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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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I'm newly retired and finally have the time to use all the tools I've accumulated over the years. I want to buy or build a router table that incorporates a lift. I need some ideas on a good table, or plans to build one. I also need recommendations on a good lift. I have a Porter Cable 3902 motor with a 1001 base.
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Welcoming and greetings Gary to the router forums community.
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Welcome to the forum.

Thank you for joining us, Gary.

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Welcome Gary. I have no problems with lifts except for the cost. I opted to purchase a Triton TR001 router which has a crank to lift the bit above the surface from the top of the table thru a small hole in the router plate. I didn't really need another router but this was a lot less expensive that purchasing a new router table with lift or trying to make one myself that would work with my Dewalt router.

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Welcome aboard. Well, if I wanted a lift, I'd just use a car scissor jack.

But my routers are mounted to router plates, and just pop out for adjustments, and pop back in. I much prefer this over any type of lift. A whole lot less expensive too.

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I recently went through this same process... Opted to build a table and go with the Triton TRA001 (which is on sale at Amazon for $199 as I type this).. Reviews on the Triton are good, and the added bonus of it having a "built in" router-lift feature made it kind of a no-brainer for me.
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