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I just built a router table and bought a Rockler top for it. I'll install my PC 890 fixed base. I never used a table before and don't know how hard/easy it will be to make adjustments to an upside down router.

So, do I need a lift? If so, which one? I'm a weekend woodworker and I make lots scrap wood - mistakes that is.

BTW, I did a search and it seems that lift requirements are router specific, so I thought I'd post this.

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On my previous table I had a 2 1/4hp older Rockwell router mounted in a plain plate. Most of the time, I found it more convenient to lift the plate and router out of the table to make adjustments, change bits, etc. The plate had two 1/4-20 tapped holes near the edge, so I just kept a couple of cap screws with fender washers attached to the heads handy.

When I switched to a heavier 7518 for the new table, I went with the Benchdog Pro lift, which is designed for the 7518. Optional adapter mounts are available for other routers, though.

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I saw that on the Rockler site. Pricey. I'll use my set-up without a lift and if I decide I need one I'll buy it.

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Hi

Many of the Porter Cable routers don't need a add on lift kit ,it's built in on many of them, just need to pickup the right tool for it..

Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 8901 Fixed Base for 890 Series Router: Home Improvement

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That is great...inexpensive. Thank you very much
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I just got a Porter Cable 892, 2 1/4 HP fixed base. It appears that it is adjustable from above the table, requiring a 3/16" hex socket tool ($6.00 or so at Sears) or the specific PC tool carried by Amazon and other retailers, about $28-30.00.
I assume your 890 is the same. The info is contained in the manual, downloadable from Porter Cable.
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Brother has the 892, his adjusts from the top with the tool. He loves it. I have the bosch, but I bought the rockler lift / plate. very happy with that set up.
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I just bought the PC tool for $29. Thank your everyone
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