Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Huntington Beach, California
I will not debate the merits of router lifts as they are little different from the lift built into the router itself.
What is really important is the repeatability of the lift itself and how the router is held.
First, if the router motor is held in the lift as motor clamped in the lift, that is the first requirement.
i.e. If the router is removed from the manufacturer supplied base and held by the router lift, it is the optimal set up.
Second, if the router lift can be cranked 7 turns up followed by 7 turns down and arrive at the same height, that is the router lift that you want.
Many router bits are dual function bits. The instructions say set the bit to perform this cut, then raise the bit for the complementary cut. If the router lift winds up 7 turns up but it is 6¾ down, I will guarantee that you won't be happy.
Just a dumb old paper boy from Brooklyn, NY