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What a joy to use!
Fall City, WA
JessEm Rout-R-Lift II Router Lift For 3-1/2" Diameter Motors, JessEm# 02310
I bought this lift for my PC 690 a few months ago. I also bought the template to do the cut out. Made for very easy installation in my home made table.
This last weekend I had the motor in and out of the table twice as my son in law and I worked on my basement remodel. We started the morning off by doing dovetails in the PC 4212 Dovetail jig, then moved the router to the table to put a roundover on the back molding for the built in desk we are making. Then pulled it to do some free hand work on the ends of the bathroom cabinet that we replaced the rotted end panel on. And back into the table for a dado and rabbet on the new panels.
Putting the motor into the lift is fast and easy! And setting the height of the bit is fast and accurate. I'm super happy I got this lift!
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best buy without doubt
I've been struggling with router tables for years (even built three of my own). I finally gave in and bought the JessEm Rout-R-Lift II Router Lift and am still wondering why I waited. Easy to install, I made my own template and fit the lift into an existing (commercial) router table top. The lift is VERY precise and very easy to use. The lock mechanism gives me a lot of confidence in each cut. Highly recommend this unit to any woodworker using a router table.
Worth every penny
Brent in PA
North Wales, PA
This thing rocks! I'm using it in my shop-built router table with a Porter Cable 691 router motor, but it will fit just about any 3-1/2" motor. Adjustment is smooth and accurate. One turn of the handle is exactly 1/16" which makes setting depth of cut trivial. Above the table bit changes are easy, just raise the lift all the way up. You don't need any special bent wrenches. Installing it was simple too, as Woodcraft also sells MDF templates for routing the cutout in the table top. All around a great product.
Just say YessEm to JessEm!
Jack of all trades master of some.
I just finished making a routertable extention on my tablesaw. I still have to make an extention fence to use the router but I have installed the router in the lift and it adjusts up and down very smoothly. Being a machinist I can say this is a very well made piece and worth the price. I see the other models and couldnt justify the extra $$ unless it was used full time as a business. Look forward to using it.
I like it a lot
newark/east orange nj
I think it should bring 3 ring set
I should have done this years ago
this is the best tool I have ever bougth. It saves so much time and with a bigger router table the safety factor is so much better. I have cut donw on the amount of time it takes to mesure each depth movement by just using the crank handle and watching the gauge. Every workshop should have one of these.
Jessem Quality Lift
I have been using a home made router table for about 8 years now and have always had problems with changing bits and adjusting height.
I am not a pro woodworker, but the overall quality of this lift is fantistic. I ordered the lift at my local woodcraft store. They haven't seen one because it was so new. When we opened the box at the store, they were as impressed as I was as to how well this lift was made. The workmanship and material it is made of looks to be top quality. The plate is supported by 2 alloy braces so I really don't know how the plate could ever sag. My router is a Bosch 1617 and it fit perfectly in the clamp.
This lift is not made for the larger routers, but for what I will be using it for it will be great.
If you have a 3 1/5 hp router, get one with the alloy plate.
Will it hold up under very heavy use? I don't know, but if it works as good as it looks I think I will be very happy.
Thanks Jessem for another fine quality product!
Now all I have to do is build a new table for the lift or buy a new table.
I guess now I have to go back to Woodcraft to look at new tables.
Sweet Router lift
I absolutely love this lift works great makes the job 10x quicker
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