Many of the newer PC routers come with a lift built in, so to say you don't need to buy a lift for them, and yes it's worth the money to have a lift in the router table..
Just a note if you are going to spend 200.oo for a router I will suggest you take a hard look at the Craftsman 2 1/4 HP Pro.it comes with 3 bases (plunge,standard base, D-Handle) and all the neat items built in on all of them ..VS,soft start,Lift kit,Lights, etc.all in a nice case..looks likes a PC right..more bang for your buck..
I will say I got the two I have on Sale from Sears for 89.oo ea.
in the combo kit..and others members of the forum as well. Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 0891 2-1/4 HP GripVac Router: Home Improvement
* Soft-starting, 12 Amp motor features full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed through the toughest applications
* variable-speed control feature (10,000 - 23,000 rpm) enables bit speed to be optimized for changing applications
* Release the motor, adjust height, and clamp the motor from above the router table with 3/16-inch hex socket (sold separately) or model # 75301 kit
* Dual-position switch allows user to cut power while maintaining control of the router
* Spindle lock feature allows for single wrench bit changes; Durable latch lever enables quick and simple coarse depth adjustments and motor release for transition between bas
I want to set up a router table. I am looking at the Porter Cable 891. I am also wondering if a "lift system" for the table is worth the money. Any feedback