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]