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Got this in an email today. Looks pretty neat.
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Already done some shopping Hu-Lift Equipment TC22P Mobile Scissor Lift Table, 500-Pound Capacity, 9-1/4-Inch to 28-1/2-Inch Height: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific Guess I'd better see if I have room for it first, stacking the shop vac on top of the dust separator will help, but..............
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Mike I like your version the best so far as without your locking outside supports IMO this one posted here could possibly be to wobbly .
I'm still going to attempt building my chain driven adjustable work height router/ outfield/ workbench table
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That's a cool idea Mike, betcha I could do something like this with my J&S motorcycle lift. That'll give it something to do while it's waiting for me to work on the Harley!
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If you don't mind making the bench part...and slightly less fancy lift mech...
https://www.kmstools.com/mechanical-...ycle-lift-4421
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In case you haven't seen it, I built an adjustable height work table w/dual routers. It works great, especially since I have cramped working quarters. Router table, assembly table, extension table for my outfeed table/workbench. Lots of possibilities.

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Mike I've always admired the job you did building and designing your router combo work station , and that is what's made me take on the challenge of making my own version . My idea may not work but I'm going to try it anyways . Have most of the parts but it's one project at a time

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I think that I like this better too, it has the advantage that the size isn't limited by the envelope of the scissor lift. Using the mounting pads for the casters as the lower stop for the legs is slick, that's a great idea. I do have a question though - from the photos, the slots in the plywood legs for the dowel bolts don't appear to go all the way to the bottom, does this mean that the top is built around the assembled legs and that they can't be removed without a lot of disassembly?
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I think that I like this better too, it has the advantage that the size isn't limited by the envelope of the scissor lift. Using the mounting pads for the casters as the lower stop for the legs is slick, that's a great idea. I do have a question though - from the photos, the slots in the plywood legs for the dowel bolts don't appear to go all the way to the bottom, does this mean that the top is built around the assembled legs and that they can't be removed without a lot of disassembly?
Here is a better angle. Undo the knobs and lift the top half off.

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Thanks Mike. Looking at photos 6 and 8 in your article, it sure does look as if the slots don't go all the way through to the bottom.

I'm OK with my router table the way it is, thinking that I would make this a clamping table with track in the top as I just can't bring myself to rout dadoes in my nice maple top - although I just bought the Kreg clamp and will be inletting the aluminum plate in there.
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