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Forum topic by trevor7428 posted 03-01-2016 04:24 AM 557 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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trevor7428

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03-01-2016 04:24 AM

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So I was thinking of getting the router raiser from Rockler. Basically its the cheapest type of router lift on the market. I watched a YouTube video how it works. Then I started to look at my craftsman plunge router. It seems like my router already has this feature built in to plunge base. (Please correct me if router raizer is completely different)

As seen in picture. There is this screw type thing that you can adjust from top of router table. Take your allen wrench and you can adjust the bit height + or— 2 1/2in either up or down.

Isn’t this all the router raiser does? Or am I missing something (not understanding correctly)

Router raizer

-- Thank You Trevor OBrion


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#1 posted 03-01-2016 01:07 PM

Yes that all it does.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 03-01-2016 02:25 PM

I just use a router plate with the plunge base. I use the original knob from the bottom and use a $40 digital height gauge for setting bits precisely for less than the cost of a router raiser.

M

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#3 posted 03-02-2016 02:28 AM

Wow the price has changed. Bought mine 15 years ago at the Atlanta WoodWorking Show, price was 49.99!

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#4 posted 03-02-2016 12:03 PM

I think you’re right, that your router is set up to allow through the table adjustments. My Bosch routers have this feature too, although I much prefer using a lift.
Price seems high to me – for only $20 more you can get the Jessem Rout-R-Lift II, which seems like much better value for your money.

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#5 posted 03-02-2016 12:33 PM



I think you re right, that your router is set up to allow through the table adjustments. My Bosch routers have this feature too, although I much prefer using a lift.
Price seems high to me – for only $20 more you can get the Jessem Rout-R-Lift II, which seems like much better value for your money.

- jdh122


Where? Ones I’ve seen are close to $200.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#6 posted 03-02-2016 02:32 PM

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