Motorized Router Lift - what says you

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04-02-2010 06:18 PM

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 06:37 PM

I like the idea of being able to automatically bring the bit to a specified height . Other than that, it looks like a gadget… and most likely a very expensive one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 06:46 PM

pretty cool. nice to see MLCS working with the guy that made his first motorized router lift from a power screwdriver… nice upgrade.

not sure if there’s a market for this one, but the product looks fantastic

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 07:46 PM

Let me increase the size of the vacuum hose attached to my wallet.LOL I’m waiting for the version that makes coffee.

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 09:51 PM

I haven’t seen a price on this yet …

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 04-02-2010 10:06 PM

I’ve read that this motorized unit will not cost much more than a top-of-the-line conventional lift system. I interpret that to mean less than $400.

For me, this solves a basic problem. I really like my Woodpecker easy lift system except for one problem. It is impossible to adjust the height from below the table. With a couple of jigs I use, my access to the hole in the table for raising and lowering the bit is covered. That would not be a problem with this.

While they are at it, every time I change the blade angle on my table saw I think a motor could do this and give me a very precise setting. Also, whenever I am applying or reducing tension on my bandsaw blade I think a motor could do this as well.

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

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#6 posted 04-02-2010 10:59 PM

i want one sooooooooooo bad ever since i seen the one made by john nixon

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 04-02-2010 11:40 PM

Being a gadget “aholic” my self…I have been watching this unfold for a bit. I just haven’t seen anything to get really excited about yet as I worry about the router holding steady. I’ve had a few lift systems and my biggest complaint has been the drift. Seems that no matter how tight the adjustment is….I have found that they will leave a wave in your work…not always…but enough to be frustrating. Since all motors have some slop….I wonder how much will be in these? I can’t wait to see them in action though…perhaps my worry is misplaced and they will get them right.

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#8 posted 04-03-2010 10:23 AM

I liked the video. I might buy one if it could fit in my woodpeckers table in place of PRL. Very slick.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#9 posted 04-03-2010 11:26 AM

I would wait for a good tool reviews by dear jocks here on LJs.

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#10 posted 05-04-2010 12:11 PM

can i use a motor for home sewing machine ? , it has a pedal for control

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