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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-18-2011, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Anybody seen the latest issue of Shop Notes Mag? There are plans for a home made router table lift that seems fairly simple to build and efficient as well. Might be worth a look for anybody that is interested.

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I am waiting for the issue! Might be here tomorrow!

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Yes it looks fairly simple to build.
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The easy one to build is the one that comes with the new routers now days..and it's free.

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For some though, it means you have to replace a perfectly good router.

I had an older Triton TRC001 No lift built into it and it hadn't seen that much use.

While I agree that if you are looking to buy a new router for your table, one with a built in lift is a plus but to replace a good router just for this seems expensive.

I added a Router Raizer to mine but looking at this article, I may have just made one instead just to say I did. lol
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Can't have to many routers , you can now get a new router for as low as a 100.oo bucks or less with the lift built right in, it's a bottom line thing for me...

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For some though, it means you have to replace a perfectly good router.

I had an older Triton TRC001 No lift built into it and it hadn't seen that much use.

While I agree that if you are looking to buy a new router for your table, one with a built in lift is a plus but to replace a good router just for this seems expensive.

I added a Router Raizer to mine but looking at this article, I may have just made one instead just to say I did. lol



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For those of us who don't subscribe to the magazine ... perhaps some additional info (or images) can be shared.


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The easy one to build is the one that comes with the new routers now days..and it's free.

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Hi Bob....I agree. The only reason I made the post was there is always somebody asking about a lift.

My PC 890 router is just one of the ideal table routers because you can adjust the height as well as release the motor lock with the same tool above the table. I lucked out when I bought the complete kit with both bases, 1/2 inch collet, adjustment tool and plastic case was only $70.00. Now if I could sell the plunge base I could get my money back plus a profit.

BillyBatson....It is a magazine article so unless Shop Notes post the plans on their web sight any interested parties will have to buy the magazine if they don't subscribe.

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Can't have to many routers , you can now get a new router for as low as a 100.oo bucks or less with the lift built right in, it's a bottom line thing for me...

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You can buy jig knobs for less than two bucks each or less on sale and in bulk and I won't mention any names , but the fact is.. people love building things.


Right?

Although it's going to take some time to build and I know time is money for a lot of people.. it still looks to be a fun project and one worth looking into for a lot of people.
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I got My copy Today! It is quite easy to build,but I don't like the wood to wood slide. You can adjust it for wear, and I would think humidity. I would not be scared to build one, but I would expect it to stick a little, or not stay as precise as it should be.I don't know who gets the Magazine, but My camera isn't on the computer. Any other opinions might be good.

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