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Hi everyone,

I've been lurking read the forum for a couple weeks, and am hoping to find a little help.

I currently have a PC 7518, and would like to make a custom table with a lift.

Basically I'm a hobbyist looking for an easy to use lift that will let me set and reset the depth with ease, change bits from above the table, and fit my 7518 without any 'extras' required. There are several that fit this description on the market, and after reading reviews for all of them I'm having a lot of trouble identifying if any one is better than another. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!
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I forgot to mention, one lift in particular is really interesting to me, the Jointech SmartLift Digital. But I haven't been able to track down a lot of info on this one.
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try the one from rockler,y have2 of them,im very happy with them, ni issues at all they cost around 300$
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I forgot to mention, one lift in particular is really interesting to me, the Jointech SmartLift Digital. But I haven't been able to track down a lot of info on this one.
Hi - suggest you do a search on this site for "Jointech". Seems to be some question on that particular company's viability right now. I don't have any of the particulars but would be inclined to do some serious investigating before committing any serious amount of money. Good Luck

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Thanks for the headsup on Jointech.

I see an alternative solution may be to use the Wixey WR525 Remote Digital Readout in conjunction with a suitable lift (apparently some are difficult to attach it to)...so far I've found that Kreg's PRS3000 comes pre-drilled for it, but I haven't heard much about the PRS3000.
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I put mine in a Benchdog Pro Lift from Rockler after doing a lot of looking at the alternatives. I like the beefy construction and the fact that it's made for the 7518. No adapters required.

The Benchdog uses a modified speed wrench for height adjustments. The skirt at the bottom can be zeroed to an index mark on the plate to facilitate fine adjustments. The index marks on the skirt are about 1/4" apart, with each mark representing 1/128 of an inch, plus or minus. Finer adjustments are a matter of interpolating between the marks.

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Take a look at the new electronic power lift from MLCS. It has both a digital readout and a motor to raise and lower the cutting height.
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Take a look at the new electronic power lift from MLCS. It has both a digital readout and a motor to raise and lower the cutting height.
Good suggestion but I don't believe it will take a 7518 motor, max dia is 3~1/2"

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Good suggestion but I don't believe it will take a 7518 motor, max dia is 3~1/2"
Yes, I took a look and it appears I'll have to wait if I want a power lift...

Too bad, since it looks pretty awesome!
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Power lifts sound like a nifty idea, but I'm curious about how fine of an adjustment can be made when fine-tuning a depth of cut.

Plus, are we really that lazy?

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