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Forum topic by woodman71 posted 117 days ago 414 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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woodman71

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117 days ago

I want to know what you guys are using and how well it works. I have been looking at woodpecker v2 and superfence anyone have one and what do you think. If anyone is using other brand what do you think and give the name.


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retfr8flyr

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#1 posted 116 days ago

I have the Incra table mounted in my TS and plan on upgrading to the Incra Mast-R-Lift II lift next month. I am very happy with the Incra positioner system and currently use a Triton router in the table, as it works similar to a lift. I recently added the Cleansweep DC setup and it’s made it a little inconvenient using the Triton now so I am adding the lift.

-- Earl

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 116 days ago

I use a bench dog table, which is bulletproof. The router is a Freud FT1700VCE with a built in lift, and I have been very happy with it. The router may be hard to find now, but I recently bought a second one just to have a spare.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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copcarcollector

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#3 posted 116 days ago

I have the Kreg table and lift, the Woodpecker lift is the same thing in a different color. I am not as happy with the lift as I thought I would be, the large wrench makes gross height changes that are hard to control. I would have preferred something like Incra and other brands have, a top (or side) mounted crank. I may change to the Incra Mast R Lift at some point. I also like the Incra magnetic rings vs the twist in Kreg/Woodpecker style. The Kreg fence is OK. I also added the Incra Clean Sweep box to the bottom of the table, helps keep the dust down very well. Good luck with whatever you decide to buy—-

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retfr8flyr

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#4 posted 116 days ago

I tell you the Incra clean sweep system with Box, Wonder fence and the Clean Sweep version magnetic rings is amazing for dust control. I just finished routing several pieces last night and there just isn’t any sawdust anywhere. It all gets sucked down the throat plate or into the fence opening. I am truly impressed with it as I hated using the router because of all the dust and cleanup afterwards. Now it’s just put everything away when I finish.

-- Earl

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 116 days ago

I have not yet figured out the value of a router lift. I think it’s a gizmo sold with a dollop of whizbang and eventually we’ll realize we’ve been buying a styrofoam ball to put on our car antenna. Meantime, there are lots of advocates of the thing, and I suspect we’ll see, for a few years, epitaphs which include comments like, ”…and I had a router lift, too!

Just for fun, while the rest of us debate the purpose and value of a router lift, woodman71, ponder what you could do with that budget, allocated elsewhere.

Oh, and a router table fence? Two boards, a bolt and a clamp? Would that work?

Kindly (and I mean it),

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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bbc557ci

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#6 posted 116 days ago

Lee - I like the way you think. My router table consists of a Corian sink cut out on a simple 2×4 frame base. Router is a big ol’ vintage variable speed Rockwell. Fence is pretty much as you described…two ash boards, but held in place with 2 clamps...guess I got a little fancy :o)

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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