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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2014, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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I just read on one of the review sites the following information about Hitachi KM12VC: 'when the router is in its lowest position on the fixed base, the collet is too far from the base, meaning that some router bits cannot be seated properly in the collet when mounting the router with the fixed base in a router table and can cause bit damage...'

Has anyone experienced this problem? This model is one of the routers I am considering to purchase and wanted to make sure I am not going to run into operational issues.

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I own these model never been a problem, but if you think it will be buy a muscle chuck type 3 will add a 1/2" to length,I have replace some of my routers with them and really like them for ease of use.
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Thanks for the advice
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I have owned one for a short time too and haven't noticed a problem that way. It is a very nice router to use. I only have it in fixed base because I didn't need another plunger.

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Adding a Musclechuck would compound the problem. The reason for the negative post would be that the person did not understand that shorter length bits are sold for a reason.

That said I must add that I have Musclechucks on all my routers that will accept them.

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