|Forum topic by ohtimberwolf||posted 02-04-2012 02:44 AM||4547 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
02-04-2012 02:44 AM
Well, here is my cheapy fix to raise and lower my router. I know it isn’t great but it works and I can fine tune it if I have to. I took one handle off so I could lift the insert and router out of the hole without a problem. Then I replaced the part that raises and lowers the router with a hex head bolt.
I took an old reversible drill I had laying around and built a holder for it to keep it stationary and in an upright position. I ran the cord through the box to a switched receptacle for power. To go up you push the button on the drill to the right and to the left to go down. The drill is holding a cut off extension with a deep socket that the hex head bolt, that raises or lowers the router, fits into to do the work. I just run the thing up to nearly where I want it and hand turn the socket to fine tune it if necessary. A switch could be rigged to run the drill forward or backwards from outside the box to make it even easier but I didn’t think it was worth the extra effort at this time. I wanted something NOW and it can be improved on later.
When you lift the router up out of the table the hex head bolt just lifts out of the deep socket and it goes back in when you return the router. If this helps someone else that is nice. If not, well I tried. larry
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