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Hi! My name is Herb Hedeen. I have just joined the forum and hope to be making posts from time to time, and will value input from the other members. I have a router table which I use frequently. I currently have an Incra router lift which is manufactured by Woodpeckers, and is modified to accomodate Incra's snap-in magnetic inserts that come in various sizes to fit the size of router bit used. I installed a Woodpecker crank handle which alters the router lift from a wheel on the faceplate to raise and lower the router and bit to a crank handle. While this is an improvement, I still have to use the Woodpecker system for fast raises and lowerings which uses a long handle which is inserted through a hole in the faceplate and disengages the threaded lift system so the unit can be moved by the handle. I find this cumbersome and very heavy to lift. Recently the threaded part of the lift system activated by the crank handle has stopped engaging in the upper part of the threads, and I plan on telephoning Woodpeckers for adivice on a fix.

Fine Woodworking Magazine has just published an article on router tables and router lifts. I find this article while interesting to be too short and missing information on many topics. For me router lifts and the selection of one over another is very confusing and complicated. Much more could have been put into this article on this important subject.
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Hello Herb,welcome to the forum.
I am sure someone on the forum is familiar with your problem and will be along shortly.

Looking forward to your participation.
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Welcome to the forum, Herb.

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Welcome to the forum Herb.

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Hi Herb,

I have had the Rockler table and lift for several years now and find it is really very nice, accurate and easy to use. I have a Bosch 1617 motor mounted in it permanently and really like the ability to raise it high enough to change bits from above. The crank lets you make minute adjustments just by how many marks you turn the handle. I have their metal dust collection box with a front door if I want to make a coarse adjustment or change speed. Works very well for me. There is a gasket that stops slippage that needed tightening a bit, instructions for which come with the lift documentation, so keep track of that booklet. Know there are many other brands that work OK, but this is my personal experience.
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