I'm siding with Vince on this, I built a slightly modified version of the old "Ultimate router table" also pretty close to the one Norm Abrams built. The beauty of said build is you can pull the router/plate for changes if you lack a lift and quickly and easily remove the table top to cart to job sites. I eventually chose a lift because I couldn't find the company that sold the items to crank the router up for in table height adjustments. The Benchdog lift I bought is solid, accurate and reliable, however, people are gravitating toward the motorized lifts, (home made and factory built) for even more versatility.
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