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Hello evertone I am looking for a homemade router lift plan as the manufactured ones are rather expensive any suggestions? Thanks jim
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Welcome to the forum Jim. Never underestimate the power of google. https://www.google.ca/search?q=home+...w=1280&bih=861

You may be able to find some references here on the forum by using our search engine and there are some videos on You tube. I've seen a few references to using a vehicle scissor jack for the lifting mechanism.

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Hello Jim, really pleased to see you join the community, welcome to Router Forums!
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Welcome to the forum Jim.

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Welcome aboard. I don't care for router lifts, I prefer just popping my router plate out, then put it back in. Faster, and easier. However, if I did want a router lift, then I would use a car scissor jack.

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G'day Jim. Unfortunately, you do not tell us which router and table you want the lift for.

This makes a big difference.....

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I built one using the plan in Shop Notes magazine, issue 121. It is the same one Steve Ramsey built, although mine is not as pretty as his it works fine. I have a half inch socket on the adjusting screw and use a 1/4" drive speed handle to adjust it. Works fast, makes changing bits much easier than removing the plate and router. I can make a pass give it a quick twist on the adjuster and make another pass until I get to full depth.

This is especially handy if I have the fence, feather boards, etc set up. I do not have to remove and reset everything to move the bit up 1/4 inch.

I have had the snap on speed handle for probably 40+ years and seldom ever used it. I leave it at the table for quick access when needed. I built my lift from all scrap wood and plywood. Probably why it is not as pretty as Baltic birch.
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Hi Jim.There is a very good woodworking site that has plans ,for sale,of a router lift.It's ,Ibuild it.ca

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Jim Lee Valley Tools has a Jessem lift for $150 plus free shiping till the end of the month if interested.

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there is some good info here too ...

http://www.routerforums.com/tools-wo...ay-wiggle.html
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