Hitachi KM 12VC Router Combination Kit Massena 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

Resilien Inc
(631) 420-0700
85 Marcus Dr Unit A
Melville, NY
Fraternal Business Svce Inc
(212) 374-1008
108 Duane St
New York, NY
Stone Computer International Inc
(718) 267-6671
6201 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY
Strategic Data Systems
(518) 371-6015
636 Plank Rd Ste 210
Clifton Park, NY
Digital Hardware International Inc
(631) 246-5300
10 Technology Dr Ste 5
East Setauket, NY
OfficeMax
315-764-5098
6033 St. Lawrence Center
Massena, NY
Pyramid Business Systems Inc
(607) 785-1322
3301 Country Club Rd
Endicott, NY
Cei Computer Services
(518) 743-1490
82 Congress St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Alliance Electronics Technology
(718) 714-1951
1627 Mermaid Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Lande Group
(212) 376-5959
250 W 54th St Ste 807
New York, 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
- Electric Concrete Breakers Massena NY
Electric-powered breaker hammers have found a niche in the construction trades. In a wide variety of circumstances, these convenient tools fit the bill for small-scale demolition work.
- Festool Joining System Massena NY
- Flue Liners for Masonry Chimneys Massena NY
- Hand-Held Power Saws Massena NY
- Form-Release Agents Massena NY
- Home Repair Tools Massena NY