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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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I am planning to buy a router table and lift. I would welcome any comments (such as is it necessay to buy both from the same manufacturer?)
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do you have the router already?
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Hi david,

Welcome to the forum.

What make/model is your router, or if also buying a new router as well as the table and lift, what is you budget?

You can buy some new routers with lift capabilities already built in so no need for a lift.

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David, I have my router table set up as an extension on table saw with the Incra ts/ls with a Porter Cable router 1617 and just added the Rockler router lift fx (waited till it went on sale) and it all works rather well, just sorry I waited so long to the get the router lift! Dont have to get down on my knees to pull the motor to change bits and all that mess.

I got lost in thought. it was unfamiliar territory.
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Yes, a DeWalt 610.
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Hi James,
I have a DeWalt 610. So far I've used it only for free hand routing, but now that I want to improve my routing capabilities(via table) I'm willing to spend up to $400 to move into a higher gear.
Which of the modern routers have built-in lift capability?

I have a daughter in Canberra and I visit her every couple of years.
Sydney and Canberra are among my favourite cities. Was there only three months ago!

Thanks for your interest in my question.
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Hi Tom,
I hadn't thought of the Incra lift but there seem to be several positive posts about it. I will look at it more closely. Thanks for your input.
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Hi Chris,
On looking further into current models of DeWalt routers I find no mention of the 610. Perhaps this is now a dinosaur! Thanks for your interest. David
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i probably sound like a broken record to others on this forum, but lifts are generally very expensive, and it is easy to build your own for a few dollars.

it is just another option should you have a hard time finding a lift that fits both your router and budget.
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