Shop Made Router Lift and Table


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Hello All,

About a year and a half ago, I published a video on YouTube demonstrating my shop built, inexpensive router lift and table with integrated dust collection. The router height adjusts from the top and changing bits from the top is a snap. I also incorporated a horizontal router attachment. The table is not a work of art...yet...but it is exceptionally functional and extremely inexpensive to build.

The video, however, was lacking in quality and didn't demonstrate how the lift was built. After receiving over 15,000 views and many, many questions and requests for a better video, I finally put one together. It's not "Marc Spagnuolo" quality but it gets the job done. B)

You can view the video at http://www.woodworkingforall.blogspot.com if you are interested.

Enjoy!

David

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Hello All,

About a year and a half ago, I published a video on YouTube demonstrating my shop built, inexpensive router lift and table with integrated dust collection. The router height adjusts from the top and changing bits from the top is a snap. I also incorporated a horizontal router attachment. The table is not a work of art...yet...but it is exceptionally functional and extremely inexpensive to build.

The video, however, was lacking in quality and didn't demonstrate how the lift was built. After receiving over 15,000 views and many, many questions and requests for a better video, I finally put one together. It's not "Marc Spagnuolo" quality but it gets the job done. B)

You can view the video at http://www.woodworki...ll.blogspot.com if you are interested.

Enjoy!

David

Nice Router Table. Do you have some plans drawn up so that I can duplicate it? I would like to try making something like that to attach to my table saw. I do not know if the weight would be too much for the extension bars on a table saw though. anyway, I would like to buid if you have plans.

Jeff

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Nice Router Table. Do you have some plans drawn up so that I can duplicate it? I would like to try making something like that to attach to my table saw. I do not know if the weight would be too much for the extension bars on a table saw though. anyway, I would like to buid if you have plans.

Jeff

Hi Jeff,

I don't have any plans drawn up at the moment. I came up with the concept and built it on the fly. I have had many requests for plans, however. I have added that to my list of things to do. As far as the weight is concerned, you could add some support legs to cancel the weight of the router table on your table saw rails.

David

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Very cool, I have seen a lot of home made lifts and yours is the first that accomplishes in the simplest way I have seen so far! definitely adding this to my project list.

Thanks David,

That was exactly my plan when I came up with the concept...keep it simple and inexpensive. It seemed to me that moving a router up and down was a pretty simple task. The drawer slides really fit the bill for simplicity and low cost.

David

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