I'm still very much a newbie to this forum and the craft but I looked extensively at the different lifts - Triton, JessEm, Rockler, you name it. I finally settled on the DowelMax lift because it adapts really well to the table/cabinet I am building and, although the engineer in me really likes the ability to crank up and down from above the table and get exactly the height I want, the pragmatist in me recognized that I will likely be using some pretty standard heights and the Kreg router table setup bars are probably what I will guide myself by 90% of the time. I have some nagging back problems and the tilt-action of the DowelMax table seems to be a bit more kind to my physical situation.
However, a nice surprise that I recently got when I bought the Bosch 1617EVS with an extra router table base -- there is an above-the-table adjustment tool included that Herb mentioned above. I can do the table tilt, mess around with the wrenches to chuck in a new bit, do the rough adjustment with the 1617 collar, lower the lift top, and then use the adjustment crank from above the table to fine-tune my cutting height. All in all, I don't know that I have the same rig that the Triton users prefer (and I may graduate to that later, anyway) but for now my back and my wallet are really digging the Dowelmax/Bosch combo.....
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