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Forum topic by mike51 posted 01-08-2010 02:41 AM 2247 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2010 02:41 AM

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I have been reading old posts here, but have not found answer to my question. I have a PC 7518 in my table and would like to make a router lift. Has anyone made the Popular Woodworking(April 2009) Deluxe Router Table by Jim Stack? Has anyone seen or made this lift, He has a video and it seems to be very smooth operation. Would appreciate any feedback.


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#1 posted 01-08-2010 04:49 PM

Although I have looked at the Woodgears router lift, I have not purchased the plans. I have purchased the MLCS Raizer kit and now that we are buried in snow, I plan to attack my 693 and install the lift.
While the Woodgears lift is intriguing, I am much more interested in the slot mortiser. I have an old Ryobi that I would like to put to a dedicated use, that project might just be the ticket.

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#2 posted 01-08-2010 04:53 PM

I thought about doing both, even had some designs in sketchup… but for lack of time, and energy to deal with it in the long run, I caved in, and got a Triton router with a build in lift mechanism (using the plunge mechanism). now I can use that time that I don’t have for other woodworking projects. maybe in the future when I have more time, I’ll spend it designing shop upgrades, or shop made mechanisms. for the time being I decided to just find something that will take that off my list.

that said- both designs look like they would work pretty well.

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