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Herb: I have the same table and as you said router access is terrible and the fence sucks. I have a PC 7518 under mine would the Rockler lift work for that as well? Also did you drill and tap the cast for the adjustment tabs to set the plate in? Looks like you also drilled and tapped the cast for the fence correct? Thanks
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quite the job, Herb...cudos on the quality of the machining...

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Woodworker turned into Machinist. Great Job Herb.
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Good Show Herb. You plan it all out or just "adjust" as you went along?

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Herb: I have the same table and as you said router access is terrible and the fence sucks. I have a PC 7518 under mine would the Rockler lift work for that as well? Also did you drill and tap the cast for the adjustment tabs to set the plate in? Looks like you also drilled and tapped the cast for the fence correct? Thanks
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That's a nice set-up, Herb... happy routing.
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Herb: I have the same table and as you said router access is terrible and the fence sucks. I have a PC 7518 under mine would the Rockler lift work for that as well? Also did you drill and tap the cast for the adjustment tabs to set the plate in? Looks like you also drilled and tapped the cast for the fence correct? Thanks
Thanks for all the comments. It took me about 12 hours to do over 4 days.

I agree with you on the fence that came with the table it is an absolute piece of junk. I had to put a full length of plywood on it to line up both sides. The mounting set up for the motor is junk too, quite crude and since you are clamping against rough casting under the table the router doesn't set perpendicular to the table and hard to clamp down tight.
Yes on both the drill and tap holes to mount the tabs and the fence.
You can see the 4 holes on the top adjacent to the radius corners are for the tabs.
No the Rockler lift will not work for the PC 7518, Rockler Aluminum Router Lift FX | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
I have my 7518 in a Jessem lift.

John, I didn't draw plans or anything like that,if that is what you mean, but did some deep thinking for several days and had it planned out in my mind what I had to do. I debated on cutting the hole in the top and contemplated mounting the lift under the table minus the top plate. But abandoned that idea as too hokey and bit the bullet and went for cutting the opening.

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Herb,

What is that you have connected to your dremel tool? It looks very interesting and I can think of a few different ways I could use that!

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Herb,

That's pretty nice work. Your MCLS table looks a lot like my Grizzly table I just picked up this weekend. I've not used it yet so I don't know if it's any good but now seeing the work you did on your table maybe one day I can alter mine.

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Herb,

What is that you have connected to your dremel tool? It looks very interesting and I can think of a few different ways I could use that!

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Jonathan that is a dremel router base used by luthiers, a little spendy,but quality piece of equipment.

Precision Router Base | stewmac.com

It is a fixed base,not a plunge base. I thought otherwise when I ordered it, and was a little disappointed when I received it, but it looked so good I kept it and I am glad I did.

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