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Can anyone recommend a router lift that will fit a Bosch RA1181 Router Table?
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Which router do you have in the 1181...?

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Bosch 1617EVS
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You do know that router has above the table height adjustment, right...?

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You do know that router has above the table height adjustment, right...?
yeah - it only does fine adjustments and really doesnt work well
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You're likely to get recommendations for the Jessem...but you should check with Jessem to make sure it will fit under the 1181. I have the 1181 but don't use a separate lift...I use the height adjustment built into the router...

The Jessem lift will accept the 1617 motor without the base...you may need to drill a hole for the above the table handle...

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Bosch 1617EVS....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Bosch 1617EVS....

I already said that
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Can anyone recommend a router lift that will fit a Bosch RA1181 Router Table?
I bought the RA1181 table and used the Bosch 1617EVKS plunge router inverted under the table as a lift with enormous difficulty - so, I went with the Jessem Rout-R-Lift II which supports Bosch, Porter-Cable and some other 3.5" motor sizes. Works great! Easy to install/remove the router if you need to (I don't cuz I bought the upper end Colt hand router).

Had to trim 1/16"off each side of the Jessem's phenolic base to fit the Bosch table - and used the Bosch leveling hardware, drilled new corner locations for the Jessem holes to snug it down. If you're handy with tools this isn't a big challenge. If you aren't, find someone who is as this is an easy retrofit overall.
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The Jessem will come with its own plate...you'll need to check with Jessem to see if it will fit the 1181 without modification...

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