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    router lift

    Hi, I get a lot of use out of my router table but I find that changing the router bits and adjusting the bit height to be a pain. I was contemplating a dedicated PC 7518 and a router lift. Any thought on which lift. Thanks for your help peter

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    Welcome to the Family, Peter.

    I've got a Router Raizer for my M12V. Lower cost than the other lifts I was looking at, and it does what I need it to do.
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    With the Mil 5625 I'm holding out for the Woodpecker. Jury is still out between the PRL and the QL but I think the QL is going to win based on posts by folks that have used them for some time. Ooops, sorry Peter . . . Welcome.

    P.s. Let me be a little more specific:

    http://www.woodpeck.com/precisionrouterlift.html

    http://www.woodpeck.com/quicklift414.html

    Remember that lifts are specific to the router or routers they will fit.
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    My Milwaukee 5615 adn 5625 both love the Rousseau lift which is made by jessem.
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    Glad to have you with the Family, Peter. I bought a PC 7518 and a Woodpecker PRL 2 or 3 years ago...they are still in the box! We moved and I got a detached building to use for my shop, so all my time and money have gone to rehabbing it. I will say that the PRL is massive and very well build. A router table will be one of the next projects after I get my multistation benches finished up. I'll probably build a combination infeed table/router table next.
    There are a lot of good lifts out there. If there is a woodworking show near you before you plan to purchase, it might be good to go put your hands on several to see which one you like best. Jim.
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    Another vote for the Router Raizer.
    Iím the type that usually buys more tool than I need but honestly, other than the wow factor, I donít see what the expensive lifts have over the Router Raizer - they both raise & lower the router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    Another vote for the Router Raizer.
    Iím the type that usually buys more tool than I need but honestly, other than the wow factor, I donít see what the expensive lifts have over the Router Raizer - they both raise & lower the router.
    For router motors that are not integrated into a plunge router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Welcome to the Family, Peter.

    I've got a Router Raizer for my M12V. Lower cost than the other lifts I was looking at, and it does what I need it to do.

    I second this. Plenty of power & easy to use. Not to expensive either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Dunlap View Post
    I've got the PC 7518 also. At the moment, I don't have a lift for it. I remember looking for one and I believe that the Woodpecker PRL is the only one that will fit it. At $300, I couldn't see the value at the time.

    At some time in the future, I may go with a lift, but for now, I use brass set up bars and can get within 1/128" accuracy on the height.
    Matt, watch the Woodpecker specials page. I got mine on a scratch and dent sale with full warranty for 220.00. They don't always have them, so you have to look often. Maybe e-mail them and ask if/when they might have some. Jim.
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    Peter,

    Don't know how experienced you are, but my vote is for a PRL or equivalent. Some people can get great results from simple things, and I admire them. But I'm a complete doofus, and all I get is a bunch of cursing and ruined wood...

    I got the PRL, and haven't cursed since... I can do a lot more things, way more accurately and safely, saves time, saves wood... it's very nice... and it makes me *slightly* less of a doofus... not to mention the most important thing: it gives Doorlink less material to use for mocking me...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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