Hitachi KM 12VC Router Combination Kit Arverne NY

Sometimes combination tools have to make too many compromises to perform their numerous functions. Fortunately, that's not the case with Hitachi's new KM 12VC router combination kit. This smartly designed, solidly constructed, and well-outfitted tool fulfills its promises as a fixed-base and plunge-base router. And, at $180 you've got a tool that pulls its weight without asking much in return.

Local Companies

Apple Store Upper West Side
(212) 209-3400
1981 Broadway
New York City, NY
Staples
516-239-7280
345 Rockaway Turnpike
Lawrence, NY
Staples
718-894-4156
60-40 Fresh Pond Road
Maspeth, NY
Staples
718-348-9477
409 Gateway Drive
Brooklyn, NY
Staples
516-942-3401
442 S. Oyster Bay Road
Hicksville, NY
Apple Store Fifth Avenue
(212) 336-1440
767 Fifth Ave.
New York City, NY
Staples
212-712-9617
2248 Broadway
New York, NY
Staples
718-786-4647
38 - 19 21st Street
Queens, NY
Staples
212-265-4550
776 8th Ave
Manhattan, NY
Staples
718-388-3447
535 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Provided By:

Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: November 2, 2005

By Section Editor: Mark Clement

Sometimes combination tools have to make too many compromises to perform their numerous functions. Fortunately, that's not the case with Hitachi's new KM 12VC router combination kit. This smartly designed, solidly constructed, and well-outfitted tool fulfills its promises as a fixed-base and plunge-base router. And, at $180 you've got a tool that pulls its weight without asking much in return.

Power. The 2-1/4-hp rating with electronic motor control keeps the rpm constant under varying loads. Variable speed combined with a nice soft-start feature enabled me to work effectively with small or large bits and on numerous materials. I easily plowed 3/4-inch dadoes and made massive 3/4-inch radius round-over cuts in hard maple.

Standard Accessories. The kit includes the bases, 1/4- and 1/2-inch collets (with wrenches), a large hole sub-base for oversized bits, a template guide adapter with centering gauge, and seven template guides that mount without tools. (Note: I had problems with my very early production 1/4-inch collet. Hitachi says the collet is now manufactured to improved specs. I advise simply getting a warranted replacement if any of the old versions inadvertently made it to market.)

Touching the Bases

Fixed Base. There is no combination-tool sacrifice in the fixed-base configuration. The base threads onto the motor, and depth is adjusted by twisting the motor.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Arverne NY
Building codes require that residential masonry chimneys with walls thinner than 8 inches (nominal) be lined with a fire clay flue lining, fire clay brick, or a material that resists corrosion, softening, and cracking from flue gases as hot as 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Hand-Held Power Saws Arverne NY
- Form-Release Agents Arverne NY
- Festool Joining System Arverne NY
- Electric Concrete Breakers Arverne NY
- Home Repair Tools Arverne NY