|Forum topic by jacobgerlach||posted 220 days ago||465 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
220 days ago
Looking at expanding to have router table capability. Since I have a very small garage shop, I think I’d like to use a TS wing setup like some that I’ve seen here on LJ. I have a Ridgid R4512 and it looks like several folks have added router setups with success.
I’m a little confused on plates vs lifts. It seems that a lift moves your entire router to set your bit height instead of adjusting the bit height relative to the router’s base plate?
I have the Bosch 1617 router kit. The fixed base has a screw attachment to the fine adjust, so it seems like if whatever plate/lift I get has a hole there, I would be able to do above table height adjustments.
I’d rather not buy a 2nd router just yet, but I know people recommend it to avoid having to swap the router out for freehand work. If one type of plate/lift makes this easier, that would be helpful.
I’m planning on mounting whatever I get in 3/4” MDF since I have some on hand.
Any tips or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I’d like to keep it under $200 if possible, but could bump up a little if it’s worth it.