|Project by Mork||posted 10-05-2016 03:22 AM||985 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
Here’s my second lift top router table. My first lift top table was made from industrial surplus parts but I loved it so much that I wanted to make it possible for others to do the same. Oddly enough I have never seen a cabinet mount router lift on the market anywhere so maybe this lift I’m selling is the first. Yep, I’ve made a few of the lift mechanisms and posted a few videos on Youtube and I now have the lifts on ebay.
The lifts involved a bit of metal working and a lot more work than I really anticipated. My design is pretty simple but also very effective. I ended up having the two plates on the lifts cut with a water jet… a very cool and amazing process! The lift is chain drive and one turn on the crank move the bit height 1/16” inch… very handy!
So here’s the finished router table and a few links. I hope this doesn’t violate any Lumberjock policies but maybe a few jocks will buy the lift. This lift is very cool! I hope that doesn’t sound too conceded but I’m proud of the way it turned out. In my opinion, a lift top router table is the ONLY router table for me and this lift is within the price range of most other lifts. I’m honestly not making much profit and my investment is huge… scary huge actually! The water jet work added some cost but it’s also very accurate and made for a very nice lift.
I hope you enjoy the post and the videos.
One last thing, when you buy the lift you get free plans for the table. Oh, and it cuts from one sheet of 3/4” plywood too!
Video of the Router Table build
Video of the Lift
Video of the fence
To buy a lift