I'm going to suggest that you look at the Incra Mast R lift. This is an expensive lift too at about $350, but is worth it to me anyway. My mistakw when buying a router was that I bought the PC 893Pk, which in itself is a good router, but it is not a good router to mount in a router table. The dust from routing gets in between the motor and the base that the motor movees up and down in for height adjustment. The motor quickly binds in the base, not a good arrangement, but when mounted in in the Incra lift, the set up is a dream to use. The bits are easily changed from above the table, the adjustments are accurate and easy to use. Adjustments as fine .001" can be made very easily. I really like the lift, and by the way I do use and appreciate a down draft dust collection system. The through the fence dust collection system worked farily wee for me before I got the down draft arrangement set up but was not effective for cuts like dovetails where the bit is not close to the fence. Anyway, I hope that you will let us know what you finally decide on.
Colorado City, TX
Last edited by Jerry Bowen; 03-26-2012 at 02:36 PM.