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Tommy mc glynn 126/09/2009 10:11:23
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hi every
after building my workshop my mane power tool is my Bosch  router which i am planing on making a router table for . what i am looking for is ideas for is router lifts. i have some ideas running my head from car jacks to power screws drivers . would love to see how some of you do your lifts to see if i am on the right road
Blondy_UK26/09/2009 10:27:35
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Hi Tommy i saw this some time back when i was looking at ideas for a router table,
 

 Paul.
Tommy mc glynn 126/09/2009 10:47:37
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hi Paul that looks like it works . i was looking at a small bottle jack yesterday that is what put a jack in my head.
Wolfie26/09/2009 12:37:10
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Hi Tommy, here is a pic of my set up. Although it is crude, just a 10 ml bar screwedup with an old pair of mole grips it works well. There are two more pics in an album.
 
good luck        Ian

Tommy mc glynn 126/09/2009 17:09:32
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woilfie  ,
 how is the router held on to the lifter what is the 4 yellow rods
Oddjob26/09/2009 17:13:01
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Tommy
 
The scissor jack is my method too.  I tried a small bottle jack and also a screw jack but they didn't give me the precision that the scissor jack does.  It also hold position very well so I don't have to use the plunge lock on the router.
 
Richard
Tommy mc glynn 126/09/2009 17:36:07
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i am just thinking use the scissor jack but in close it fully and make a whell i trun from the out side . did any of you see the video on eaglewood.com . i was thinking of trying that.
Wolfie26/09/2009 18:21:47
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Hi Tommy,
   the router is attached to the table insert in the normal way .It is just a wooden frame attached to the table top that surrounds the router. The rods are just dowels that fit into the screw holes in the top of the router to prevent the wooden block from pressing on the plastic air vent. hope this helps
 
cheers    Ian
Ron Davis26/09/2009 19:23:53
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Hi Tommy, I posted these a while back, it is how I did mine and it works fine, look at this thread
it is called Router lift and i posted to it on 07.07.09
I would put a link in but the web site tells me it is busy!
 
I will try again later
 
Ron
Tommy mc glynn 126/09/2009 23:05:20
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hi every one and thank you all for your help.
 i builed the body of the router table to day . i got a lent of work top . but did not put it on till i get a insert and t track to run the fench in.
Tommy mc glynn 101/10/2009 11:16:53
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hi all
my insert and track came to day . so i am going to put them in to day . as for a lift i am going with the car jack for now any way. the good lady wife says i need to stop building for the (shed) workshop. and make her some thing. i was thinking a cage but it is a woodworking shop not melt. hope she dose read this or it will be me in the cage
Ron Davis01/10/2009 20:40:53
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Like living dangerously Tommy? white water rafting or crocodile wrestling too tame for you now?
 
Good luck with the table. I look forward to the pics
 
Ron
Delete01/10/2009 22:37:02
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The simplest method is to buy a Router which has a Screw Knob on it to raise or lower the tool. Trend used to do one. which I bought. I dont know if they still do the model.
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I just checked the Trend web site and the model is a T11. It is similar to the one I got but I certanly didnt pay almost £400. I knew it was pricey but not that much. Scissor jack sounds good in that case.
Tommy mc glynn 101/10/2009 22:45:57
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the are ron , will post pics soon when i am happy with how things look. the funny thing about me is. I dont mind asking for help but hate showing my work. i all ways tell the wife not teel i done that. P.S i have to get a other lent of worktop on sat as i made the cut out to deep by about 3mil. i hsve a router the bosh green range .

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Edited By Tommy mc glynn 1 on 01/10/2009 22:52:16

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