About a year ago I decided that the only way to get a project done is to get a router table. I found a bargain on a Freud benchtop table with fence but when I got it and set it up it came up to my chin when on the workbench which is not a safe way to route. I bought a metal frame and remounted the top on the new frame and thought “now I’m cookin!”
Then I decided I really need a lift for my Porter Cable 31/2 hp router. The only problem is that the plate in my Freud table is 9”x12” and every lift I have found is about 1/4” smaller or less. Does anyone know of an inexpensive lift that will fit the plate on my table? I called Freud to see if they had a solution and all they could come up with is for me to buy one of their self-adjusting routers.
I am on a tight budget and a second router seems redundant to me when I need so many other tools.
If anyone has any suggestions short of needing metal working tools to complete I would appreciate the advice