Ok, I am new here and I’ll take risk. Thought I would share an innovation that amuses me and works well enough. I have looked at router lifts for my Craiglist router table. Ouch, the cost. Especially, when other equipment is high on the lust list.
Then, a choir hit a high note and this wacky router lift inspiration – a labratory scissor jack. Yup. They are compact, 6’’ x 6” top and bottom plates, 10” maximum lift height. Cost? Less than $30 at artistsupplysource.com.
I measured the distance required below my router and added a plywood shelf. Then positioned and secured the lift under the router. Done. In use, just loosen router’s lock and adjust the height with the nifty front facing knob on scissor lift. Re-lock the router and start buzzing.
Would I like to have a Woodpeckers or Jessum lift? Sure. But, I am getting it done and saved around $320.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Ron White, the comedian, is famous for saying, "Ya can't fix stupid!" Wrong-O, Ron. I work alone in my shop and fix stupid every day.