Plunge Cut on Router Table with Router Lift?

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Forum topic by DavidNJ posted 12-22-2012 05:00 AM 7669 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2012 05:00 AM

The router lifts from Woodpeckers Sidewinder, MLCS’s PowerLift and U-Turn, and even Jessem’s new router table with integrated lift allow adjustment from the side of the table or otherwise. .

Can these router lifts be used to do a plunge cut rather than placing the work on the rotating bit? Can they be used to advance the depth without stopping the router?

Or is this functionality not really relevant?



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#1 posted 12-22-2012 05:02 AM

YEP … look at for some videos of it being done.

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#2 posted 12-22-2012 05:32 AM

Sure you can do it. The process is slower than topside
plunging so burning can be an issue. You need to hold
the work down when plunging so you’ll have one
hand on the depth wheel and the other on the
work, so it requires a bit of coordination.

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