Ron, I have just started using the Raised panel bits, 3 1\2", at the lowest speed on my MV12. Are you still having the problem? I haven't had any problems with mine yet. I sure hope I don't have this to look forward to.WOODMOULDER said:Blowing Hitachi MV12 Speed controllers, HELP
I've had two speed controllers go out and need help.
Running 3-1/2" Raised Panel Bits at slow speed seems to do it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Hitachi now has a 5 year warranty on their routers. Maybe they will still cover yours?Woody55 said:I also have a 2 year old M12V with a blown electronic speed control.
It looks like the cheapest replacement price I can find for the controller is $90. I can buy a whole new router on Amazon for $159. I'm trying to decide what to do.
It sounds like a 20 amp dedicated line may help prevent this in the future.
I also saw a user on another forum who by-passed the broken speed controller and just ran the router full speed. I could do this and use an externally speed controller, whatcha think?