Thanks Chuck, that a great idea. From the manual it looks like there are 3 wires associates with the trigger switch, white, black and red. I'll take the handle apart and confirm this. I'll pick up a simple switch, wire it up
and see if the motor comes on when I plug it in. If that works, problem solved and you saved me from having to buy a new router to go with the lift. its a simple single speed router. I may find that I need a variable speed
one later as I try more ambitious projects. But if the lift works properly, it should be a fairly easy swap out of the motor with a new one.