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I have a Sears 320.17543 router. Can this router be used in a router table and the router its self be used as a router lift? It appears that you can access the height adjustment from top if you put this router in a router table. If you can use this router in a router table and adjust the height- is there reason to purchase a separate router lift rather than using the adjustment on the router to adjust the height? Thanks for your help.

I have recently retired and trying to learn more about woodworking.

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Welcome to the forum Greg . I'm sorry I can't be if any assistance but I'm sure the experts will be around shortly

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Hey, Greg; welcome!
If it's of any help to you, you can post photos from your own hard drive. It's just internet pics and links that are disabled until you've posted 10 comments. That's an anti-spam thing; nothing to do with you personally.
There are a bazillion comments on here regarding this particular topic...ie top access ht. adjustment. Try the community search function.
Here's one comment, for example...
http://www.routerforums.com/general-...djustment.html

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Router Forums - Search Results for through base plate height adjustment
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Greg, you can adjust this model through the table. The question is are you sure you want to? It is much faster to install your routers fixed base on a mounting plate and pop it out of the table for bit changes. It is also easier to see the adjustment this way.

I highly recommend the $13 Grizzly mounting plate.(T10432047) It has removable center rings for different sized bits. It comes with a safety starting pin to use with bearing guided bits. It accepts PC style guide bushings. This is the best bang for your buck.

If you do not already have a router table you may want to consider buying the Grizzly table.(T10432) It includes the mounting plate and costs about $150 delivered.

Barb(forum member Outofthewoodwork) brought down the router table her daughter found for her. I will see about getting some photos of it as we trick it out for her. Barb has the 17541 router which is a virtual twin to the model you have.
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Thanks for the response. It was very helpful.
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