Router lifts , Router cabinet
I plan to buy a router table cabinet , either Woodhaven or Bench Dog . I already have a PC7518 for this table and I will be making raised-panel doors .
I really like the Bench Dog System with the cast iron table . The only problem with this is that I had also planned to use a Jointech Smart Digital lift , and it will not fit the 8.25 x 11.75 cutout in the Bench Dog table .
I am not familiar with the Bench Dog lift . I am sure it is a fine lift , but I have problems with my eyesight and the digital readout is a solution to an ongoing problem . I thougt I would try a phenolic or laminated mdf top (with a standard 9.25 x 11.75 cutout) so I could use the digital lift.
Alternatively, I could use the Woodhaven (8244 or 8234) System with the Smart Digital lift. It appears to be a quality system , but I am not familiar with Woodhaven .
Anyone with experience, suggestions, comments , etc. on the above please add your input. I suppose laminated MDF would be quieter than phenolic. I don't have a humidity problem , and it will not be for "production" use .
I made my previous table, years ago, but I don't want to do it again. My house burned ,shop and all, a few of years back , and I am still replacing things . Seems never ending . Any help would certainly be apprediated.