Router table/box with d.i.y lift.

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Project by kiwichippie posted 409 days ago 3984 views 20 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just something that was born out of necessity. Decided to make a box instead of stand alone table because of limited space. I can clamp it to my workbench or table saw and I’m good to go.
Fence is pretty self explanatory, used kreg t-track for adjustments.
Made a lift using some threaded rod and a handle held by locking nuts.

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#1 posted 409 days ago

I have almost the same set up with the router box/table. Yours is nicer. The lift also is sparking an idea for mine. Thanks for posting. Taking a second look, much nicer than mine.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 409 days ago

Looks like a great solution, and quite a space saver as well. Well done.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Scott C.

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#3 posted 409 days ago

I like the simplicity of the lift. I’ve seen plans for DIY lifts, but they always seem overly complicated.

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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#4 posted 408 days ago

Love the lift mechanism, very clever. Does it block the air intakes on top of the router? I have a 3620, but am thinking about upgrading. This could give new life to the old Makita

-- "Necessity is the mother of invention"

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#5 posted 408 days ago

I can’t take all credit for this I saw a picture on google that inspired the lift. I should have included a close up of the cradle for the router, but basically it only covers the centre third if the top so as not to obstruct intakes.

I reckon the 3620 a pretty good router for its size and power but is also more suitable as a handheld. One day i’ll have a fancy top adjusting lift but for now i’m happy knocking together things like this.

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#6 posted 408 days ago

I like the simplicity of this solution. Thanks, I needed an idea for saving space.

-- Terry,Tennessee

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#7 posted 406 days ago

Great idea, favorited for later. Thanks

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