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Over the weekend, I made two videos on how to do the wiring for my Motorized Router Lift. If you were thinking of making one for yourself, this video series should help you along a bit. The electronics are pretty simple, so don't be intimidated.

To watch the videos, use the link below and click on the "Watch the Video":
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/...uter-Lift.aspx

I also show how to make a cool looking and functional control panel for the Motorized Router Lift:

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Hi John

And thanks ,, I did copy your setup but I didn't want to tie up screw driver...it just pops in or out in about 1 sec. so I can use it for other jobs when needed.. or to say when I don't need it in the power lift it's not a big deal to put my hand under the table and just hit the power switch so it goes up or down..the SNAP-On driver locks the router in place without the need of the locking device on the router..
And I'm a bit lazy and cheap and have other router tables that I want to use the power lift on,,,now I just need to make 2 more brackets so it just pops in the other tables when I need it on them..

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Hi Everyone,

Over the weekend, I made two videos on how to do the wiring for my Motorized Router Lift. If you were thinking of making one for yourself, this video series should help you along a bit. The electronics are pretty simple, so don't be intimidated.

To watch the videos, use the link below and click on the "Watch the Video":
http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/...uter-Lift.aspx

I also show how to make a cool looking and functional control panel for the Motorized Router Lift:



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And thanks ,, I did copy your setup but I didn't want to tie up screw driver...it just pops in or out in about 1 sec. so I can use it for other jobs when needed.. or tp say when I don't need it in the power lift

thanks again
http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...cle-jig-3.html
http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...ircle-jig.html

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Hey Bob. I didn't know about your post describing you MRL build or I would have popped in over there and joined the discussion.

That looks great man! I'm glad you got it going.

One of the questions over on your post was about knowing when to stop. On my original MRL, I relied on the routers depth stop to setup reproducible height operations. On my latest generation lift (which I haven't made public yet), I employed two micro switches to set the upper and lower travel of the lift. It's a pretty nice setup when you combine it with the digital readout. I've divulge the details of the new setup in the near future.

Thanks again for making your own MRL and spreading the word!

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HI John

I have a digital readout on my list of things to buy ,it about 80 bucks or so and a easy hook up,, you can see a picture of it below

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21509

http://www.rockler.com/blog/index.cf...ur-Router-Lift

No stop switch needed on the Snap-On driver it just stops at max lift and on the bottom side..as well... once the digital readout is in place it will make it essayer to set


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Hey Bob. I didn't know about your post describing you MRL build or I would have popped in over there and joined the discussion.

That looks great man! I'm glad you got it going.

One of the questions over on your post was about knowing when to stop. On my original MRL, I relied on the routers depth stop to setup reproducible height operations. On my latest generation lift (which I haven't made public yet), I employed two micro switches to set the upper and lower travel of the lift. It's a pretty nice setup when you combine it with the digital readout. I've divulge the details of the new setup in the near future.

Thanks again for making your own MRL and spreading the word!

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Good stuff!! Really like your contributions to the forum. Watched your video's and am planning to build something similar soon

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I have a digital readout on my list of things to buy ,it about 80 bucks or so and a easy hook up,, you can see a picture of it below

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Hey Bob, thanks for the link to the Digital Readout! I haven't seen that one before. Leave it to Wixey to bring digital precision and readout to our router table for $79....love Wixey.

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Good stuff!! Really like your contributions to the forum. Watched your video's and am planning to build something similar soon

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Go for it Larry! Let me know if you need help with anything...

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You're Welcome John

It's looks like a good one at the right price,here's the PDF file for it..easy hook and setup for this one...
http://www.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000611AA.pdf


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I just went to John's website, "http://www.eaglelakewoodworking.com/post/Motorized-Router-Lift.aspx" and ended up spending almost 2 hours there.
He has some of the best quality videos with the highest quality ideas I have ever seen at a woodworking site. I highly recommend if you don't have the basic jigs for your router table made yet, you go to this site and watch how he suggests you build them.
Thanks John for a great afternoon read, and the idea for the next jigs I plan on making.
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