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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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.
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.
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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