First thing, go edit your profile with a name and location. We are friendly, no salesman will call. Your Ridgid router will do most jobs with no problem. If you are going into business as a cabinet shop then you should consider the 3-1/4 hp routers. Next, let's define what a router lift is; a clever advertising ploy designed to extract a large sum of money from your wallet. Do lifts work? Yes, and with some routers they make life much simpler. Other brands do not need them. Magazines will tell you the "Ultimate" table had a power lift and digital read out. What they are saying is you should really just buy a CNC milling machine. In the real world many of us manage to build nice projects with out all the whistles and bells. Drop your Ridgid into a nice table and enjoy it!
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