DIY Lift for Plunge Router: With Gears

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Project by Lsmart posted 422 days ago 2944 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted to make one, here it is. Works great.

Blog is here for the full story:

Credit to Matthias at for gear template and lots of inspiration.

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#1 posted 422 days ago

good job very cool

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 422 days ago

Looks great

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#3 posted 422 days ago

Very cool! Gears make everything interesting!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 413 days ago

very nice Lsmart. if i ever incorporate a lift onto my table, i’d probably try something close to that. i can’t afford a real one, so i’d have to make one. i really like yours

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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#5 posted 413 days ago

@wrightly, it is working out really nice, took about a day to build (see blog) at some point soon I am going to add bearings to the shaft, some uhmw runners on the carriage and some hardwood tracks for the runners to slide in on the frame to take some of the weight. It cranks pretty good right now but I would love it to be a little smoother and taking the springs out of the router makes it rack nasty.

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