Wow, plastic gearing??? Guess they don't think saw dust will gum up the works, huh? Sorry to hear this. I have 2 Hitachi tools, an SCMS and a 2 1/4 fixed base router, and I really like both of them. And their tools have very good warranties. Makes me afraid to open either of them up!! Jim.
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