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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-04-2014, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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After two years of use and development I have a new router lift to display. This is like no other router lift. It has two positions to mount the router. Vertical like the rest of the lifts and horizontal for mortise and tenon cuts.

Its very accurate and hasn't lost any abilities in over two years of use.

Easy to build with parts from the box stores. Less than $10.00.

Easy to change bits.

Very easy to adjust.

Adjusts from the top or under the top.

Easy to build with scraps in the shop.

Better in many ways than store bought lifts.

Wont sag your table.

Can be put in and out in less than a minute.

PM me for more details

Watch my Youtube videos for better understanding. Then lets discuss yea or nay welcome.

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Very interesting , Al . Thanks for sharing. I shall give this careful scrutiny to see I could
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Can you give a bit more information of how it switches from vertical to horizontal. Also the link to Ebay.
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Can you give a bit more information of how it switches from vertical to horizontal. Also the link to Ebay.
There are two positions to hold the router. With a 7/16" wrench it clamps in place either in vertical or horizontal position. Quite simple and takes less than a minute. I think the video shows how it goes in the vertical position. The second position is below it.


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Very interesting , Al . Thanks for sharing. I shall give this careful scrutiny to see I could
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Please do. I'm counting on the group to rake me over the coals on this one. I don't think the system can be beat and the cost of the lift minus wood found in your shop is less than $10.

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Al I like the sliding table for horizontal use.

Looks like it would be an easily built lift for someone that would like a lift for their router.

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Al I like the sliding table for horizontal use.

Looks like it would be an easily built lift for someone that would like a lift for their router.
The lift is very easy to build. I'm not showing the section that sets it apart from all other lifts out there. But anyone can PM me for the details.

The mortise table is a Greg Paolini design. I have a version that is better but for the sake of getting this lift to a point where I can demonstrate its opperation. I put this one on it. The rails are 8020 and cost less than the skinny blue ones everyone is so fond of. Cost was a factor to make it posible for anyone to build.

Thanks for your vote on easy to build. Did you see the videos?

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Impressive setup Al . I always thought having the table lift up off the router was a great idea .
I was wondering if your lift could inadvertently change height wise during use or is there a way to lock it down ?

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Impressive setup Al . I always thought having the table lift up off the router was a great idea .
I was wondering if your lift could inadvertently change height wise during use or is there a way to lock it down ?
Come on Rain, it does everything but the dishes. You can change height at any time from the top behind the fence. Behind the fence is another improvement over other lifts so as to not get in the way of hold downs and such.

There is a lock down for it but it hasn't needed one except when I was spinning a large bit on one of my older models. This is the third gen. The lock down can be loosened by reaching under or by lifting the top.

One full turn is 1/16" so if you want to move it 1/128" that is easy to do. Half turn is 1/8" and so on.

Thanks for asking.

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Are you using 8020 aluminium on your sliding table? Are you using any type of linear bearings or just having it slide on the dadoes cut into the work pieces?

Nice looking setup.
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