Considering I didn't even have a table before this I bought this one. It looks to be in good shape and a strong structure but I'm not sure how it'll work for me.
I'm going to need it to make some 12' long bead board so when it became available on Craigslist last Sunday I jumped on it. I've been watching for a table
for a while and this is the best thing I've seen. I figured that since it said Grizzly it couldn't be too bad.
I think the route you've taken to alter your table is a good way to go. After I bought it looking at the cast iron table I wonder how I could one day get a lift for it.
Well really I was wondering if I could use it with a trident (is that what it's called?) router with it. I'd have to drill a hole in the top to access the screw for lift adjustment
but I think it might be hard to drill cast iron.
Seeing your post is encouraging for future upgrades.