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Which router do you have in the 1181...?
 

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You do know that router has above the table height adjustment, right...?
 

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You're likely to get recommendations for the Jessem...but you should check with Jessem to make sure it will fit under the 1181. I have the 1181 but don't use a separate lift...I use the height adjustment built into the router...

The Jessem lift will accept the 1617 motor without the base...you may need to drill a hole for the above the table handle...
 

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Bosch 1617EVS....
 

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Can anyone recommend a router lift that will fit a Bosch RA1181 Router Table?
I bought the RA1181 table and used the Bosch 1617EVKS plunge router inverted under the table as a lift with enormous difficulty - so, I went with the Jessem Rout-R-Lift II which supports Bosch, Porter-Cable and some other 3.5" motor sizes. Works great! Easy to install/remove the router if you need to (I don't cuz I bought the upper end Colt hand router).

Had to trim 1/16"off each side of the Jessem's phenolic base to fit the Bosch table - and used the Bosch leveling hardware, drilled new corner locations for the Jessem holes to snug it down. If you're handy with tools this isn't a big challenge. If you aren't, find someone who is as this is an easy retrofit overall.
 

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The Jessem will come with its own plate...you'll need to check with Jessem to see if it will fit the 1181 without modification...
 

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I bought the RA1181 table and used the Bosch 1617EVKS plunge router inverted under the table as a lift with enormous difficulty - so, I went with the Jessem Rout-R-Lift II which supports Bosch, Porter-Cable and some other 3.5" motor sizes. Works great! Easy to install/remove the router if you need to (I don't cuz I bought the upper end Colt hand router).

Had to trim 1/16"off each side of the Jessem's phenolic base to fit the Bosch table - and used the Bosch leveling hardware, drilled new corner locations for the Jessem holes to snug it down. If you're handy with tools this isn't a big challenge. If you aren't, find someone who is as this is an easy retrofit overall.
Hey there. I have the RA1181 table as well and just purchased the JessEm lift. A couple of questions for you if you don’t mind..... what method/tool did you use to trim down the phenolic base? Table saw, router....? Did you fill any of the current holes with epoxy before you re-drilled them? The picture you enclosed looks very clean so I’m looking to do the same with my retrofit.
Thanks in advance....
B-Dawg
 

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Can anyone recommend a router lift that will fit a Bosch RA1181 Router Table?
What is the hole size in your table?
I literially just mounting this lift last night
and put this Router in it. Makita RF1101
See below:
Imperial INCRA Mast-R-Lift II:
Porter Cable 7518, 690-699 series & 890-899 series
JessEm PowRTek Router Motor 05200
Bosch 1617EVS,1618, GMF1400
Milwaukee 5625, 5615, 5616, & 5619
Bora/Portamate P-254
MLCS 9564
DeWalt DW610 & DW618
Makita RF1101 & RD1101
Hitachi M12VC & KM12VC
Craftsman 17543, 17540, & 28190
Ridgid R29302
AUKTools Mk II 230V
 

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Hey there. I have the RA1181 table as well and just purchased the JessEm lift. A couple of questions for you if you don’t mind..... what method/tool did you use to trim down the phenolic base? Table saw, router....? Did you fill any of the current holes with epoxy before you re-drilled them? The picture you enclosed looks very clean so I’m looking to do the same with my retrofit.
Thanks in advance....
B-Dawg
Used my table saw to trim it. Came out as I expected.
 
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