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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2014, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy everyone! I am a newbie to the forum but it sure looks interesting. I am considering a lift for my router table and have seen some info on the MLCS Power Lift. Unfortunately most everything I can find is several years old and really almost no reviews from folks that have purchased the unit.

Is the company still making the product? Has anyone on this forum had any experience with the product? Thanks for your help, I look forward to learning a lot here!

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Not looking good Stu . I started the same thread a while back . I'd love to have one myself , but a version that will accept a 4.25" router instead of the PC690

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I just bought a Triton TRA001, which has a lift built in and is 3.5 hp. I tried a Rockler lift but it constantly slipped on height adjustment. I'd give careful consideration to the Triton before buying anything else. From what I read here and having tried out the Triton, I would have bought it first. If you don't have a table yet, I'd get the one they recommend or at least their plate. I got the Rockler plate and had to drill my own hole for the lift crank, not hard to do. I used the paper template available on this site, but forgot to flip it over, then just bolted the router to the plate and found a small cut away on the edge. Since the hole has to be half an inch, I just marked a bit more than a quarter inch away with a punch the used a drill press to cut the hole. A rat tail file finished it up. Its the easiest way I could figure out to put the hole where it belongs. Anyway, that's my suggestion. Buying the lift and a router cost more that the Triton, and I'm going to wind up tossing the Rockler lift. Expensive lesson.
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I bought a "Router Razier" from Router Technologies. The reason is that I wanted a 3.5 hp router for my table and I had a Bosch 1619. It works very well and it was not expensive. Mr. McFarlaine is very helpful if you have problems. This is the way to go on a budget.
That said, if I were to buy another router for a table I would most likely buy a Triton, if and when it is in stock again.

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