Looking at my router table and realize I need to bring it "up to date" lol. I have to re-engineer the top and build a new fence to make it a little more user friendly and was thinking of a router lift. Right now there is a DeWalt 625 3 horse mounted underneath and is a real PITA to work with. I see lots of home built lifts on Youtube and other places on the web. This appeals to me as I have more time than money for this project. Are they worth the effort to build? I know I'll have to probably get a new router motor whether I buy a lift or build one. Most important, are they as precise and sturdy as a factory made lift? I'm aware that a lot to do with precision of the lift will be based on the attention to detail put into the build.
So, has anyone here built one? Are you happy with it? Would you do it again, or spend the money for a metal one? Also what motor would you suggest? I using large radius bits more and more so I guess I'm still going to need 3+ hp.
Any and all information will be a big help.