The 2 Dollar Router Lift Table

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How to Make the The 2 Dollar Router Lift Table.
When I recently built a new router table and fence, I thought it time to add a router lift. However, most of the commercial units on the market have at least a couple of draw-backs, not least that most are more expensive than the big router they are to host! While the MastRLift is among the less expensive versions, I nonetheless wondered if there might be an alternative. I decided to build my own cost effective built in router lift.

Resawing on the tablesaw

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Resawing on the table saw free project plans.
Resawing is cutting thin pieces of wood from a thick piece of stock. (In effect, ripping on edge.) A quick way to do this is on the table saw. Before you get started though, there are two safety precautions that are a must. First, to reduce the chance of kickback, use a zeroclearance insert with a splitter (see Photo at this site). Second, be sure to use a push block when making a cut.