In 2011, in a RouterForum post, I reported fitting a "MLCS PowerLift" to my "RBI RouterTable". http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...-rbi-mcls.html
The Hawk RBI RS-29 is a "Made in the USA" steel-plate Router Table, where, by tilting 1/2 of the hinged table, a medium-sized router can be positioned either horizontally, vertically, or at any angle from 0 to 90 degrees. The original company went out of business in 2009, but the RS-29 RouterTable is still available(1).
Now my RS-29 RouterTable has been modified such that I can now remotely adjust the position of the router bit in two (2) dimensions, by either: turning a handle for the Horizontal "Y" position; or using the installed MLCS PowerLift for Vertical "Z" positioning, all the while monitoring digital readouts for both directions.
On this modified RS-29 table, one can monitor router bit adjustments using the two digital readouts.
Until a better name(s) is suggested by RouterForum viewers, the "XYZ" controls for this RS-29 RouterTable are for now:
"X" - Right to Left - Router table "Work Flow" using a fence or ball bearing guides.
"Y" - Front to Back - Router bit movement using a 1/16"/revolution threaded bar with digital readout(3).
"Z" - Up and Down - Router bit movement using a MLCS Powerlift with digital readout(2).
The attached pictures show the additional construction to complete this project.
In future posts, I will also try to comment on "the good and the bad" of each of the individual components.
1. ROUTER SHOP Model RS-29 http://www.rbiwoodtools.com
2. MLCS PowerLift Item #9450 MLCS Router Bits and Woodworking Products
3. iGaging Remote 0-6” DigiMag Digital readout Model 35-706* iGaging - Home