Ok, time for a reality check. The reason mounting plates were invented was so you could easily pop the router out of your table to make adjustments and bit changes. Mounting plates work great for this. Magazines tell you the "Ultimate" router table has an expensive lift, T tracks, micro adjusters and precision "unobtainium" fence.
Bob and Rick teach us to "Keep it simple." If you need to micro adjust your woods thickness by a thousandth of an inch just breath on it. Router lifts do not improve accuracy; If you want to spend a lot of time cranking a handle a lift is the perfect item. I prefer spending less time on set ups and my money on router bits.
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