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    I have looked at router lifts, but I needed a bigger router. Purchased a Triton 3 1/4 HP on sale with a belt sander included. It comes with an adjustment shaft that makes it possible to adjust from the table top. Works well with no problems. Also handles 1/4 and 1/2 in. shafts, with a 5 year warranty.

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    Making a router lifter

    I have never tried to do this but would like to. If you come up with a method to make it, please let me know! Sorry I wasn't of much help!

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    Hi guys
    Thanks for your replies to my post and as soon as I make up my mind to what
    method I go for
    but thanks guys

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    Go on youtube and do a search for:

    homemade router lift

    OR

    home made router lift

    There are a few at least.
    Last edited by matermark; 10-24-2016 at 10:49 PM.

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    The woodgears lift is good but I am forever needing the router for non table jobs so these days I put a simple screw lifting jack under the router; it is quick to adjust, remove and place back in position. It has worked well for what I need these days.

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    ShopNotes Magazine - Sources - Router Lift

    I built A slightly simpler version of this one a few years ago, I used 2x6 stock instead of hard wood and regular bolts instead of allen keys for the set screws, unfortunately my shop was broken into and it was stolen, it worked well so i plan to make a new one.

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    I have looked at a lot of Router lifts on line and the best one for me was a round disk attach on a screw under the router. Spin the disk to lift or lower the router. The scissor jack idea is also close the the disk & screw design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by logger6010 View Post
    Hi guy's
    I'm in the process of make a Router lift
    I have looked online at different homemade tool sites but making up my mind on which one to make
    so can anybody please advise the best to make
    Many thanks Logger6010
    I designed one based on the American Woodworker Magazine #106 and if you want it just send me an email and i will let you have it for free [email protected]

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    Totally agree with buildwithwood. Have Bosch 1617EVSPK and am very impressed with its abilities. It comes with both fixed and plunge bases. Drop it in my router table (also Bosch but not necessary) and adjust from the top. My previous routers (mostly Crafsman) require a lot of fiddling to set up, but the Bosch is straightforward and easy.

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    Haven't built it yet, but thinking about this /Quick Action Lever Router Lift | Jays Custom Creations -- like the mechanical advantage of the long lever arm -- appears to to give easy fine hight adjustments.


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