|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 12-02-2014 08:14 PM||2244 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-02-2014 08:14 PM
Currently, I have a Bosch 1617 router mounted in a Bosch 1181 table attached to my table saw. I’m having issues with the microadjust mechanism on the fixed base and I’m thinking of upgrading to a lift, but I can’t really spend more than $200 on it.
The Rockler aluminum router lift is on sale for $20 off – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0039ZGAHK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=FW6IOTUBXPIX&coliid=I2JSWKBVFV0OOQ. I’m thinking of getting it, although I wouldn’t be able to use the insert plate because the RA1181 has an oddly-sized insert hole. So I’d have to drill out the aluminum to mount the router, and I don’t know how hard it would be to do that.
I don’t have the time or resources to totally revamp by router table setup right now (seeing as I just finished cobbling the RA1181 to fit in my G1023 table saw wing), so my question is: do any of you know if the Rockler router lift is pretty good, and if so, how difficult would it be to drill out mounting holes so that the router would be properly centered in my plate?
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.