No need to reach with Kreg’s new router lift

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Kreg Tool introduces its Precision Router Lift, model PRS5000, offering above-the-table bit change and height adjustment capabilities.


“The big thing with a router lift is eliminating the inconvenience of having to go under the table to do router adjustments and bit changes,” says product manager Dave Stone. “With this you can make all of your bit and collet changes by just dropping the wrench in the top and cranking away.”

The lift replaces the standard insert plate in a router table. It holds the router motor in a carriage that can be raised and lowered. A full revolution of the lift’s adjustment crank moves the bit 1⁄16”.

Finer adjustments are also possible through a rotary dial in front of the throat plate and there’s a built-in scale that can be zeroed out to establish a baseline bit setup. This allows for exact bit height changes and readjustment to the exact same setting for repeat cuts.

Kreg’s Precision Router Lift is compatible with most router brands and sells for about $300.

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This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue.

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