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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-04-2014, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Well I see a lot of people on here don't seem to like lifts too much, probably because of the price tag which is a valid point. I got away without buying one for years, because the ridgid in my rt was adjustable from on top. A couple of years ago I bought an incra LS 25 and started making more smaller detailed projects. I love to do this type of work, but getting the proper bit height thru trial and error was taking way too much time. Locking and unlocking the router base was making it not much more than an educated guess, because it thru off the bit height every time I did. So I took the plunge and bought a mast r lift from jessem. Now I spend much more time milling pieces and my set up time has gone way down. My time is worth something and eventually will pay for this. My advice for those of you that don't like lifts is don't EVER use one cause it will ruin you.
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Good first post, Steve.

I. personally, do not consider the price a reason not to buy. I have 2 Tritons (1 with through the table adjustment) and have not felt the need to buy one.

Also, most of the lifts I have seen seem to be made for US barrel type routers. Here in Australia, plunge routers are more the norm.....Did you have any problems setting the Rigid in the lift?

Some photos of your work would be appreciated by the forum.......

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The router that I used in the lift is a ridgid 2900. Went in with no problem, jessem advertises this lift to accommodate most every router available today. The fact that the 2900 went in reinforces this since it was replaced by newer models around 2010. The lift has a mounting system that does not require you to purchase adapters to fit other routers.
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Welcome to the forum Steve.

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Steve - Welcome to the forum! I'm looking at lifts now. I've considered the JessEm Master Lift II and the Route-R-Lift II. Glad you like yours.
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Hello Steve , I see that this is your first post, Hope you like and enjoy the router forums make yourself at Home. Please participate by asking and answering questions, that is what makes this forum work!
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Thanks for all the welcomes. I have read ya'lls forum for a few years now and always enjoyed it
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Well I see a lot of people on here don't seem to like lifts too much, probably because of the price tag which is a valid point. I got away without buying one for years, because the ridgid in my rt was adjustable from on top. A couple of years ago I bought an incra LS 25 and started making more smaller detailed projects. I love to do this type of work, but getting the proper bit height thru trial and error was taking way too much time. Locking and unlocking the router base was making it not much more than an educated guess, because it thru off the bit height every time I did. So I took the plunge and bought a mast r lift from jessem. Now I spend much more time milling pieces and my set up time has gone way down. My time is worth something and eventually will pay for this. My advice for those of you that don't like lifts is don't EVER use one cause it will ruin you.
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getting the proper bit height thru trial and error was taking way too much time. Locking and unlocking the router base was making it not much more than an educated guess, because it thru off the bit height every time I did.
I'm one of them that doesn't care for lifts - for myself that is - for anyone else, it's their dime.
If I need to be that exact (very seldom do), I just make a little height gauge, and that gives me all the accuracy I need, probably as much so as your lift. Oh yeah, my routers are mounted in router plates, and I just pop the plate off the table, do whatever, then set it back on. To me, that's much less hassle, and faster, then a lift. To each his own. Also, I have several routers. Get a bit set right, want to change to a different bit, just change out router plates. No prob.

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I'm one of them that doesn't care for lifts - for myself that is - for anyone else, it's their dime.
If I need to be that exact (very seldom do), I just make a little height gauge, and that gives me all the accuracy I need, probably as much so as your lift. Oh yeah, my routers are mounted in router plates, and I just pop the plate off the table, do whatever, then set it back on. To me, that's much less hassle, and faster, then a lift. To each his own. Also, I have several routers. Get a bit set right, want to change to a different bit, just change out router plates. No prob.


Wouldn't this forum be boring if we were all clones of one type of woodworker, thank goodness we are all different, huh?\\

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