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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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I considered a Triton vs a lift for a Hitachie M12V. Ive had a Triton to evaluate and was dissapointed with the lift precision and other things so Im willing to spend the xtra $ for a lift for the M12v.

I found the Jessem Prestige at $380 new will fit. Are there others that will work with the M12V?

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None I’m aware of. I had to look that up to see how it would work since most lifts require a motor with no frame. That one has a separate base that attaches to the base of the plunge router and it moves both up and down that way. You would lower your plunge as far as it goes and then use the lift to adjust.

The two problems I see with that are
1.- It’s fairly expensive, as much as a new router and
2.- The added base reduces how much bit length you’ll have available.

The two advantages I see are
1.- You won’t have to reach under the table to lock the height and
2.- It will adjust faster than you can adjust the M12V.

It won’t adjust faster than I can adjust my M12V2 from above the table. There is no lift that adjusts faster than my setup. You have to decide if you are better off with that lift or another router. As far as reaching under to lock mine I leave my tables open so that that isn’t an issue. I also like having a removable plate because that makes bit changes easier which a lift won’t allow.

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None I’m aware of. I had to look that up to see how it would work since most lifts require a motor with no frame. That one has a separate base that attaches to the base of the plunge router and it moves both up and down that way. You would lower your plunge as far as it goes and then use the lift to adjust.

2.- The added base reduces how much bit length you’ll have available.
so what is your router mounted to...

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This company makes one that work well with Hitachi M12V I have one but these are not motor operated I bought mine when first come out years ago
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so what is your router mounted to...
A home made plate I made. With the setup the OP asked about there’s the table plate then the lift plate the router attaches to then the base plate on the router. 3 plates in all.

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This company makes one that work well with Hitachi M12V I have one but these are not motor operated I bought mine when first come out years ago
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I see. its about $100 for a kit of part to modify for table lift. How is the fine height adjust performed that is mentioned in the description?
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A home made plate I made. With the setup the OP asked about there’s the table plate then the lift plate the router attaches to then the base plate on the router. 3 plates in all.
look to this lift's design..

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I see. its about $100 for a kit of part to modify for table lift. How is the fine height adjust performed that is mentioned in the description?
it is raised and lower with a crank above the table.
once you get it where you want the height you lock the router down.
i am total Satisfied with it
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That’s the one I was looking at. I’d guess you lose at least5/16” with that extra plate.

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