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Forum topic by IAHawk posted 10-17-2015 09:33 PM 564 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2015 09:33 PM


Looking for some ideas on building a router stand for my new router package. Just bought the Jessem Mast-R-Lift ExcelMast-R-Lift Excel, Mast-R-Fence II, Clear Cut Stock Guides. I have found numerous plans in the web and most are very similar. The problems I am finding are how to build the stand to accommodate the lift mechanism and attaching it to the stand. The bottom of the ExcelMast-R-Lift Excel has a number of holes for attaching the motor etc…
I cannot find any documentation about what all the holes are used for. The motor housing and lift show which holes to use but I do not know which holes are left over if any.

The stand I am looking to build is The New Yankee Work Shop Deluxe Router Station.

My main concern is using the correct holes in the top to connect it to the stand.


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#1 posted 10-17-2015 10:01 PM

Mounting the Rout-R-Top to the Stand
The bottom of the Rout-R-Top has been pre-drilled for
accepting the #10 x ¾” pan head machine screws. After
assembling the stand, place the MDF table on top of the
stand and align the pre-drilled hole with the hole on the
top stand brackets. With a Phillips screw driver, insert
the wood screws into the pre-drilled holes until tight.

The holes are drill to match up witht heir stand. If you’re making your own stand, you can drill holes where you need them.

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#2 posted 10-17-2015 10:12 PM

I was originally going to buy the mast-r-lift setup, but decided on the incra system with the Jessem/incra lift instead.

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#3 posted 10-18-2015 01:21 AM

Found the holes used to secure the table to the Jessem stand, but since I plan on building a router cabinet how do you line up the holes in the top to fit on the cabinet? I guess I could use L brackets the attach it. If wold do that L brackets on inside or out side of cabinet? Just worried if I attach them outside they might impede with the fence and digital readout.
As for the height adjustment wheel I will just have to sacrifice a drawer or two to fit he wheel shaft.

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