Tool Gloat #3: Unilift.

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Blog entry by degoose posted 12-14-2010 11:51 PM 4075 reads 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I just go my new toy yesterday… the Woodpecker Unilift router lift… from Graeme down at Professional Woodwork Supplies in Melbourne… Posted Friday… delivered Tuesday… good service from Australia Post…
i will be attaching my Makita 3612 since I really don’t need a variable speed router for the table..

Included in the package were some Whiteside routerbits that Graeme recommended I use with the LS 17 Positioner router fence I got last week at Carb-a-tec…

This will all go into and onto the Pro Router Table… also from PWS.

So once I have finished assembling and tuning the whole router table setup… hold on to your hats… some fancy dovetails are a coming.

My old router table… that I built years ago … with its saggy plastic plate and not too accurate fence will hopefully find a new home with someone less fortunate that will be thrilled to upgrade to any router table… I know a few years ago I would have been so excited to have someone give me a router table… oh well…

Now all I need to make this the ultimate router table is the Hi Rise Super Fence System… a Wixey digital height readout and definitely a Safety switch…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 12-15-2010 12:17 AM

Wow! Nice setup. Looks like Christmas came early down under.

-- Matt -

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#2 posted 12-15-2010 12:18 AM

Looks like a good start. !!! Good luck !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 01:11 AM

Some day… Some day…

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#4 posted 12-15-2010 02:17 AM

Larry, you are going to wonder how you ever got along without it. I’ve never been disappointed in anything from Woodpeckers. Good routing to you. Rand

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#5 posted 12-15-2010 02:42 AM

Looks great have fun using it. I’m sure it will make life easier. Ive bought a few woodpeckers tools and a trend dovetail jig (akeda) off graeme recently and had it all within days off purchase. (Professional woodworkers supplies) and can not recommend his sales and service highly enough. Some items he sent by courier I had the next day.

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#6 posted 12-15-2010 04:02 AM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 12-15-2010 04:37 AM

what has happened to the day when some chisels and a mallet did the job…ssheesh larry…so what is next…i bet there is a machine that will pick our nose for us….lol….......ahhh the good ole days…...well enjoy it…....i was expecting the one with the motor..your still slumming it …..maybe a used motor from a washing machine will work…lol…......grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 12-15-2010 04:58 AM

Have fun with your new toy Larry, woodpecker has always been one of my favorite suppliers. I known Larry Hummel since the early 80’s and just this last weekend ran into his wife at the woodworkers show in Chicago. His main distribution hub is near my home town in Northeaster Ohio. Larry Hummel was with Incra tool when they got going back in the early 80’s but decided to stay put in Ohio instead of following Incra to Texas, also just for a note Woodpecker is one of Incra best seller at the best prices in the country, they have a long standing relationship thought out the years, it’s kinda like the TWC and Larry Degoose, best of wishes …BC

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#9 posted 12-15-2010 05:26 AM

Nice gloat!! I’m sitting here pondering the projects you will come up with using this new setup!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#10 posted 12-15-2010 08:27 AM

Nice Larry! Now you can attack wood from the top with the Torque and from below with this !!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 12-15-2010 03:24 PM

Sweet. I really need to grow up and build a router table. Sigh…

Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#12 posted 12-15-2010 05:51 PM

I need to put a new top and a lift on my router table base. The fence does not have enough travel, that is my major beef. Good dust control, thanks to the base I built a while back…......just need more flexibility. Your new setup looks pretty neat…......


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#13 posted 12-15-2010 07:10 PM

Looks like a pretty handy setup, Larry


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#14 posted 12-15-2010 09:45 PM

I can only imagine what you’re going to be churning out with this!

I’ll be curious to see some shots of you using it too.

I need to figure out how I want to set mine up. I don’t have a lift yet though. I’ve considering picking up something from Woodpeckers for it and will be curious to hear your thoughts on the setup.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#15 posted 12-15-2010 11:00 PM

Nice buy. My router lift serve me well.

A word of caution: I am very sure you know that if you use large router bit you will need to slow down the speed.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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