To be clear, the Woodpeckers PRL-V2 that I played with was the Kreg branded version (its blue and the mounting holes line up with the Kreg table). Once I worked with the quick lift action for a while it did seem to get easier to deal with. What turned me off of that particular lift was the thumb wheel and the 3/4" limit in one direction or the other. If your topped out or bottomed out, your either thumbing or getting out the wrench. My arthritic thumbs couldn't deal. I believe the Sidewinder version of this lift does not have the travel limitations.Good info 2BF,,thanks.
I am looking for a lift as well and have narrowed my selection to the Jessem or the Kreg. What was the final key that swung you to the Jessem?
I am inclined towards the Jessem but can't let go of the Kreg because of their quick release.
Mike, I think for my other Kreg tables I'm going to forego getting lifts. Instead I'm going to pick up a couple more routers and plates. Two will be setup just for stiles and rails. Rather than change out the bits to cut the copes, I'll just drop in a router mounted in a plate... already adjusted for height. A third router and plate will be for cutting beaded frames. One table is setup with the notching bit for beaded face frames (which I do a lot of). This never gets changed as setup for this cut is a bear. The table with the lift is for everything else.I have never been a fan of lifts since most people use combo kit routers which perform the same functions for a lot less money. The PC 7518 is one router where a lift is a good idea. I have my 7518 mounted to one of the discontinued Rockler large style aluminum mounting plates. Reducing set up time is always nice. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this Kerry.