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Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables

Adjust the height of your router bit without having to reach below the table, or remove the router plate. Just slip in the lift crank and wind it up or down!
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Raise and lower your router without having to remove it from your table with the Incra Mast-R-Lift II Router Adjustment System! This convenient and simple cam router adjustment system lets you quickly make precise 0.001" bit height adjustments from above. Simply use the included lift crank for absolute precision with the naked eye. Features five sealed ball bearings on the lift screw and cam lock, giving you super-smooth operation with the slightest of effort. Includes five steel reducing rings for instant ring changes. And all five are magnetic for a fast, easy, and perfect ring fit.

  • Exclusive INCRA MagnaLOCK reducing ring system for instant ring changes and perfect ring fit
  • Change router bits from the top of the table
  • Quickly make super precise, 0.001" height adjustments from above
  • Exclusive ball bearing mechanism for super smooth action and low friction
  • Ultra-responsive, direct drive 16TPI lift screw mechanism
  • Patented thread tensioning system eliminates vertical lash in the lift mechanism
  • Blanchard-ground cast aluminum top plate is hard-anodized for durability
  • Corner-mounted cam screw ensures a snug fit in the router table

  • Will this lift work with my router?
    Compatible routers:

    • Bosch 1617EVS, 1618
    • Craftsman 17543
    • Craftsman 17540
    • Craftsman 28190
    • DeWalt DW610
    • DeWalt DW618
    • Hitachi M12VC
    • Hitachi KM12VC
    • Milwaukee 5625
    • Milwaukee 5626
    • Milwaukee 5615
    • Milwaukee 5616
    • Milwaukee 5619
    • Porter Cable 7518
    • Porter Cable 690-699 series
    • Porter Cable 890 series
    • Rigid R29302
    • Makita 1101

    Will this lift work with my router table?
    Compatible router tables:

    • Rockler router tables
    • Bench Dog ProMaxRT Cast-Iron Router Table
    • ProMAX Cast-Iron Router Table Extension for Table Saws
    • ProTop Contractor Portable Router Table (if the snugger bar is removed from the underside of the lift.)
    • 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 3/8" plate size is compatible with all full size Rockler router tables and fits some other brands
(1) Incra Master Lift II
(5) Steel Reducing Rings (3/8", 1", 1-5/8", 2-5/8", 3-5/8")
(1) Lift Crank
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Brand Incra
Manufacturer Part Number INCRA Mast-R-Lift-II-R
Weight 14.2000
4.9 / 5.0
145 Reviews
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Magnetic Inserts Make This The Best!
The magnetic CleanSweep inserts alone make this the best router lift out there! And for those that know Incra, you know it's going to be super high quality all around! Drop this into the Bench Dog Cast Iron router table top and add the Rockler dust collection box under the table and a good fence and you'll wonder how you ever routed with anything less!
Best router left out there for the price!
Best router left out there for the price!
September 23, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
High quality!
Installed onto a cast iron bench dog router table. Easy to install. Appears to be very high quality and early use has been good.
September 22, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Incra router lift for bench dog promax router table.
This router lift is made to fit the bench dog pro max router table's smaller plate opening. The lift was a simple installation. It comes with metal inserts and so far I am pleased with it. Hoping it lives up to the Incra reputation for quality and long life.
September 22, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent addition to my router table
Very well built, router fit perfect, really like the locking feature.
September 3, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Router lift
I got this because it would work with the router motor I already had and one I wanted to get eventually without any adapters. The install was straight forward and when I finally got to use it, well that was straight forward as well. Love it and am looking forward to using it for a long time to come.
August 24, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice improvement to my router table
Paired this lift with a Dewalt DW618 router. Easy installation and greatly improved my setup time. The lift height scale is accurate and the adjustment is smooth. I can dial in multiple passes to get to final depth quickly and easily. Should have done this sooner.
August 24, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great lift! No issue
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August 18, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
2nd to none. Only used it for a little while,but can tell it’s very good
August 16, 2019
2 months ago
By far the best router lift I've seen
In my opinion, this is the best lift available. It replaced my steel Bench Dog lift I had installed in my cast iron Bench Dog table because I became extremely frustrated with the insert attached to the lift with 3 small screws. I also have a old Jessem lift installed on a wing on my table saw which is good but Incra's magnetic inserts are much better than Jessem's rotate and click insets. The actual guts of the Jessem and Incra lifts are identical because Jessem makes both of them. I looked at the new Rockler lift in a store and was not impressed either with the lift mechanism or with the new press to release insert plates. Others have complained that the magnets on the Incra lift interfere with the wrenches used to install router bits. I don't find that to be any problem at all.
August 7, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Incra Mast-R-Lift
Great addition to my table. Easy to use and very precise adjustments.
July 10, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
everyone on youtube seems to love this so i thought i would give it a try
chuck on Oct 19, 2019
A friend has one and I liked how it works and also it will fit in my Rockler table & dist bucket
Kenneth M on Sep 1, 2019
everyone on youtube seems to love this so i thought i would give it a try
chuck on Oct 19, 2019
Looked well made and precise, and was the only lift that had the option for the clean-sweep magnetic inserts.
JosephThomas on Sep 15, 2019
A friend has one and I liked how it works and also it will fit in my Rockler table & dist bucket
Kenneth M on Sep 1, 2019
I wanted a lift for my bench dog router table and this lift had the best reviews.
john h on Aug 9, 2019
I’ve paired this with the Bench Dog cast iron table for what appears to be a fantastic setup!
REBECCA P on Jul 29, 2019
Received great reviews and I’ve been researching this product
Ryan C on Jul 26, 2019
This had good reviews and I wanted a combination of capabilities and reasonable cost for my new router table.
Norm on Jul 1, 2019
I bought this for the features and it fits the Bench Dog Cast iron top that I also purchased. It also fits a router I already own but will adjust to fit nearly anything I want to upgrade to in the near future.
DOUG M on Jun 30, 2019
Good reviews
Tom G on Jun 17, 2019
Because the Router table insert plate purchased 10 years ago had no small dia. inserts and Rockler no longer supports this product. So I had to purchase a new plate and lift to correct the problem.
Charles C on May 19, 2019
Robert N on May 11, 2019
I like the lock feature on the lift and it comes with the inserts where most of the other lifts are a separate purchase.
Mark M on May 8, 2019
Metal Rings
Frenchy on Apr 30, 2019
It fits my Benchdog cast iron table and I like the magnetic inserts.
Dennis J on Apr 23, 2019
After much research. This item fit my needs the best and fits the cast iron table.
Mitch H on Apr 5, 2019
After extensive research, looked like the best choice for my new Bench Dog router top. Great reviews for current owners.
Paul O on Apr 4, 2019
Proven product and needed another one
Wacokid on Apr 1, 2019
Need a lift to fit my Bench Dog table. Also allows future upgrade to bigger router.
Paul M on Mar 31, 2019
Rated highest
Samuel L Y on Feb 24, 2019
Its awesome!!
Daniel W on Feb 11, 2019
I read the reviews and it was rated very highly
Daniel L on Jan 30, 2019
reviews and manufacture
William B on Jan 25, 2019
Building router table. Have PC 690 router but plan to upgrade to 890 or 7518.
Tom B on Jan 14, 2019
Great reviews and works with new bench dog cast iron router table for saw
John M on Jan 14, 2019
great reviews and it fits my new extension wing for my table saw
Michael M on Dec 20, 2018
Cali R on Dec 10, 2018
I want an accurate and quality lift that is designed to fit the table without modification. I am so tired of spending way too much time with my Freud setup, trying to get accurate cuts with a poorly designed and executed system. I bought it ten years ago and at the time it was all I could afford to get.
David D on Nov 29, 2018
Great reviews, excellent machining work and rare earth magnet inserts for ease of bit changing
steve b on Nov 28, 2018
The Reviews!
Charles P on Nov 18, 2018
Well designed accuracy capability.
Michael T on Oct 16, 2018
Reviews and because inserts are include compared to having to purchase them separately like the pro-lift. Should be included with the lift.
John B on Jul 22, 2018
It had the best reviews
Alan S on Jul 14, 2018
Looks like a very quality built product plus got 15% off - great deal!!
Dugan S on Jul 5, 2018
Researched and believe this is the perfect router lift for my need.
Bryan D on Jun 24, 2018
Because of the many reviews that I did while researching this purchase
Dewey H on Jun 23, 2018
ease of changing bits and making height adjustments
Rick D on Jun 14, 2018
Appears to be a good value with a wide range of versitilty
fred c on Mar 27, 2018
Top reviews. Only one I found that was more a "preference" to the reviewer was the Woodpecker...but that was not offered by Rockler.
B Paul E on Feb 25, 2018
Accuracy and ruggedness
Terry H on Feb 13, 2018
Rockler is the only company to make the Incra router lift that will fit in their cast iron lifts. Incra by far makes the best wood working products on the market.
Casey G C on Dec 30, 2017
This lift is a good design, Easy to make adjustments, Fits my table, Just a good product
Wayne B on Dec 20, 2017
I like the lift
Ray B on Dec 16, 2017
Quality lift
Mark S on Dec 15, 2017
Quality lift
Mark S on Dec 15, 2017
I originally thought of getting a Woodpecker lift, but I like the fine adjustment more on the Jessem. Then I saw the Incra version of the Jessem. I like the locking rings.
Richard on Dec 5, 2017
Incra products are top quality. Their precision in construction is reliable.
Craig L on Dec 2, 2017
It has the metal insert rings, precision raise and lower function from the top plate, solid construction with aluminum and steel, anti-backlash gear, accommodates my Porter Cable 7518, fits my Bench Dog router table extension, and the discount made the router lift reasonably priced.
Merel F on Dec 1, 2017
I chose this lift because it had metal insert rings and was designed for most router motors.
V M on Nov 25, 2017
Leon H on Oct 1, 2017
Because it has great reviews and works with table saw extension
Louis S on Aug 16, 2017
Looked well made and precise, and was the only lift that had the option for the clean-sweep magnetic inserts.
JosephThomas on Sep 15, 2019
I wanted a lift for my bench dog router table and this lift had the best reviews.
john h on Aug 9, 2019
Will this work under a BenchDog cast iron router table plate for the table saw? And will an Incra Mast-R lift fit inside?
Eric F on Feb 20, 2017
Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables
Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables
Rockler Bench Dog® ProMAX Cast Router Table without Plate (40-102)
Rockler Bench Dog® ProMAX Cast Router Table without Plate (40-102)
Dust Bucket Dust Collection Kit for Router Tables
Dust Bucket Dust Collection Kit for Router Tables
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I drilled and threaed 1/4-20 holes. attached a frame of 3/4 plywood to bottom of cast iton table, then screwed box to plywood. Took me about 3 hours to complete with a lot of breaks.
Incra Master-R- Lift plate is 3\8" thick. Information says it fits Bench dog Tables . Bench dog plates are 1\4" thick. How does it fit ?
Edd on Apr 17, 2015
Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables
Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables
Rockler Bench Dog® ProMAX Cast Router Table without Plate (40-102)
Rockler Bench Dog® ProMAX Cast Router Table without Plate (40-102)
Bench Dog® Aluminum Router Plates
Bench Dog® Aluminum Router Plates
BEST ANSWER: The recess in the top of the Bench Dog tops is deep enough for the 3/8" Mast-R-Lift plate. The leveling screws provide the ability to accomodate either the 3/8" or 1/4" plates.
the lift seems to be sitting proud off of the (Rockler) table, even before the leveling screws are used.... Any advice?
BillParsons on Nov 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sure Bill. Mine did too at first, and I used a hex wrench and drove the mounting nuts a little deeper into the table top and that solved my problem. I hope that helps, it's one of the best tools I bought myself!
I have a Porter Cable Model 7539, will this lift work with it?
Lloyd M on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I do tech work for Incra: Sorry, the 7539 WILL NOT work in this router lift. On the PC 7539 & 7538, as with other traditional plunge routers, the motor is integrated into the plunge base and can't be removed for use elsewhere. The 7539 does not use the cylindrical motor housing shown in the photo of the 7518 motor above, an the confusion among answers stems from the fixed base and plunge routers having the same guts and similar top caps.
I have my own custom built router table with plywood router top,but soon to be replacing it with a thicker top. Am I able to to cut my own opening for this router lift?? It won't be in my budget to buy a commercial router table top and stand.
Sam M on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! I have an older router table top and the opening was to small, and not deep enough for the Mast-R-Lift II. I clamped 4 boards onto the table and routered a new opening a touch deeper than the thickness of the Mast-R-Lift II, and it fit perfectly. You have adjusting screws to get the height just level with the table. I love it.

Hope this helps.
My router table is built from the New Yankee Workshop Deluxe Router Plan set. I own an older model Ridgid router set with the R2900 motor, R2910 Fixed Base Assembly, and the R2920 Plunge Base Assembly. I noticed that this router lift is compatible with the Ridgid R29302 router set. Will this lift be compatible with my router? Thanks for any help anyone can provide.
David S on Dec 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm using this with a 2900 motor. I removed the push tab on the motor that holds the bottom collett nut while turning the top one. I installed the motor according to the 29302 instructions except I adjusted height so the housong of the tab above is 1/16 below plate instead of the whole motor housing. It's working fine.
How are the inserts held in?
George K on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The inserts are held in place with exceptionally strong magnets. The magnets are so strong a small place was left open to allow use of a small screwdriver to pry the insert out. You need to use care not to use your fingers because the magnets can pinch a finger if not careful! I love the way this tool works, it is very smooth and the locking mech makes the setting of depth of cut stay where you want every time.
what insert is needed to make this work with the Leigh RTJ400 router table dovetail jig?
David T on Sep 12, 2017
Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables
Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R Designed for Rockler Tables
Leigh 16'' RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig
Leigh 16'' RTJ400 Router Table Dovetail Jig
BEST ANSWER: You will have to purchase the INCRA MagnaLOCK Porter-Cable Guide Bushing Ring, part # MLRGUIDE, on the Incra Website.
Are the dimensions of the Incra mast Lift II R, 8 1/2 x 11 3/4 such that it will fit a ProMax 40-102 cast iron router extension on a table saw?
Rudy S on Oct 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea, I had to buy a new table top that had a bigger opening to take the lift, have not used it as yet
Compatible routers: "Bosch 1617EVS, 1618" ... will the Bosch 1619EVS fit ?
kevin f on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This item is compatible with the Bosch 1617
What is the corner radius of the router plate on this lift? I am cutting my own opening in a custom router table and want an exact fit. My local Rockler is out of stock on the templates, so I am stuck with cutting the corners with an appropriately sized router bit (large diameter) or forstner drill bit (then connect the dots.
Stuart G on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My suggestion would be to wait until you have the lift before making this cut. If Rockler can't tell you the radius, I'm not confident my calculation would be 100% accurate. I will tell you it's a stellar lift (the only one I've owned so I cannot compare to others) but it really is a quality piece of equipment and for me, works like a charm. Can't imagine not having it in my shop. Mine is in a Benchdog cast iron table saw extension which makes it very convenient in a tight shop such as mine. Good luck!
Is the opening large enough to run the larger bits?
Waymon C on Apr 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I run all the bits required for raised panel doors and they all fit. I am not aware of any bits bigger (width) then the bits for the panel of a raised panel door. The height traveling distance is good also able to drop tall bits all the way down.
Will this lift work with a bosch 1604?
Julia N on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use the Bosch 1604 in this lift. I've had it for over a year now and it has been a real game changer for my router table. It was easy to install and put to use in no time at all.
Looking at the pic, the plate doesn't appear to have any hold down screws. I plan to drop it in my Benchdog table saw wing. Is it just sitting in position with nothing more than the snugger underneath the table?
Blair C on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Just received my lift and it has two hold-down screws that are identical to other Rockler or bench dog router plates and lifts. Manual states "As part of our Continuous Product Improvement Policy, JessEm products are always advancing in design and function. Therefore, there may be differences between what is shown in our catalogs, website or at retail display and what is sold at time of purchase." Sounds like the holes were added after Joe R bought his lift.
an you tell me what table needs to be purchased to fit this router lift "Incra Master Lift II Manual", buying from Rockler I was told that it fitted their standard size but I now see that it is much bigger and thicker, can you give me the details as what is the reference to purchase this table to fit this lift?
Trevor on Jul 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I had an older Rocker table and Jessem router lift. The plate of the lift was smaller. I bought the Rockler phenolic top to replace it, and the Incra Master Lift II fit perfectly in the new table. (works perfectly as well)
I have a router table extension for my table saw. the opening is 9" x 12" , will this work ?
gobob on Apr 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Incra sells a standard Mast-r-lift II that fits "standard" 9" router plate holes. There's no reason you would buy the "rockler" version unless you needed it for one of rockler's nonstandard router tables. If you are building your own, or own a different brand's table, just buy the standard 9" mast-r-lift. Rockler might even sell it.
Anyone ever have issues w the metal insert rings popping out unexpectedly? (since they're only held in place w magnets)
Mark T on Mar 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: NO! They are held firmly and never have come loose. Have to use a pick or nail to remove.
Installing this lift in a Bench Dog cast iron table saw extension: best to level from the top, plate-level system or below the table through the extension?
James O on Jan 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Recommend that you level the plate with the set screws on top of the table. It took about 15 minutes to carefully get everything level at all of the four (4) corners.
Will the Incra Mast-R-lift-II work on a Kreg router table?
K K on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do not know because I do not have a Kreg router table. I would expect the dimensions for the opening in the Kreg router to be available from Kreg via the internet.

I do know that the Rockler version of the Mast-R -Lift II is smaller than the openings in the Woodpecker and the Jessem tables.
I want to install the lift in a wing of my table saw. What problems will I have if I get sawdust in the various openings (as I surely will) for the adjustment crank and the throat plates? I don't see any way to close them off when not in use.
Chris R on Jun 17, 2016

I have a router table wing for my table saw and have not had an issue with this. If saw dust gets in the crank you can just vacuum it out, and my lift came with a throat plate with no hole cut in it to use when not routing. If saw dust is a problem you could just put a piece of clear packing tape over those areas and remove it when needed.
I purchased the incra masterlift-2. The supplied steel rings do not fit the port-cable standard for guide bushings. Can I purchase one with this size opening separately? If not, any suggestions? Thanks.
John B on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can also go to the incra tools site (incremental tools) - they sell sets of additional sizes of insert rings
I have a Craftsman 14 amp Fixed/Plunge Base Router Model # 27680. Will this router fit the Incra Mast-R-Lift II?
Chris A on Nov 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would check with the manufacturer to be sure. Although I can't tell you if your specific router fits the Incra Lift I can say without a doubt that it's a great lift, saves me time and is very accurate. The price scared me at first and I had reservations but you get what you pay for and I'm sure this will be the last lift I'll need. Well worth it. Glad I made the decision to buy. Good luck.
Is your router lift compatible with Ryobi RE-600 Router and Rockler table?
John T on Oct 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The incra lift sold at Rockler is compatible with Rockler tables, if you buy it elsewhere it probably won't fit the 8.25" opening Rockler tables have. That router you have isn't on the compatible router list but you may still be able to move the blocks on the mount to a position to fit that router size.
Witch Router Lift and Table is Compatible with the Makita RF1101 2-1/4-Horsepower Variable Speed Router ?
Bacar D on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: incra's website says you can use your Makita in the Mast-r-lift II lift. You can use just about any table rockler offers with that lift. Just make sure if you order the lift from Rockler you get a table from Rockler also or be sure your table can use a 8.25" x 11.75" size plate/lift. The Incra Rockler sells is specially sized for Rockler.
If the hole in the spacer ring is smaller ( 3/8 dia.) than the nut on the spindle chuck, how can you loosen the spindle nut above the table?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The hole is about 3 1/2" not 3/8". I think you are looking at the spacer ring with the smallest opening. To change a bit, you remove the spacer ring which is held in place by the magnets. After changing the bit, you replace the spacer ring.
Is there a starter pin available for this lift?
Nature Man on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, mine came with two
Will the Incra Mast-R-Lift-II-R with a DeWalt 616 router?
gary t on Dec 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will. The Dewalt 616 router is the same size as the Dewalt 618. The Inca lift specifies that Dewalt 610 & 618 will mount to it. So, the 616 will too since it is the same base as the 618, just different horsepower.
I have a Skil Fixed Base Router 1817, and I was wondering if this router lift would work with my router?
Toolman_01 on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have a porter cable 7518 connected to mine. There are different connection holes for different types. Ck and compare specs dimensionally.
What Rockler table top will accommodate this without modification of any kind? It seems some folks have had to modify their Rockler table top because of the 3/8" plate thickness. I would like to order the suggested "package" , but want to avoid reworking a new top.
Scott E on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: most of the rockler tables are the same as the bench dog full size table. I have the phenolic table, no fitment issues ( of course you have to level the base, super easy) I now wish I ordered the cast iron table, just a thought. The base has an incra name on it, but my was made in canada, by a super company. The incra name was put on it. it is a world class lift (my opinion only) I have had no problems, and i did not have to do any modifications at all.
is the craftsman model listed 17540 as compatible with this lift the same as 315.175040?
Dennis G on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm a big fan of craftsman tools, but I could not find a Craftsman to fit this Lift. So I bought the delta router and I'm very satisfied. You will love this Incra Mast-R-Life II. The lock, adjustment, and clamping system is all very fine tuned. It works perfect, I don't think I would buy anything else after buying this router lift.
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