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Ready2Lift Router Lift with 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' Plate

Computer-controlled precision lets you dial in your router bit height to within .001''—all with just a few taps on a touch screen (#58808, sold separately).
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The Ready2Lift is an industry-first computer-controlled router lift that joins the Ready2Rout Fence in bringing the ease and accuracy of the digital age to all your router table operations. The Ready2Lift works either in tandem with the touch-screen controller on the Ready2Rout Fence (#44999, sold separately), or can be used with its own Controller Unit (#58808, sold separately). Just a few strokes of the touch screen commands the motorized lift to quickly and quietly position your bit at the perfect height for your operation. No more reaching under the table, no fiddling with hex wrenches and no mismeasurements! Eight bit height settings can be stored in memory for easily repeatable setups, and the lift features auto zeroing for fast setups after changing the bit.


  • Rugged, all-metal construction with 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' x 3/8'' thick aluminum plate (fits most router tables other than Rockler and Bench Dog; for a Ready2Lift package with a Rockler plate, (see #52919)
  • Insert ring is solid steel with a 1'' ID. Additional rings are available separately (coming soon)
  • Fast and accurate bit height adjustment with digital precision
  • Raise and lower router bits in 0.001'' increments
  • Save eight bit height settings into memory for fast changes between common setups
  • Can work in tandem with Ready2Rout fence (#44999, sold separately) for even greater capabilities
(1) Ready2Lift Router Lift
(1) 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' Router Plate (fits most router table other than Rockler and Bench Dog)
(1) 1'' I.D. Insert Ring
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Manufacturer Part Number PDB:READY2LIFT/STAND
Weight 19.1000
Tech Spec
  • Plate Dimensions: 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' x 3/8''
  • Plate Material: Aluminum
  • Plate Fits: Most router tables other than Rockler and Bench Dog
  • Insert Ring Inside Diameter: 1''
  • Lift Accepts: Porter-Cable 7518 routers and additional models with optional adapter (available separately)
  • Made in the USA
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Terrance N on Oct 14, 2016
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Terrance N on Oct 14, 2016
how does it stack up to mlcs'
router lift??
Richard T on Aug 10, 2017

I'm trying to find a router plate template or wonder if someone might know what the corner radius is for the Ready2Lift (9-1/2" x 11-3/4") plate. Also, is the plate exactly 9-1/2" x 11-3/4", as I may need to open the plate seat by a few thou?

The folks at Next Wave Automation said they did not know?

Are these lifts not manufactured by Next Wave Automation?
Gary K on Mar 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't know the specifics but it fit perfectly in the "Jess Emm" router table which is very much of an average size in the industry. Fit should be no problem. It fit perfectly in the "Jes Emm" router table which is very much the average size in the industry. Fit should be no problem. however, this company warranty should be in question. The small plate did not fit the large hole in the router plate, which they included, and they kept contending that I didn't know what I was talking about and that there was no problem. They kept referring to the screw holes that are in an irregular pattern. I tried to explain that it was the large hole in the router plate that was the problem. That did not make any difference, so I resorted to repairing it myself and in the process I broke two of the magnets. I asked them for new magnets and they would not even respond. I would not buy another product from them.
dose this lift 54236 unit plugin to 115 volt?
Rodney V on Feb 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This Router Lift is part of the NextWave Automation Ready2Lift system, or it may be used with a separate NextWave controller unit (58808).
Can the lift be operated manually? I'm upgrading in stages because of budget.
Poper70584 on Jan 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. It’s automatic
Hi Folks, I just bought a ready2route system with the lifter. Do you have a list of what different routers will fit either size version? Your web page just says additional models but one would need to know which ones prior to spending good money on a router that won't fit. Thanks!
Steve H on Jul 22, 2019