I have the M12v2 and am not blown away by the first collet that came with it.
Tightened it up the other day, not thinking I was going crazy on it at all then as I removed the nut I was wondering why I didn't just need the spanner for the first turn then able to undo it by hand after that. The cutter was stuck in there and it was quite a job to get it out.
Seems that the collet sleeve part (not exactly sure that got a different name from the collet) has a groove and the nut has a bump, somehow the bump came out the groove.
Its quite possible it just me being cackhanded but its the first collet I've knackered so far.
Oh the height stop slipped out of its setting once as well, no big deal and an easy fix.
Hoping the Trend collet I've ordered will be better.
Well I have quite a few Hitachi tools and the new ones all look like a 15 year old popped some acid then got told to cross a powertool with a trainer, seriously WTF were Hitachi thinking when they designed the looks of their new tools? The sooner they go back to the standard green the better.
Edit, I've just realised that the router I bought is totally different from the one the original poster was looking at, nevermind, I've typed it out now and my comments still stand for the M12V2.
Last edited by demographic; 03-30-2013 at 04:56 AM.