Need a lift?
We shop-test eight mechanisms that promise to raise your table-mounted router with precision and convenience.
We asked woodworkers on our Web site, www.woodonline.com, what they want to know most about router lifts. Here’s what they told us:
1. Will it fit my router?
2. Will it fit in my router table?
3. How quickly and accurately can I set the bit’s height?
4. How easy is it to change bits?
5. Can I still use my router for handheld tasks?
We answer these questions in this review.
This tool review includes the following products:
Bench Dog ProLiftAl13, Bench Dog ProLiftNi28, JessEm Mast-R-Lift, JessEm Rout-R-Lift, Jet Xacta-Lift, Router Technologies RouterRaizer, Woodpecker PlungeLift, Woodpecker Precision Router Lift (PRL)
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