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I would like to know if anyone could tell me what router lift would be best for Makita 3612s😄
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That model is a plunge Jim. There are no lifts for it. You can add a Router Raizer to it though which some members said are pretty good.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Jim, Welcome to the router forum.

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Thank you very much for being so helpful,I would have replyed much sooner but I was unable to find you again. Computer can be hit and miss with me , I am trying to master the computer so as I can learn about the router.another question I have to ask is what is a RAIZER .Thanks Charles.I love reading through the forum!
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.another question I have to ask is what is a RAIZER.
Hi Jim

This is the Router Raizer. I don't know about the Republic, but in the UK the distributor is Woodworkers Workshop

Of course the other type of lift to consider when you have a plunge router, but don't want to remove the plunge springs is the Carjak model, as show here. Much better value than many models on the market IMHO and probably available locally

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Jim, before you take the plunge to buy a router lift, please tell us more about the woodworking you do and what you plan to do in the future. I think most of us consider a router lift a luxury item we buy after all our basic woodworking needs have been met. I don't know of a single operation that a lift will add to your repertoire. It simply adds speed and convenience to the height adjustment task. I've been doing this a while. I have 6 routers but no router lift. So far, it just hasn't been able to compete against the other demands for my woodworking dollars. Good Luck in your journey.
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So, Andy, could I interest you in a "Carjak" router lift? Certainly a lot of functionality for your money! A fraction of the jaw-dropping price of most models

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Thank you very much for being so helpful,I would have replyed much sooner but I was unable to find you again. Computer can be hit and miss with me , I am trying to master the computer so as I can learn about the router.another question I have to ask is what is a RAIZER .Thanks Charles.I love reading through the forum!
I suspect quite a few first posters forget how too get back here as we never see them reply. If you go to your browser history (very top of screen on the left) and open it you will see all the sites and pages you've visited, unless you've cleared your cache. Find one from Routerforums and double left click on it and that will bring you back to the forum. If you pick the correct one it will bring you back to this page.

Phil's links will take you to better sites than I can recommend probably with cheaper shipping. Andy has some good points. I use a plunge in my table and have never felt a need for a lift. I just have the insert plate it's attached to sitting in my table rebate and I lift it out and make major adjustments that way so I only need to make minor adjustments while it's under the table. If you need to work faster or have Heath issues with your hands or wrists and maybe then you really need a lift, Raizer, or jack.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I'm really quite happy with the setup I have. My Triton is easy to adjust from below or above, and bit changes are above the table. I was happy with my PC 7518 without a lift. I just keep a rolling mechanic's stool under my router table. When I work under the table, I sit on the stool. When I'm done, I kick the stool back under the table. Years ago, I had a PC 7529 plunge router in my table. I hadn't learned to take the springs out and I was wishing for a lift because the adjustment knob was difficult to turn. Now I don't even think about it anymore. I'd recommend anyone to buy a new router instead of investing in a lift. The new routers don't really need a lift, and two routers are way more versatile than one router in a lift.
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Have a look at:
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...uter-lift.html
I made my own lift for a similar router. Works for me. May not fit your usage.
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