Have never really understood the router lift thing. For me, changing a bit like that would be quite awkward. I much prefer popping my router plate out, change the bit, then pop the plate back in; much easier and faster for me - for one thing, then I can see just what I'm doing much easier. OR, pop the router plate out, and pop in another, complete with router and bit. Then, if need be, can change out the bit in the removed router at my convenience. Of course, it helps that I have several working routers, and one that just needs a wire re-soldered to work, all complete with their own router plate.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.