Router table insert with lift

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Project by Mikhail posted 02-20-2014 12:37 PM 3025 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Karl and I just got our tilting router lift built and installed in the router table. It is mounted to the right of the table saw in a removable 1 1/4” thick 24×24” melamine top.

Karl supplied the plans (purchased from and I supplied materials.

Matthias did a wonderful job of designing a solid yet extremely flexible router lift. My back thanks you Matthias, no more bit replacement while bent over reaching underneath a table.

Now I can start closing in this workstation.

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 04:14 PM

Very nice job and a great accessory to have for your router.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 04:17 PM

That will be a great addition to your shop and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 01:48 AM

You are going to love it. I built one and I could not be happier with the options it gives me. ENJOY!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 11:33 AM

I am planning to build one too. I have some questions of both a1jim and luv2learn (or others) .
  1. How much did all the parts cost you (if you had to buy them all)?
  2. How long did it take to build?
  3. How important is it to have it tilt? Mathias has a non-tilting version too.
  4. Does tilting make good dust collection difficult?

-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)

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