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#1 posted 09-17-2010 10:07 PM

The short answer to your question is probably “no”. I say “probably” because there may be a lift I don’t know of – but I don’t think there is.

Shortly, MLCS is going to begin selling their new motorized lift and I believe that will have predefined stopping points.

The probably with routers is that you should not insert the bit all the way into the collet, leaving some expansion space at the bottom. Therefore, it is difficult to consistently put the bit in to exactly the same depth. I’ve heard some talk about plugs that you drop into the collet that, in theory, help you set the bit to exactly the same depth each time but I don’t know if anyone has perfected that idea.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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