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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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I think these new "well mostly new" computer controlled router lifts will be the new got to have lifts of the future. This one here is from Rockler but I know MLCS has had one for a while. When they get more people making them maybe the price will drop and we can afford one of these beauties.

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Did you notice that the keyboard needed to run this is extra? Just tag on an extra $ 229 to the $ 399 for the lift and you're all set to then work out what the measurements really are as you go from one bit to another. I think this is a solution in search of a problem.
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I think you would have to be trying to make a living to really justify it since you know the electronics will likely fail at some point and it may be cheaper to replace than fix at that point. I already steer away from digital shop measuring tools for the same reason. A Starrett analog caliper will outlast me and my children. A digital one might only be good for a few years.
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Wait until the fence is programmable too.

Tom, I guess you set the 'zero' point after changing bits and then go from there.
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NextWave's full solution includes a fence: READY2ROUT® COMPLETE JOINERY SYSTEM
It comes with several preloaded "apps" for assorted setups, and you can buy more.

Despite my love of having a CNC in my shop, this $999 fence has to compete with a straight board and 2 c-clamps for simplicity of setup, and so far the straight board has won.

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Don had it partially correct with the "got to have" but he left off the "money" part.

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No thanks, I can think of dozens of things I could buy with that much money. My homemade router plates pop right off and I can make any adjustment I need, then pop 'em back in place. Cost? Probably around $.25 or so.

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I think some of the guys on You Tube could use some of their scrap and build one a lot cheaper.

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Did rockler forget we are working with wood?

.001" ok yeah I'm going to need to hold that.

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