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Ultra-Cheap Router Lift

Instructables user Vestus took one look at the high price of commercially-available router lifts and decided he could build his own a lot cheaper. Bustin’ out his shrewd Dealmongering skills he snagged an already-inexpensive Harbor Freight plunge router on sale for $40 and a router base plate on Amazon for another $40. After scrounging around the local hardware stores for a few other components, he assembled his router lift — complete with 1-3/4 HP router — for under $100.

Vestus is the first to admit that his homemade lift isn’t as robust as a purchased lift kit and professional grade router. But his good router isn’t tied up in an infrequently used router table, either. Be sure to check this well documented project at instructables.com

Ultra-Cheap Router Lift [Instructables]

His Components:

1-3/4hp Plunge Router [Harbor Freight]
Rousseau Router Base Plate Via Amazon [What’s this?]


3 Responses to How-To: Make An Ultra-Cheap Router Lift

  1. That is such a great idea. I love to see what projects people do when they get creative. Maybe I’ll try to MacGyver something together too!

  2. wm sanders says:

    All it needs now is some sort of cheap corded reverseable drill and a relocated switch to make this thing remote controlled….chuck the all thread in the drill, clamp the drill under the table somehow, relocated the switch and Bob’s your uncle.

  3. Bill b. says:

    Thank you for the great Ida,have been looking for this for
    About a year.I have a riobe router and this is so cool!

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