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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Incra router lift - $175

Woodpecker micro adjustable router lift.
If you do any router work at all, this is a must have. A lift like this makes changing bits and adjusting your router quick and simple. Once you use one, you'll never do it any other way.
It includes 3 lift rings and the necessary wrenches and crank handle for normal operation. It allows for all router adjustments and bit changes to be accomplished from above the table. It works perfectly, but is a few years old. New models retail for $350 +tax.

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What size router does it fit? Shipping from what zip code?

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Sounds very reasonable to me, the freight might be a bit stiff if, as Herb asked, how far will it have to be shipped, but I suspect that the deal will still be a good one. You do need to be sure that it accommodate your router of course. One does need to commit grand larceny in order to get a good deal. The lift should work as well now as it did when it was new and at that time is was well worth the retail price.

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Its a craigslist deal, so no shipping. I have a porter cable 690LR and a Bosch MRP23EVS router. I emailed the guy and am waiting for a response.
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The rings are generally router model specific.... make sure the lift will work with either of your routers...
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If it fits your router grab it.

I have that same lift and have been using it for several years with no issues.

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Thanks for your input everyone!!
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A few years ago when I thought about getting one it seemed most that I looked at were made to fit the PC7518 or 7519 but had adapters available for other makes and the adapters weren't that expensive.

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A couple of thoughts:
- used is always worth a shot. You need to inspect it closely though.
- that lift doesn't have a lock. many WWers don't worry about that but it's a non-starter for me. I want to KNOW the bit won't change height on me. Spirals especially create a lot of pull (or push).
- if the lift is out of production check on the availability of adapters for different routers

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I am always cautious about used gear. See if you can find some data on this. What makes me a little hinky about this lift is that it doesn't have a lock. I have a Rockler lift with a friction stop that ALWAYS crept on me. It is in a junk pile because I won't unload it on anyone else. So research a bit more. Someone must have a pdf of the manual, which will be your starting point. It will tell you whether it will fit or if you are going to need adapters. I'd contact the company and see whether they have the parts. If not, and you can't find out for certain whether it fits as is, then you may wind up with the thing in the junk heap.
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