Although I agree fully with Mike, that an purchase should be fully researched before hand, I also think it is a little arrogant to presume to know my needs without knowing me, my situation, and my intended application.
I have arthritic spurs in both shoulders and lifting a 15 pound router, router plate, and bit out of a table to change bits, is not as easy as it used to be. I have NOT went to a lift yet(but I never pull the router to change bits or adjust bit height either!) but I assure you at some point I will. Revealing personal info like this should not be be necessary in order to obtain advise!
As for tables one of my primary applications is making raised panels. I don't recommend and have never seen any on else recommend making them without a table. Most, but not all my routing is done at the table!
So I agree that many of these questions could/should be answerable with a little research, but If I have decided to buy a lift and need and ask for advice, telling me I should do it another way is not always helpful or wanted!
Last edited by Dmeadows; 04-03-2012 at 08:51 AM.