My first router was the 1.75-hp, 1/4" version of this unit and it worked OK/fine in a table. As Bob said, a lift kit isn't necessary as the unit has a built-in height adjustment mechanism. Does that mechanism work as well as a Bosch 1617 base? No, but it is functional. Bit removal/installation can be annoying, since the motor can't be readily detached from the base and the base nearly shrouds the collet.
My main complaint with my unit was the noise. It was a fixed speed unit (25,000 RPM) and it screamed. Therefore, I moved on to more expensive units and lend the Skil to family and friends.