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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-18-2017, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have been wanting to build a router lift for some time now and have found many plans on line to do this.
My problem is almost all of these plans don't say what type of router motor they are using.
I want to build one that uses a motor only instead of one I have and that I use by hand.
I'm guessing my first thought is one that I can use either 1/4" - 1/2" collets, variable speed (although I do have a 20 amp 120 Volt router reducer),and locking shaft.
I've seen a few in local pawn shops that work but the bodies have cracks in them or pieces missing. maybe cannibalize something like these?
If you have one of these setups, let me know which router you have used and how it's worked out.
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Bosch 1617 motor...
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Any motor that comes out of the case will work. You should have the motor before you start the lift because there are different diameters.
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Thanks for that info. I'm going to see what's available at my local pawnshops.
I'll post something once I find one I like.
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