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I'm new to table routers. I picked up a portable table to do somethings Just I would take the time to do right on my new house, it worked for what I needed but the only router I have is a skil 1823 plunge. It took for ever to get it set, very hard to push on springs set and hold table down I like this lift idea,
I am trashing the table legs and going to build in to a bench useing the new top I got but it does not have a plate just a hole. Can I cut it for a plate would like to just pick it up insted of screwing it in and use hand held sometimes.
The router dont have a lift built in can it be fitted for one so I dont have to take springs out, Any help needed.


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Got ya on the other post.


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I'm new to table routers. I picked up a portable table to do somethings Just I would take the time to do right on my new house, it worked for what I needed but the only router I have is a skil 1823 plunge. It took for ever to get it set, very hard to push on springs set and hold table down I like this lift idea,
I am trashing the table legs and going to build in to a bench useing the new top I got but it does not have a plate just a hole. Can I cut it for a plate would like to just pick it up insted of screwing it in and use hand held sometimes.
The router dont have a lift built in can it be fitted for one so I dont have to take springs out, Any help needed.


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Hello Andi! What is the table made with? If it is wood, you can get a plate, (check Harbor Freight) If so, You can make it to lift out, and no lift needed. I have 3 tables, and no lifts, and i am happy. Some models can be set up as adjustable,Then you can adjust from above the table. Others may be able to give better details on doing that. Thanks for posting

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Hi Andy.

I have the Skil 1835; I assume it is similar to yours. You are right, it is a pain to set the bit height properly since there is no adjustment other than loosening the lock, plunging, measuring the height and with your third hand locking the lock . Unfortunately most of the commercial lifts will probably not work either as most of those require the threaded adjustment post. You might give Router Raizer a call; he seems to be able to adapt his solution to just about anything.
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Another option, if you like to do it yourself, is to build the lift into the table like this guy did:
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/up...er%20table.pdf

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Thanks Dustmaker that does answer some Q's thay are made on the router, And the DIY is more up my path I like the idea to make table lift my self.
I cant wait to set up shop I can Build all kinds of jigs I cant think of what to build , but I can build a hundred jigs.
I think I like building jigs more than projects Is there something wrong with that.
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Thanks Dustmaker that does answer some Q's thay are made on the router, And the DIY is more up my path I like the idea to make table lift my self.
I cant wait to set up shop I can Build all kinds of jigs I cant think of what to build , but I can build a hundred jigs.
I think I like building jigs more than projects Is there something wrong with that.
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"What did you make this weekend?"
"I made a few jigs"
"What did you make with those jigs?"
"Nothing, but I did use a jig to make a different jig"
Hey Noob..... I love the quotes! Are you sure we haven't met somewhere along life's road.

When I was much younger I did a little woodworking with my dad. If I never remember a thing else he told me, it was that you could make a jig for nearly everything. And ya know what????? He was right!

Thanks for the laugh.

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hahaha, I love the quotes too..
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Glad you thought it was funny, sometimes we can use a laugh or two.

I've basically had that conversation with some friends because my wife told me I spent to much time gaming so I'm weened off of gaming and starting to spend a little more time in the shop. I haven't built any projects yet, but I've tinkered in the garage a little more lately.
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You're so right Paulo, most of us started with jigs, woodwork and metalwork but then progressed to actual projects. I used the word "most" because there are a few who end their days with shops filled with jigs and little else.

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