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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-14-2019, 10:01 AM
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Why spend big dollars when you can make one like this for little cost. As shown it lifts a Makita router, similar to the Hitachi but now lifts a Triton TRA001.
In use lift higher than required then slowly release pressure on the pedal "till the height is correct. The springs are of course removed and the routers own weight lowers it.
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I have a Router Raizer that I installed years ago. $98 if I remember correctly. It requires a plunge router and it does take some time to install, but it works very well one rotation of the handle is 1/16" inch. Perhaps others will disagree but I can see no reason to spend more. I think it is one of my best purchases.
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I have a Router Raizer that I installed years ago. $98 if I remember correctly. It requires a plunge router and it does take some time to install, but it works very well one rotation of the handle is 1/16" inch. Perhaps others will disagree but I can see no reason to spend more. I think it is one of my best purchases.
thanks. I got one. will install tommorrow and let you know!
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thanks. I got one. will install tommorrow and let you know!
Be sure to read through the complete directions. I didn't and made a mistake, it was something to do with the drilling of the plate where the rod goes through. I was able to correct it but even so I should have read everything even if I didn't think it applied to me.
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Be sure to read through the complete directions. I didn't and made a mistake, it was something to do with the drilling of the plate where the rod goes through. I was able to correct it but even so I should have read everything even if I didn't think it applied to me.
I got it installed. It works great. There is no need for an expensive lift vs the Router Raizer. Very smooth and accurate raise and lowering of the router without any hysteresis. The kit (purchased from Amazon) had several parts shortages which the company quickly sent out to me. Done once the 2nd one which I plan to do will go much smoother.

However it is not without some issues:
One issue was interference. There is a thumb tightening knob and an adjustment knob on the opposite end of the table (for hand held use) both of which rubbed against the body of the router. I replaced the thumb tightening knob with a allen screw which was in the kit and just removed the adjustment knob since this is a permanent table install. Problem solved.

Another issue is the dust cover. the dust cover is a small 3/8" dia disc that sits loosely in the recess on top of the table. A very poor design for safety and operation. It can easily vibrate out interfering with the workpiece and worse getting into the router bit. Its there to keep dust from clogging the allen head. I have a great dust collector and had no issues with dust filling the allen. I even turned of the DC and I didnt see any issue with dust clogging the access. Even if it did fill with dust its a much better and safer approach to simply blow the dust out if it does happen to fill the allen.
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I agree about the dust stopper. No matter what I do it does eventually fill if the cap isn't on. No big deal as you said just blow it out. I use a magnet to remove it when necessary. I don't remember if the instructions tell you to remove the plunge spring on the router. It should be done to make it easier to adjust.
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