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i would like to poll senior members about router lifts as a matter of interest.

i see mostly from new members discussions about router lifts.

how many of our older more experienced members use router lifts??

no disrespect meant, just curious.

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Hi levon,

Don't know if I'm an "older" or even "more experienced" member but I had a lift on my M12V that I sold to BJ a while back and really enjoyed it. I do not have a lift on my DW618, but really find that I do not need one using the fixed base in the table. Now how is that for a fickled answer?

Seriously, I think the lifts are great on the larger more heavy routers, and only an expensive luxury on the smaller less heavy ones. With so many routers coming with the lift built in now, I think it is a nice convenience no matter what the size. You can really zero in on the accruacy with one much easier than without.

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Hi levon,

Don't know if I'm an "older" or even "more experienced" member but I had a lift on my M12V that I sold to BJ a while back and really enjoyed it. I do not have a lift on my DW618, but really find that I do not need one using the fixed base in the table. Now how is that for a fickled answer?

Seriously, I think the lifts are great on the larger more heavy routers, and only an expensive luxury on the smaller less heavy ones. With so many routers coming with the lift built in now, I think it is a nice convenience no matter what the size. You can really zero in on the accruacy with one much easier than without.

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hi Bob,

i consider you an expert! thanks for speaking up. i have been curious about this for awhile. btw, you got anything else for sale?? you gotta give me a small chance next time!

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Hi levon,

I can't say that I'm for OR against lifts. I'm so used to the OP setup that I don't see the need for one. Pop out, drop in and go. Of course, I've never used a lift either.

They do have their uses though.

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thanks for the input Ken.

im a fisherman and buying lures reminds me of some router accessories. lots of lures are made to catch the fisherman, not the fish

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I'm neither old, or an expert, but my routers are easy enough to adjust the way they are. I have nothing against lifts (they may be a nice luxury for some), but I'd rather use that much money for other tools.

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hi Rusty,

you always seem to give an honest opinion, i like that!

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Hi levon

Like Bob said I got one from him, and you know me I did rework it into a power lift for peanuts ,works great now one button and now it go's up or down..

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Like Bob said I got one from him, and you know me I did rework it into a power lift,works great now one button and it go's up or down..

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hi BobJ,

if you had said you used it like it was and didnt rework it i would have thought you were an imposter, lol.

Now i know its you talking!

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IMHO they are not worth the money. I have never seen the need for a lift. In fact, I hardly ever use the thru the table lift that is a part of my Triton.

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