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Hi every body, I am new in this form (and actually it is a first time I have registered on a carpentry form).
I do try to build a router lift instead of buying one. Any help, advice ect is wecome, excluding buying one....
Thanks in advance for any hint on the matter.

ps some vidose that I saw on the internet were too complicated, so I hope this form
will help. If and when I will manage to build one, I will let the form to know
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Shopnotes #121 had plans for a lift.
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Hello Rachel.

Welcome to the router forum.

Thank you for joining us.

There are many posts on the forum from members who have built their own router lifts.

Just do a forum search on "router lift".

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Mathias Wendels (woodgears.ca) is simple and easy to build
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Here's a simple solution.
It's a scissors jack.
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ibildit.ca has a nice one also
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Welcome aboard.
I'm one of the ones that does not want a router lift. I have my routers screwed to router plates, and they pop out of the router top for adjustment, bit changing, or whatever, and then right back in. Plates and router table both homemade, 1/2" plywood, and held by a spiderweb of 2X4 pieces under. Works very well for me, and very inexpensive too. I have a picture of the top.
But if you want a router lift anyway, the other guys will help you out.
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I too found most plans too complicated and ready-bilt too expensive. BUT... a scissor jack does the job quite nicely. Just have to remember to lock the router in place and give the jack some slack so the router will sit squarely on it's locks and not the jack (it sometimes gives a bit of a twist to the router so the bits don't sit straight) Just back off 1/4 turn on the jack and you're good to go.
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Hi every body, I am new in this form (and actually it is a first time I have registered on a carpentry form).
I do try to build a router lift instead of buying one. Any help, advice ect is wecome, excluding buying one....
Thanks in advance for any hint on the matter.

ps some vidose that I saw on the internet were too complicated, so I hope this form
will help. If and when I will manage to build one, I will let the form to know
rahela2007
I based this one which is pedal operated on a very simple wooden one designed by the late Israeli aircraft engineer Niki. I thinks that Bobj3 still has a link to the original thread.
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I based this one which is pedal operated on a very simple wooden one designed by the late Israeli aircraft engineer Niki. I thinks that Bobj3 still has a link to the original thread.
Thanks for that Harry...I've seen a number of Niki's projects on the BT3Central.com forum. Learning that he was an aircraft engineer helps in understanding the sheer genius that he delivered to woodworking. Incredible stuff and i'm thankful that he, like you and many others, chose to share and encourage those of us who are less gifted.
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