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Anybody out there in routerland got the hitachi m12ve,i want to know best way to fit this to homemade table base plate,height control collett extension etc help!.
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Welcome to the form, Phil.
I just installed an M12VE in my saw-mounted table. I couldn't find a template for drilling the plate so I've now got a couple of extra holes in it, but the router works great. I removed the handles so that it's easier to access. Orientation is a little more critical without the extension knob. Regarding height adjustment,you may want to see what you can work out yourself as the extension knob is about $30 online. I'm looking at adapting my old Router Raizer to it.

This is a very nice router and one of the quietest I've heard.

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I just used the existing baseplate on my M12V to use as a guide to drill a piece of acrylic to fit.

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Hitachi thanks for reply ,i am a new woodworker and afraid I am no wiser to how the hell to get this table mounted, height adjustment etc,any chance you could take photos ,or put on you tube? ,sorry to be a pain I am a bit on the dense side.
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Good evening Phil.
First, you can go to this website and it'll kinda explain how to install the router and mounting plate. Router Table Insert and Router Install - Table Saw Router Table, Part 2

Second, Rockler and Bench Dog have pre-drilled aluminum plates here: Rockler Router Table Plates - Rockler Woodworking Tools
and here: http://www.benchdog.com/pdf/Bench_Dog_2009_Catalog.pdf
If you use a blank plate, be as precise as possible, so the holes align. Also remember that the router mounts from underneath so don't drill it backwards. I have no idea who has almost done that.

Pay attention also to the orientation of the router under the table so that you can access the elevation stuff, switch, and spindle lock.

As for Scotland, I try to sample your breweries wares every few evenings. Good Stuff!

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Thanks for your help,i will check them out and get there in the end,yes your right it is a quite machine,thats one of the main reasons I got it,also I see a review on you tube I paid 150 pounds for it.
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Hi I have an M12V I used the original base to make the holes in a homemade 1/4" bulk phonelic base plate I used a screw in bushing to center up both plates and drilled through them with a drill press. I then use a counter sink to make the screws flush. I have made several base plates to mount to other routers. I made a home made router table using a sink cut out from my kitchen remodeling project. I have used plexiglass too but it flexes too much. If I can be of help on centering the base plate please let me know.
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Thanks for help ,whats a screw in bushing ,how does it work on base plate.
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I am on my second Hitachi M12V table mounted router. I just used the base plate as a template to drill out the Phenolic plate in my table and recessed the screw heads into it. I have found that the Hitachi M12V's seem to have a problem with the electronic speed controls as my second one has just given up recently, this also happened to my first one?? It is almost as much to buy a new one as the price of the router. Looks like I will have to buy another again.
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I am on my second Hitachi M12V table mounted router. I just used the base plate as a template to drill out the Phenolic plate in my table and recessed the screw heads into it. I have found that the Hitachi M12V's seem to have a problem with the electronic speed controls as my second one has just given up recently, this also happened to my first one?? It is almost as much to buy a new one as the price of the router. Looks like I will have to buy another again.
My ryobi table router had a problem with electronic regulation to.
opened the router, rewired for working full speed without electronics
A new electronicspeed variation is on the wiring outside the router.

Bobj3 said this one is good:
Router Speed Control

I use an other system but it's Homemade.

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