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Not exactly new to routers having bought my first one almost 60 years ago. A Craftsman fixed base. My concern at this moment is what style router adapts best to a table lift. I have used and really like the Kreg lift but sorry, I have trouble spending more on the lift than my router and table combined. However, do any routers available have a method that easily adapts to above table adjustments but that does not require reaching back under the table to lock the position. For that reason alone I have relied on my tilt table, but am I missing anything?
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Welcome Dave..
the Bosch 1617 does what you want... go w/ the 1617EVS model..
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However, do any routers available have a method that easily adapts to above table adjustments but that does not require reaching back under the table to lock the position. For that reason alone I have relied on my tilt table, but am I missing anything?
Yep, mine. Homemade router table, homemade plate screwed to the router. Pop the plate and router out, make any adjustments or bit changes, and pop it right back in. Except when I change bits I have whatever bit already in another router, on another plate. Pop one out, pop another in. Usually less than 30 seconds. My new router is somewhere around 15 years old. And I do not like lifts.
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really like the Kreg lift
in that case..
you'd be in pure ecstasy w/ a JessEm lift...

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do any routers available have a method that easily adapts to above table adjustments but that does not require reaching back under the table to lock the position.
eeeewww...
the lock unlock will still be a reach under the table deal...
you could open the front and install Dc to the back...

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I used to have a Rockler lift, but it crept. Gene has it now and seems to have solved the problem. It has a nut holding a compressed synthetic washer. I went to a Triton TRA001, which does not require a lift, but you must reach under to lock it. About $240, less than most of the decent lifts. For that I'll reach under. Has good dust collection so with a fence DC, you can leave the front pretty open. I think others will be coming along with suggestions. I'm not familiar with all the choices for lifts, but surely someone will come along with other suggestions. I've certainly read good stuff about the Jessem Lift.

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I had a Kreg table with a Porter Cable 895 router and it had above the table height adjustment. I sold the Kreg table and bought a Woodpecker table and lift and it's great. I did put the PC 895 router in the Woodpecker table. This setup has so much more precision and is user-friendly. I only have to go under the table to change the speed.


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If ou want a sturdy router lift, that won't break the bank, go with the Ford router lift.
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And if you don't want to reach under the table, then you go with the Chevrolet deluxe router lift.
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Hi Dave and welcome. Last time I looked at lifts a few years back some offered motors only to fit their lifts. That's all you need for a lift is just the motor. You don't need the base unless you plan on taking it out occasionally to use hand held but very few people would bother removing it on any regular basis.

Lots of routers can be adjusted from above the table these days. Hitachi's M12V2 that I use can be, Bosch 1617, Triton, and Milwaukee for sure. I know there are others but I'm just not sure which ones. You do have to lock them. I leave mine open because I work from both sides of my table so it's not that mush of an issue.

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