It is an 11-amp motor that ensures that the speed and power are the perfect combination. The result of that is more precise cuts. Also, you will get a better control over the product with this motor.

If you are looking for base changes and need to make depth adjustments quickly, then what you need is an ideal release clamp. To ensure that you get an accurate result, this product comes equipped with a 2-stage motor release clamp.

The motor housing of this product has been plated with nickel. What I noticed with this is that it allows the adjustment process to be much smoother. The speed control of this product is electronic, so this is one part that I did not need to worry about. The machine was able to keep the RPMs constant even when I used various depth loads.

The best part that I feel about this product is that it comes with a class-leading noise level which is placed at 79.5 dB. My workspace was quiet, even when I was using this heavy-duty machine.

The following video shows a slightly different model but it's a great review - very helpful.


One word that I would like to use for the execution of this machine is 'superb.' It met my expectations and, at some points, even exceeded them. The machine is effortless to use, even for beginners if you read through the manual once. You won't have much trouble with the operations. Thanks to the design perfection of the machine, the cuts are smooth and highly accurate.


  • It comes with a powerful motor that ensures precision as well as smoothness.

  • It is easy to use.

  • Other than wood, you can use this machine on a few other surfaces.

  • The price of the device is quite reasonable as well.


  • The weight of the machine can be a turnoff. It weighs about 7.3 pounds, so you will need to put it a little more effort.


For me, the end results of this machine are highly satisfactory. Whether you are a newbie or know what you are doing, you will love the functionality and comfort provided by this product. Hence, if you are looking for a wood router that makes the perfect addition to your workshop, this is the perfect product for you.


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