|Project by kiefer||posted 07-28-2014 06:40 PM||5706 views||19 times favorited||16 comments|
I have this router for a couple of years and it has been great in the router table except for the rack and pinion drive which keeps getting pluged with dust and jamming up .
I thought of buying a router lift but not in the budget and other tools have priority so this is the solution I came up with and the cost is minimal .
All the items I needed I already had on hand and just needed to be adapted and I also wanted this to be reversible if needed.
A 3/8” carriage bolt with the head ground to a square four 3/8” nuts two 3/8” washers a piece of 3/8” ID pipe a hose clamp a 3/8” joiner nut and a small piece of plywood .
The pictures show all the pieces and how they fit and how it looks assembled and installed .
I can now raise and lower the router from above and change the bit with ease .
The spindle lock is visible at the back of the opening and the elevation adjusting bolt head is near the front in a opening that I had to drill in the router plate .
The clamping mechanism for the router is something I will address down the road but is easily operated as is from below the table .
The last pic is of the parts that I removed but I left the gear rack in place to keep the router from turning in the housing .