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Well I finally got the Hitachi router. It is a refurb but it has a full warranty. It cost 245.00 with taxes and shipping so I think that's ok even for a refurb.
The spouse has been pushed to the "router limits" with this purchase so there will probably be no new tools for a while.
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Hi Deb

Good job

Now you need to put the wrench in the vise,put a little heat to it and bend it into a " Z " shape so you have a offset wrench,,,you will be glad you did ( 1" to 1 1/2" drop to the z bend)
And remove the ring but NOT the ears on the base..they will not be in the way take my word for it.
And remove the springs if you are going to use it in the router table only.

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Well I finally got the Hitachi router. It is a refurb but it has a full warranty. It cost 245.00 with taxes and shipping so I think that's ok even for a refurb.
The spouse has been pushed to the "router limits" with this purchase so there will probably be no new tools for a while.



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Mine looks the same... Hitachi M12V.

I LOVE it,use it all the time, it is a real workhorse.

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P. S. Just holler if you have any questions, I'm just up the road!
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BJ thanks for the spring removal link! I just downloaded the user manual to try to figure it out, but that link makes it much easier
The middle ring is only held in place with screws so no cutting required. Thank heavens for that!
The sub base is pretty scratched up so I may make a new one. I just haven't found a source in Canada yet for the phenolic. Maybe I could just buy a new sub base? First I have to get the spouse to give me my purse back..lol.
There are a couple of screws missing from the stop block and some other minor cosmetic things. As with most things I get I will tear it all apart and "tune" it up a little. A little oil on the columns etc. I have done that with everything I have owned since I was about 7 years old. My mother had a great story about me tearing apart her brand new vacuum cleaner that she used to like to tell.
Julie thanks for the offer! I ALWAYS have lots of questions
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HI Deb

JUst take of the black plate and put it a box with the spring parts you will not need it in the router table..it's not a big deal but you will get 1/4" more lift with it off and in the box..

One more thing, don't use oil on the columns use some Dupont teflon dry lube,oil is like a dust magnet.
You can also use some bit lube,it's about the same stuff..

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BJ thanks for the spring removal link! I just downloaded the user manual to try to figure it out, but that link makes it much easier
The middle ring is only held in place with screws so no cutting required. Thank heavens for that!
The sub base is pretty scratched up so I may make a new one. I just haven't found a source in Canada yet for the phenolic. Maybe I could just buy a new sub base? First I have to get the spouse to give me my purse back..lol.
There are a couple of screws missing from the stop block and some other minor cosmetic things. As with most things I get I will tear it all apart and "tune" it up a little. A little oil on the columns etc. I have done that with everything I have owned since I was about 7 years old. My mother had a great story about me tearing apart her brand new vacuum cleaner that she used to like to tell.
Julie thanks for the offer! I ALWAYS have lots of questions



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One more thing, don't use oil on the columns use some Dupont teflon dry lube,oil is like a dust magnet.
DOH! Good point!
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