Hi guys, I haven’t been around for a while and I just retired so I’m going to be spending some time in my shop.
One of the first things I want to do is finish my router Table/cabinet. I have a MCLS Router Table with fence and I built my own cabinet. I never got a lift for it because the insert hole only fits the MCLS U-Turn lift. I thought the lift was a little expensive at the time and the crank handle is on the side which I think would interfere with the cabinet drawers on both sides.
I’ve been using a PC 890 router that has worked fine all these years, but I’m having a lot of difficulty razing it up and down lately. Also I’m really tired of pulling it out of the table when I want to use it as a plunge router.
So anyway I want to buy a permanent table router for safety reasons and not have to deal with it any more. I really like the JessEm™ Router Lift although I will need to make modifications to the table top for it to fit. If I do decide to buy this lift then I want a router to go with it.
It’s been recommended to purchase a Triton with a new insert, but it will cost me a lot more money and some of the Triton reviews aren’t so appealing to me. I really don’t have any other routers in mind, but it looks like I can buy the lift and a router for less than the Triton itself.
What do you think? I have 4 routers as it is and I’m really hesitant on buying another router.