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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Default Blown Hitachi M12V speed control bypassed

After reading a few posts about the same thing, I bypassed the speed control. Success!
The router kept stopping with and without load. The only way to get it working again was to put it under load quickly, or to hit the top of the router. So I bypassed the speed control. Not sure if it is me, but the RPM seems higher than before. Also the soft start doesn't work now(possibly the third wire in the speed control?). Does anyone know if this will burn out the motor? Even if it does, I will still use it since what I read fron the boards, it costs almost the same price as a new router. I still love my Hitachi router.
Has anyone used the new M12V2? I need a third router and don't know wether to get the old or new model.
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You shouldn't have any problems with the router. You can get an external speed controller for a fraction of the price of the built in unit, and I suggest you do so. I am not sure how many amps your router draws but if it is under 15 then the Harbor Freight model is the way to go. As a rule you can find it for $20 or less.

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I believe member Niki is using a new version of this router. He seems very pleased with it so far. He lives in Florida and went to the Orient I believe and took it back to Poland with him. It's a wild looking machine that matches the rest of the Hitachi line with it's sports shoe graphics and looks

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I use it as a handheld router only, so an external speed control won't work for me.
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"I use it as a hand-held router only, so an external speed control won't work for me"

Not true Honyacker, the size of cutter is what determines the correct speed, and this is pre-set when the cutter is installed in the collet. Very large cutters, which require lower speed, are normally reserved for table use as they can be dangerous.

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Harry,
You are correct. For large cutters, I need a slower speed and put in a table which I have another router(porter cable 7518) with a speed control that works.
My Hitachi is used only for small diameter bits (usually 1/2" straight bits), so I don't really need to modify my speed on this router.
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Default Hitachi M12V won't start

I noticed on the VS control box that the yellow off white wire is not connected to anything, I don't know if I pulled it loose or it wasn't connected to begin with, I can't see any where it looks like it might have came from.
The Hitachi M12V router won't start, It use to start by tapping on the router but now it won't even do that, I read the post and I see I can remove the VS control circuit ( does the control circuit make the M12V a soft start router) and use the speed control from HF which I already have. I assume that I would take the black wire from the VS control box and put it on the switch where the VS control wire goes to the switch. Is this correct?
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