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Router Lift Plans $10.00
Ready to mount in the table of your own design or extension wing of your table saw, this is a simple, easy to build and very smooth acting router lift. Super fine adjustment is possible and the lift has a total vertical range of 3-1/2".
All of the components are commonly available, with no special parts to make. The majority of this lift is constructed from 1/2" (12mm) and 3/4" (18mm) plywood, using standard hardware.
The detailed construction article for this lift is here.
Please note that this lift was designed for the "standard" body router, which has a diameter of 3-1/2". To use a router with a larger body, you will have to make some minor changes, as detailed here.
Here are the overall dimensions of the lift:
The crank and locking knob can be any distance from the unit by increasing the rod length.
Plans include a detailed SketchUp model, with 27 pages. There are 14 detailed parts dimension pages and 11 step-by-step assembly pages:
There are 29 printable drawings from the model:
Showing each individual part and each assembly step in detail.
NOTE: The SketchUp file was optimized for a larger monitor screen size (1280 x 720 and up) and may look a little jumbled on a smaller screen. It is recommended that the SketchUp model is viewed on a monitor with a higher screen resolution.
Also included is a condensed version of the original website article with 17 photos showing construction details.
A plywood cut diagram is available here for this project.
There are two versions available, for your convenience: An imperial version with all of the dimensions in inches and a metric version, with all dimensions in millimeters, except screw sizes, threaded rod and other hardware. Hardware sizes for both versions are in imperial units.
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