Most brands offer above the table height adjustment on their 2-1/4 HP combo kits. They all work. If you are handicapped this feature is for you. Let me suggest that a properly designed router does not need a lift. It will have 3 coarse settings to get you in the neighborhood and a fine adjuster to zero you in. It will be easy to adjust with one hand while the other hand feels the bit and set up block for alignment. This is much faster than cranking a fine adjustment handle above a table. Did I mention this tried and true method has been in use for over 10 years? I am talking about the Bosch 1617 series routers, the model everyone has imitated with their new routers, including the PC 890 series. No two models are identical in features and all have a different feel in your hands so you will have to decide which feels right for you. I will say 3 moderators of this site have Bosch 1617 routers. Enough about lift abilities. We suggest you make large cuts in multiple passes and this will allow the 2-1/4 HP models to accomplish the panel raising job. For a production shop environment a 3-1/4 HP model is a better choice. Using vertical panel raising bits instead of horizontal has some real advantages: Smaller diameter of the bit means means less mass in motion, less power is required, and they cost less. These bits perform best in a vertical table as seen in posts on this site.