Tilting Router Lift

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Project by woodoogolem posted 07-09-2014 07:12 PM 4641 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Though I have been working with wood for more than two decades I never owned a decent router table. I do have a Festool router fence but no proper table. So I decided a while ago to build Matthias Wandel's tilting router lift.

I found no decent motor with round housing and 12mm shaft so I will stick for now with a smaller 8mm type. I placed t-nuts across the whole table so I can mount the fence to the right or to the left. This might be handy when tilting the router. I also placed a set screw in each corner for the insert on the top to keep everything nice and flush.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-09-2014 11:35 PM

Neat ideal. Great build!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-10-2014 10:45 AM

Lookin good. I am a big fan of Mathias Wandel and have built many of his tools. I built the router lift also and love it. I plan on building his screw advance box jig some day.

Nice work and keep posting.

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 01:57 AM

I had a Kress motor and was really impressed with it. After the rear bearing failed I found they weren’t really available in the US.

Having a tilting router is something to ponder. It obviously has some unique potential. Please post with any examples.


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