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Guys, I bought this lift a couple months ago got it mounted in my existing table very nicely. My issues is that the tension inserts to stop the plate from lifting out had to be removed because I got it really tight. But now that I have been using it for a while when I adjust the lift up it wants to come out. Any solutions for this?
My second issue is probably just me but the ability to make small rough adjustments with the t handle are very crude and I spend way too much time with the fine adjustment wheel to get it right, Any suggestions?
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Guys, I bought this lift a couple months ago got it mounted in my existing table very nicely. My issues is that the tension inserts to stop the plate from lifting out had to be removed because I got it really tight. But now that I have been using it for a while when I adjust the lift up it wants to come out. Any solutions for this?
My second issue is probably just me but the ability to make small rough adjustments with the t handle are very crude and I spend way too much time with the fine adjustment wheel to get it right, Any suggestions?
Pat I just bought a Woodpecker table and I know what your talking about. Using the "T" handle is something I hope I will get use to. I have seen on the net that they use to make the lift with a crank handle that comes out the side. There is even a red plastic plug that I think is where it goes. I am going to call them tomorrow and see if they still make it. I think using a crank handle would be much better.
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Please let me know what you find out. The unit itself wasn't cheap to begin with and now having to buy something else to get some kind of control would be VERY disappointing.
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It is issues like that, and more, that made me decide to just go with a router plate I lift out. It pops out, I can quickly, and easily, make any adjustments or whatever, then pop it back in and go.

Personally, if I ever decided I did want a router lift, I would adept a car scissor jack, and go with that. I believe that would be at least as accurate as any store bought lift - and loads less expensive.

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Theo I have heard of people using a car jack. It might do a good job, they sure don't work all that good on cars.

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I have the Jessem lift with the crank out the side and have been using it for years and it sure beats lifting out the router like I used to do. Also have a Rockler lift on the other table and it has a crank from the top that works very well too.

The Jessem dial on the top of the table is graduated in 1/64ths and seems accurate, the Rckler dial is in 1/16ths so a little guessing is involved for smaller increments, but I have no trouble with either, better than in and out of the table to fine tune. Just my opinion, not trying to bash anyone else s,
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Theo I have heard of people using a car jack. It might do a good job, they sure don't work all that good on cars.
I don't jack up cars, or mow lawns, any more.

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Don, I have version 2 of this lift.
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Pat I just bought a Woodpecker table and I know what your talking about. Using the "T" handle is something I hope I will get use to. I have seen on the net that they use to make the lift with a crank handle that comes out the side. There is even a red plastic plug that I think is where it goes. I am going to call them tomorrow and see if they still make it. I think using a crank handle would be much better.
Don, I have version 2 of this lift.
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I don't jack up cars, or mow lawns, any more.
You have to take the router out of the car first, before you jack it up, don't you ?
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