Good point about using the wax to make cutting easier BJ. Little tricks like that are what the forums are about.
I Googled and found the pool table M&T video I don't recall his explanation for knowing when to stop the rising bit.
You said you had the PDF? It has all the part names, etc? I see applications beyond mortising where absolute, (nit picky) height isn't required.
If it could be digitized and program stops added that puppy would be rich! There's great potential in that device.
Regarding the hole saw, in my case, 99% of the holes I ever cut with them were for rough framing houses, and occasionally sofit & dryer vents and plumbing.
It looks like you use the same motor as in the video, Is that one of the new Black&Deckers. Cordless?
I was going to ask if the manual crank was still viable.
Does the router become single use once you have it rigged for the lift or can it break down fast for portable use? It looks like you have the base secured to a common plate?
I refit my cabinet late last fall for the benchdog lift and made a new table top, so I have a nice old table top that I could make a box for and use as a test rig. I don't suppose I could talk you into an email with the PDF?
So the drill clutch is set low to slip when the drill butts the router stop.
This slows the initial set-up but works well for duplications, the more the merrier eh!
I haven't read yet, the pics are so pretty, the black material 1X stock and a stop?
Are the 2 knobs on the straight arm fixing the the motor to the router case?