I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another top with a 1 7/8” hole. This table is ideal for small work, the maximum size wood is about 6” x 24”, it’s simple to clamp on a fence.
3 Using a switched outlet & extension cord
4 The top flips up for bit changes
5 removable dust chute & access to router
6 the blue lever arm raises the router (with Eliminator chuck) that slides on hdpe rails
9 standard pc 1/4” collet
10 rear vacuum hose port
This unit has a few more features including, the router is easily removed, no bottom of router chamber, clamp the base to bench and a couple small clamps secure the flip-top down and more to come.