I have one that is still running perfectly Paul. Let me think on what would be good to have for spare parts and I'll get back to you. From there to BC is about as cheap as shipping is going to be up here. Just curious though why you didn't consider trying to bypass the speed controls?
Any articles I found were not very encouraging on the idea of bypassing, resulting in another high speed router. I already have a TR12. Most of the work I do with my other M12Vs leans to needing the speed control for the size bits I use. I was able to locate 2 other M12Vs,one in Colorado & the 2nd here in Winnipeg.I'm getting to the age where I really don't need more routers. The 2 bases went to fellows who had the misfortune of dropping their routers. I really like Hitachi routers. Their big weaknesses are the speed controls & their low resistance to dropping.
I agree with you on Hitachi routers. I have the M12V, a 12V2, and a VC fixed base. The M12V2 is one of the best designed table routers there is in my opinion. That's why I don't use the old 12V much anymore. Once I got the V2 the V got retired from table routing.
Paul. I just picked up a used M12v that runs fine. He didn’t have the handles on the sides. By any chance do you have a set, along with the screws? The two black wing nut screws that are associated with the depth gauges are also broken. Any chance you have those? It also didn’t come with any sleeves for 1/4” bits or 3/8” bits? Can you help? Thanks so much. I live in Mississauga Ontario.
Paul. I just picked up a used M12v that runs fine. He didnít have the handles on the sides. By any chance do you have a set, along with the screws? The two black wing nut screws that are associated with the depth gauges are also broken. Any chance you have those? It also didnít come with any sleeves for 1/4Ē bits or 3/8Ē bits? Can you help? Thanks so much. I live in Mississauga Ontario.
The M12V did come with a 1/4" reducer but didn't come with a 3/8" one. You can get one from Lee Valley as well as either Rockler or MCLS. The only factory collet I've ever seen is the 1/2" one it comes with. If Paul doesn't still have the wing screws I can measure mine for diameter and thread pitch and you should be able to find some like it on ebay.