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Project by Greedo posted 02-12-2012 07:41 PM 7757 views 22 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When i checked out woodgears.ca a couple weeks ago and saw this article i instantly bought the plans and started gathering the hardware.
Contruction took around 10-15 hours, mine is made out of MDF and beechwood and it works great!
here is a video about it.

This lift replaces the fixed base that came with my Bosch router, it worked ok but i had to remove the router to change the bits, now i can raise the router high enough to have easy access to the shanks, being able to tilt it will come in handy in some occasions, but it was honestly more of a building challenge that i wanted to tackle.
If i want to use the tilting feature i will need to rotate the base plate so that the router tilts away from me.

The base is much larger than a regular insert plate so i had to enlarge the hole in my table and remove the T-track (which i don’t really use anyway) but the plan is to make a custom top for this lift later in the future, but the current setup is functional.





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Hacksaw

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#1 posted 02-12-2012 07:48 PM

You have expanded the capability of your router bit collection exponentially ! It’s been a while since if cruised around woodgears guess it’s time to re visit!

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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Chris Carlson

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 07:54 PM

Awesome work. Very professional! And I bet a lot cheeper than buying a lift!

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 09:53 PM

Beautiful work amazing router lift design but I’m sure how often I would use the tilt aspect of it.

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#4 posted 02-12-2012 11:23 PM

Well done wood gears will look into those.

-- We are all one decision away from stupid.

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 02:19 PM

I saw these plans too, looks like a great idea! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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