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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-11-2008, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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Well, Father's Day is coming up here pretty soon, and I've been asked what I might want. I'm thinking that a plunge lift might make using my PC 7539 on the router table a lot easier. Here is a link:

http://www.woodpeck.com/plungelift.html

Any experience out there with this device and this supplier? It looks like a quality piece of equipment to me, but I'd like to hear from someone who actually owns one before I tell them to go ahead and buy. Also, are there better alternatives?
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I don't have that model.but have their lift for a 7518 and a quick lift and like them both. I have purchased many things from Woodpecker and have always be satisfied.

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I also have a lift kit from them and it is right up town. I love it. I think all of their products are very well made. I would recommend a lift kit to anyone from them.

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They make high qualitystuff. I use thier plate and few other things. But as far as router lift, I would recommend Router Raizer. not that it's any better but it is attached to the router and you can still use the router free-hand and also use it to set depth from top. and costs much less.

http://www.routertechnologies.com/hitachim12v.htm
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Thanks for the info/opinions. Everyone on this forum has been most generous in sharing their experience and perspective and I greatly appreciate it.
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This company is located in Cleveland, Ohio (suburb) and it is strickly a mail order company. It has some great products and the BBB has a very good track record on them. I just wish it was a company with a showroom.
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I have this lift/router combination. Going into the purchase, I debated the overall cost and whether this was too much to spend. Now that I have it (along with the Pinnacle version of the micro-dot router table top), I have no regret whatsoever. The router lift is awesome and I do not know how I tolerated my previous setup for so long. It is well worth the price!
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There are several lifts available and they all work. A couple of members have made their own by using a board like a see-saw; step on the board and the router lifts. It isn't pretty but it works like a charm. You also save a bunch of cash to spend on bits.

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"It isn't pretty but it works like a charm"

Wash your mouth out Mr. McGrath, I think that mine looks very pretty! (and it works like a charm)
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The PC 7539 does not come apart (ie the pc 7518 is the motor used in most lifts) I have the 7539 and you can't take the motor out to put in a lift. You could buy the plate from Pinnicle and use it that way.
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