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Any would be appreciated, I want to install a router in a table saw extension wilth a cabinet under the router and both saw and extension an casters. Pictures would probably help a lot. I would like to have the T and miter gauge tracks and also be able to use the table saw fence mostly for dado work. Is there a consince on the best router lift. I am considering Bench dog and woodpecker. Thanks for the forum and help.
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We need some more information. What is the brand / model of saw? Is it a benchtop or on legs? Does the extension / fence exist or would it all be new? There are many, many people here so please clarify what you are seeking so the right ones will respond.

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I am new to forums so please bear with me. My saw is a Delta unisaw with a Biesemeyer fence. The router fence will be new as will the lift. The router is going to be the large Porter Cable, 7018 I think. The router cabinet will be attached to the saw by the Biesemeyer fence and will be on wheels. I am interested in which lift to buy, placement of the router in the table, and placement of the T-tracks and and miter slot. Maybe info about what kind of fence, I am leaning toward a non split. Thanks again for any help. cya, Mel
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If you look in my gallery, you will see a Delta Unisaw and Biesmeyer fence with a Bench Dog cast iron router table extension with a prolift in it fitted with a Porter Cable 7518 router. I think this is the type of setup that may be of interest to you. I am not sure I understand your router cabinet attached by the Biesmeyer fence and mounted on casters. I use this setup particularly for routing long or unwieldly parts such as the white plastic semi-circle shown in the picture. The table saw table and outfeed table of the saw provides a lot of support for this type of operation.
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Router lifts all do the same thing, it just depends on how much money you're willing to spend. You have JessEM, Router Raizer, Woodpeckers, Router lift, Mast-R-Lift and a few others on the market. Again, it depends on what you are willing to spend. As for mounting a router to your TS, take a look at members galleries. There are a few here on the forums.

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I am new to forums so please bear with me. My saw is a Delta unisaw with a Biesemeyer fence. The router fence will be new as will the lift. The router is going to be the large Porter Cable, 7018 I think. The router cabinet will be attached to the saw by the Biesemeyer fence and will be on wheels. I am interested in which lift to buy, placement of the router in the table, and placement of the T-tracks and and miter slot. Maybe info about what kind of fence, I am leaning toward a non split. Thanks again for any help. cya, Mel
Mel,

Do you have one of the "old style" or "brand new" style (only shipping for the last few months) Unisaws? Since you wish to mount the router in the extension table, I hope it is the "older" style (the new style has dual handwheels on front, one for height and one for blade angle) since the new style has a its supports under the table well-supported with a labyrinth of steel for added strength and ridgidity. This is a good thing as long as you don't want to mount a router in it.

I believe that you mean the Porter-Cable 7518 router for your table. That's what I have and I really like it. There are lots of other good routers out there for table used (some would argue better) but I haven't regretted my purchase.

As to the "best" router lift, that is a relative question since you need to factor in how much you are willing to spend. Opinions here will vary widely too. Ken has pointed out some of the leading contenders.

Jessem's Mast-R-Lift was my choice of lift design but I didn't really like the retaining system that they or any of the other manufacturers had for the insert rings until I ran into the Incra / Jessem Mast-R-Lift. That lift is based upon Jessem's lifting mechanism but uses Incra's (a high-end router / table fence company) plate which affixes the retaining rings with rare-earth magnets, held in alignment with "ears". For *me* it was the best choice.

Incra also has a version of the Woodpecker lift with their retaining system. These can be seen at www.incra.com or www.incrementaltools.com

Just because I have it doesn't make it the "best", it's just what's right for me. Opinions will vary, including many who believe the KISS (keep it simple stupid) is the "best". For them, you don't need a lift, you just need a plate, such as Oak Park www.oak-park.com is the best. It is the preferred choice of Bob and Rick from The Router Workshop and they are one h*lluva lot better with the router than I will ever be! Please check that style out as well as those recommended by others (including the Bernch Dog). You will find a highly recommended inexpensive system mounting plate at www.harborfreight.com.

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I looked in you gallery but didn't see what you mentioned. I really need practice getting around in this froum. I saw the two router tables one blue? Was I in the right place??
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The cost isn't that important, I just wondered if there was a general concenus. As I learn my way around the forum I'm sure I will fird some answers. Thanks, Mel
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I filled in some of my profile. I not really concerned that much with the cost, just wondering if one stood out. Thanks, Mel
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I do have the old style unisaw. I have been building cabinets with it for 25 years and coupled with the biesemeyer fence I have not had one once of trouble. Yes it is the 7518 router I will be using. Several people have told me that it jsut depends on how much I want to spend. What is money didn't matter, which would you prefer. You mentioned one with magnets, do you like that one, I willl check it out. Thanks for your help and I an sure I will get better a navigating in this forum but right now I'm not doing to well. cya, Mel
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