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Ok Can you use a lift or other device to use your table mounted router as an upside down plunge router? In other words, lift your spinning router bit into your workpiece at a precise location in the middle of the wood?

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Seems like to much work & need to many hands to accomplish. Just make several passes increasing depth on each pass till final depth is reached. You can use start & stop blocks so you don't over shoot your measurements. If you want the plunge function I would do it off the router table. You can use a plunge router or a fixed base if you do not have a plunge. I still would not try to take to big of a chunk out in one pass.

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It can be done. Some have mounted a foot pedal that lifts the router when you step on it. It causes a dowel to push the router up, much like the foot pedal on a piano. Motorized lifts can also do it.

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Hi,

You can see the one i made myself at this adress
http://www.lescopeaux.asso.fr/Techni...Defonceuse.pdf

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Hi Jeff

Yes, I do it all the time with the motorized lift but it can be done with the hand crank also..very easy job.. you can make a simple slip on block for a stop block to get it to stop at the same point every time..

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Ok Can you use a lift or other device to use your table mounted router as an upside down plunge router? In other words, lift your spinning router bit into your workpiece at a precise location in the middle of the wood?

This may be the whole point and very obvious. Thanks in advance for not asking me to leave.
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Check this site out. John Nixon has teamed with MLCS to make and offer his motorized lift. There is also a video to watch it in action.

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Ok Can you use a lift or other device to use your table mounted router as an upside down plunge router? In other words, lift your spinning router bit into your workpiece at a precise location in the middle of the wood?

This may be the whole point and very obvious. Thanks in advance for not asking me to leave.

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Check this site out. John Nixon has teamed with MLCS to make and offer his motorized lift. There is also a video to watch it in action.
You sure satisfied my curiosity-that MLCS unit is going to be awesome! Now I just get to obssess for months...
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This pedal is so easy to make, it was based on one made from wood. The third and fourth shots indicate how fast and accurate dowelling is, mortices too are just as simple (and accurate)
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This pedal is so easy to make, it was based on one made from wood. The third and fourth shots indicate how fast and accurate dowelling is, mortices too are just as simple (and accurate)
Thanks Harry. That's the idea I mentioned, just couldn't find a thread on it.

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