Rockler has expanded the range of router tables that will fit its award winning ProLift Router Lift by now offering a second version with a larger 9-1/4-in. x 11-3/4-in. plate size. It will fit router tables from Kreg®, JessEm, Woodpeckers® and Peachtree.
The lift’s 3/8-in.-thick machined aluminum plate and heavy-duty guide posts are designed for demanding daily use. An anti-backlash mechanism keeps the router from creeping downward, and a lock knob underneath provides further insurance when running very large jobs.
Two patent-pending features make Rockler’s ProLift easy to use: ultra-fast ”Quick-Gear” height adjustments and ”Snap-Lock” tool-free insert ring changes. Push a button in the plate to release the insert ring, then wind the Quick-Gear to raise the bit above the table rapidly. Once the bit is installed, lower it with the included hex wrench, click in the insert ring and use the fine adjustment gear to set the final height to within 0.001 in. The process is quick, efficient and intuitive.
Snap-in insert rings also means no tools are required and there are no tiny screws to lose. One insert ring with a 1-1/2-in. opening is included, and rings with other bit openings can be purchased separately.
Two expansion bars beneath the plate are adjustable for leveling it with the tabletop. Index marks on the fine adjustment screw enable you to raise the bit by specific increments more easily, too.
This Pro Lift accepts router motors with 4.2-in. diameters (13.85 in. circumference), such as the Porter-Cable 7518 and 7519. Optional adapters are available to mount routers with smaller motors, including Bosch 1617, Porter-Cable 690 and 890 series, the Makita RF1101 and DeWALT’s 616 and 618 models. These adapters have an expansion gap, so they will accept motors measuring 1/8 in. larger or smaller in diameter than the listed spec.
Note: If you have a Rockler or Bench Dog router table, the correct ProLift model with a smaller top plate is item 52429.
Rockler’s larger ProLift (item 55803) is available now and sells for $369.99.