Jessem Rout-R-Lift Compatibility

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Forum topic by stuntman2625 posted 09-24-2020 02:44 AM 248 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2020 02:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jessem router lift mastercraft

I’m looking into building a router table and I’m leaning towards getting the Jessem Rout-R-Lift. I see that there are a number of compatible routers it lists, but what I’m not clear about is if it’s possible to use this lift with routers not on the list.

I have the following router which I just bought a few months ago so I’d like to avoid replacing it:

If anyone could shed some light on whether this would be compatible it would be much appreciated. Never used a router lift (or table) before.


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#1 posted 09-24-2020 03:12 AM

that looks like a generic version of a Craftsman model.

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#2 posted 09-24-2020 04:26 AM

All that matters are the diameter of the motor, and the height of the clamping face, that is, the distance from the bottom of the motor itself to the bottom of the router.

In other words, the shiny part…lol.

You can contact JessEm customer service with those numbers and they can tell you if it will work. I will warn you that one of the reasons the Rout-R-Lift costs so much less than the Mast-R-Lift is the motor compatibility. The Rout-R-Lift has to be ordered for a particular size motor. The Mast-R-Lift is compatible with many different motors.

If you go to their site you will see under the list of compatible routers that they are including the diameter of each. Even if your router motor isn’t listed, check those numbers. So, say your motor is 3.5 inches in diameter, you can safely order the model 02310. Your router motor might not be one of those listed, but that doesn’t matter.

Anyway, call their customer service. They will give you far more solid advice that you’ll get on an online forum.

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#3 posted 09-24-2020 11:51 AM

You could call Jessem but that lift (which I have) is made for 3.5” diameter motors without any appendages or such to prevent skipping it into the frame. You could shim the motor if needed with something for a more permanent configuration I suppose but the Rout-R-Master is designed to take nearly any router,

-- Bstrom

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#4 posted 09-24-2020 01:42 PM

Measure diameter & call Jessem.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#5 posted 09-24-2020 02:23 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone. It sounds pretty straight forward now that I realize it’s strictly a router size constraint. I wasn’t sure if each router had specific screw locations, etc. that JessEm needed to support.

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