Alois's plunge router lifterI saw Mario Zimmermann's router lift and thought I could use one of those too.
I made a jig to help drill the holes accurately. The lines on the paper template are lined up with a line on the jig.
Unfortunately, I didn't have a brad point drill, so the drill wandered to the side for some of the holes.
The balls sit firmly on the screws and unfortunately won't turn. I didn't want to re-work all the balls. This may result in them wearing on some spots more quickly.
A small base for holding the lift has four metal pins on the sides. This base is screwed to the table under the router. This allows me to remove the lift at any time without undoing any screws.
The gearing runs easily and consistently, and even under load it still runs ok. But it's not suited for heavy loads, because the bearing surface on the balls is only on one point. Conventional gearing would be more suited for that.
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