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I'm not clear on the concept of adjusting and changing bits on a table.
  1. On a seamless table adjustments are made by loosening the motor. Bit changes require removal of the motor.
  2. On a base plate, the adjustment is made similar to #1 but the bit change is made by removing the base plate with the unit attached.
  3. On a lift, everything is done via crank (yes/no?)
  4. On routers with "cranks," adjustments and bit changes are done in place regardless of seamless or base plate (yes/no?)
  5. Would a Router Raizer solve all these problems on my Bosch 1617?
It would seem to me that it would be more economical to buy a router with a crank then buying a lift. If this is so, then why buy a lift at all? What am I missing?
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I'm not clear on the concept of adjusting and changing bits on a table.
  1. On a seamless table adjustments are made by loosening the motor. Bit changes require removal of the motor.
  2. On a base plate, the adjustment is made similar to #1 but the bit change is made by removing the base plate with the unit attached.
  3. On a lift, everything is done via crank (yes/no?)
  4. On routers with "cranks," adjustments and bit changes are done in place regardless of seamless or base plate (yes/no?)
  5. Would a Router Raizer solve all these problems on my Bosch 1617?
It would seem to me that it would be more economical to buy a router with a crank then buying a lift. If this is so, then why buy a lift at all? What am I missing?
Hi Burt - I haven't got a lift but will try to help. In the first place, built in "above table adjustments" are a fairly recent development and not all routers are so equipped. Also, even when they are many times access to the adjustments end up being covered by the fence. A lift will resolve that issue.

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There's no universal solution that works for everyone in all situations.

It appears that there is a Router Raizer that is designed to work with your Bosch 1617. So, that would be one solution - assuming you are OK with the router mod that appears necessary for that lift, and are willing to (more or less) dedicate the plunge base to the table.

Would a cranky router be more economical? Only if you don't already have a non-cranky one.

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Just my 2 cents

For the price of some of the lifts you are better off just buying a new router that has one built in..most of the lifts are in the 250.oo + range, without a motor ,it's common sense thing..

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Do the crank style routers allow for bit changes while on the table? If so, any recommendations?
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HI

Many do but you can use a offset wrench to do the job if they don't go all the way.

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