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Oversold Until 03/15/2019
Raise your router fast with the Quick-Gear, then down-shift to the precision gear for fine adjustments—Snap-Lock insert ring for easy bit changes. Fits Rockler and Bench Dog router tables.

Also Available – 55803 Pro Lift Router Lift (Large Plate), fits 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" table openings (Including Kreg, JessEm, Woodpecker and more)

Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' plate)

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Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' plate)

Two patent-pending features raise the Rockler Pro Lift into a class of its own: ultra-fast ''Quick-Gear'' height adjustments and ''Snap-Lock'' tool-free insert ring changes. Push the button to release the insert ring, then wind the Quick-Gear to raise the bit above the table in just seconds. Once the bit is installed, quickly lower it, click in the insert ring, and use the fine adjustment gear to set the final height to within 0.001''. All this is achieved more quickly, more efficiently, and more intuitively with the Rockler Pro Lift. Raise your woodworking to a new level.

Item # 52429: Rockler Pro Lift – For router table opening size (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'') fits Rockler and Bench Dog router tables

Also Available - Item # 55803: Rockler Pro Lift (Large Plate) – For router table opening size (9-1/4''-11-3/4'') fits most other router table openings


  • 2018 Wood Magazine Innov8 Award winner
  • Make height adjustments 4 times faster with the Quick-Gear 4-to-1 gear box ratio—dramatically speeds up your bit changes
  • Use the precision gear to make adjustments to within 0.001''—one hex wrench for both gears
  • Push the button to release the insert ring for fast bit changes—no tools to search for; no screws to lose
  • Indexed marks on the fine adjustment screw let you raise the bit by a specific increment with the naked eye
  • Anti-backlash mechanism keeps the router from creeping downward—lock knob provides further insurance when running very large jobs
  • 3/8'' thick machined aluminum plate and heavy-duty steel constructed guide posts with bronze bushings—designed for demanding daily use
  • Includes one insert ring with a 1-1/2'' opening; additional inserts and zero clearance insert assembly sold separately (coming soon)

Will my router fit?

The Pro Lift accepts router motors with a 4.2'' diameter (13.85'' circumference). Examples include the Porter-Cable 7518 and 7519.

Optional adapters (listed below) are available to mount routers with smaller motors. If you are unsure of your router motor's diameter, check the manual, or measure the circumference with a tailor's tape. Measuring the circumference is easier than measuring the diameter. The optional collars have an expansion gap, so they will accept motors measuring 1/8'' larger or smaller in diameter than the listed spec.

3-1/4'' Pro Lift Adapter Collar (#50098, sold separately. Accepts motor with 3-1/4'' diameter or 10.21'' circumference.)

  • Makita RF1101
  • Others

3-1/2'' Pro Lift Adapter Collar (#57022, sold separately. Accepts motor with 3-1/2'' diameter or 11'' circumference.)

  • Bosch 1617
  • Porter Cable 690 series
  • Porter Cable 890 series
  • Dewalt 616 and 618
  • Others
(1) Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift
(1) 8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' aluminum router plate
(1) Insert ring (1-1/2'' I.D.)
(1) Set of hex keys on key chain
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 18.7500
Tech Spec
  • Compatible Motor Diameter: 4.2'' (13.19'' circumference); e.g. Porter-Cable 7518
  • Plate Dimensions: 8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' x 3/8'' thick
  • Insert Ring Inside Diameter: 1-1/2''
  • Vertical Travel: ~5-1/2'' (varies w/ installation)
  • Quick-Gear Adjustment Rate: 1 revolution = 1/2''
  • Precision Gear Adjustment Rate: 1 revolution = 1/8''
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3.9 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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I have always wanted a router lift, my wife was so nice to get this for me for Christmas. I just went to put it together and the lift would not raise or lower, it was bound up. I took it in to the Denver Rockler location and they exchanged it with no questions just scratching their heads since this was the first incident they have seen. I love Rockler!!!
January 1, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Exceeded expicatio ?? rockier r & d has a excellent grasp of user needs
December 17, 2018
2 months ago
all great except.......
Just unboxed it - looks and feels really solid and tight. The only thing I noticed was the scale on the "fine" lift ring. The rate of lift is 1/8" per full turn of the crank, but the scale readings are for 1/16"-so you'll have to double what the readings are on the scale.
August 14, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Installation was easy and the using it is a leg saver. I've been looking for a lift system for a while. When I saw the Rockler lift, it has everything I was looking for. I've been using it for a couple of days now. I'm completely satisfied with with all aspects and would recommend it to others.
April 4, 2018
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Heavy duty, high quality, smooth operation
Exactly what I hoped for. This is an excellent addition to my Bench Dog table. Solid and heavy but operates very smoothly. Fit perfectly into table opening and my Porter Cable 7518 slid into the housing easily. Love the two options for height adjustment. One note: comes with 1 1/2 inch snap lock ring—too small for most of my bits. Hoping for larger options soon.
April 1, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Good lift
This router lift is built very nice. I am giving it 4 stars because the instructions I received in the box didn't not contain the section about loosening the bolts holding the support closest to the router clamp bolts to allow the support to move and adjust to the size of your router. Without doing that the lift bound up so hard I had to pry it loose. I found out about it by reading the manual for the larger size lift online. Other than that very important detail, everything is great
January 26, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Installation was a little more complex for my Benchdog Contractor table
The installation required grinding down the leveling sub-plate to get it to fit into the plate opening. It luckily had just enough material to grind down without grinding into the leveling bolt. Not a big deal, just was not expecting this complication. I have just installed the plate in my router table and have not had a chance to do my first project but i'm looking forward to the new level of fine adjustment.
July 11, 2018
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great lift. It took a while to tweak it to being flat.
I bought this router lift as a returned. I would have bought an unopened one but I live an hour and a half away from my closest rockler store and this was the only one they had in stock. I don't know if it comes out of the box assembled or if the previous owner assembled it but out of the box it was not flat. I bought the phenolic plate to go with it and I could not get the plate to level with the table...the furthest right hand corner would sit high no matter what I tried. I found that if I dropped the mount all the way down it would flatten out. (Checked with a machined ruler) so I loosened the two posts just enough for them to realign them selves by running the mount up and down a few times. It worked until I put the router in and tightened it...had to do that all over again with the router in the lift. I eventually got it within .004 inches of being flat...perfectly fine for wood working but just irritating to have to put up with. This also helped with the ease of using the "quick gear" it's just hard to get started lowering from it being all the way up. Before hand I couldn't run the router all the way up for fear of breaking something as other reviews mentioned. Now I can. After dealing with that, I've gotten to run some wood through it and it works great.

Yes I do recommend this lift.
June 27, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Not 5-stars yet
I bought one these units. I installed it on a Benchdog Pro-Top. To do this you have to remove a piece of the metal frame on the left side of the machine. Since I intend to keep the lift regardless of what happens to the Benchdog I was okay with that. It takes about 10 minutes to do with a rotary tool and a cutoff wheel.
They lost star is due to two things. A) Only the 1.5" I.D. plate. Rockler needs to release more sizes ASAP. B) The quick height change gear box is hard to get started. It almost feels like you are going to end up the breaking the thing. The micro-adjust is as smooth as butter! Yes, I will keep this in my shop. Yes, I recommend this router lift.
May 21, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!
I would have given 5 stars, but I had to modify my Bench Dog cast iron router table saw extension to clear the 4:1 gear reducer on the Pro Lift. The Bench Dog cast iron router table has 8 leveling adjustment screws, 4 in the corners and 4 in the middle of the sides. I had to saw off the left middle side adjustment tab and screw. The reason is that the tab on the table is 1/2" wide and the gear reducer on the bottom of the router plate is only 1/4" in from the edge of the plate. But it still works well without the 8th leveling screw. The top plate is 1/2" thick and is plenty stiff to not deflect without this 8th leveling screw.

Now, I only need the additional insert rings so that I can use larger bits (the Pro Lift comes with one insert ring with a 1-1/2" hole). I know Rockler has them designed even though they are not yet available as it clearly shows one with a 2-1/2" hole in the latest catalog.
May 1, 2018
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I own a Rockler HPL Router Table and want to add the Final Upgrade to an Excellent Product.
Bob G on Dec 29, 2018
Christmas present for one of my employees.
Patricia M on Nov 26, 2018
I own a Rockler HPL Router Table and want to add the Final Upgrade to an Excellent Product.
Bob G on Dec 29, 2018
Above the table bit changes & precise adjustment feature
chris p on Dec 3, 2018
Christmas present for one of my employees.
Patricia M on Nov 26, 2018
Christmas Gift for Husband
Nancy L on Nov 19, 2018
Saving setup time is always important. I have ideas to incorporate this into my main table, having a router available at the turn of a handle just seems logical!
Kenneth T on Jul 1, 2018
Precision Control - Easy Lifting
DIANA G on Jun 4, 2018
Highly recommend by a trusted user
Linden D on May 11, 2018
To provide a good top setting lift to my router table.
Glenn D on Apr 1, 2018
Will work better for what I do. I saw it in action and liked what I saw.
Douglas D on Mar 26, 2018
I have knee problems and this makes life a lot easier.
gary p on Mar 11, 2018
Saw it demonstrated at Rockler in Spring during the VIP event.
richard s on Feb 27, 2018
Got the 4.2 router needed the plate to mount it on the table
Brent H on Feb 6, 2018
Cannot wait to try this out on my new Bench Dog ProMax router table. Newest lifter out there.
Paula A on Feb 2, 2018
Update my router table
Duane H on Feb 2, 2018
Above the table bit changes & precise adjustment feature
chris p on Dec 3, 2018
Christmas Gift for Husband
Nancy L on Nov 19, 2018
How large of bit can be used ?
Doug F on Feb 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: With the insert ring removed, the opening has space to safely accommodate the largest diameter bits available: 3-5/8". (Of course, be sure your router has electronic variable speed before attempting to run such a large bit! Those plug-in V.S. boxes don't work when this much horsepower is required.)
Will this work with the Bench Dog ProTop Contractor Portable Router Table?
Jason C on Feb 2, 2018
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' plate)
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' plate)
Bench Dog® ProTop Contractor Portable Router Table
Bench Dog® ProTop Contractor Portable Router Table
Rockler Bench Dog® 40-150 ProLift Router Adjustment System Item #: 28827 and it works just fine with my bench dog protop I see the plate is the same size as my pro lift so it should work
Will this work with the Bench Dog ProTop Model RT 400 router table top? Also, will it work with the Bosch 1619 EVS router? Thanks
Dave D on Jan 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This lift wants a lip on the left side of the opening in your table that DOES NOT exceed 3/8" wide, to accommodate the gear housing. Of course, if you've got tools that can saw and grind the offending projection to make room for the lift, nothing is impossible!

As for the second part of your question, this lift will require one of the adapter rings (#57022 to be exact) to size it down for the Bosch 1617, or any router with a round motor housing 3-1/2" in diameter. There's another ring (#50098) that fits Makita and others with smaller 3-1/4" motor housings.
Can this fit my 9" x 12" (exactly) table opening ?
MikeL on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The plate dimensions are 8-1/4'' x 11-3/4'', so it would "fit" inside the opening, but you would need to fill in some gaps.
can I get other insert rings?
Linda C on Apr 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Watch for a full selection of insert rings, available in late spring to early summer, beginning with the zero-clearance insert.
My (Rockler) router table has an opening for an 8 x 11" plate. Is there a lift system that will accommodate?
J b on Feb 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Rockler has a template guide along with a half inch pattern bit to expand opening on older tables to 8 1/4 x 11 3/4.
Will it fit the Kreg router table without modifications?
Chuck C on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, the item number 52429 will not. However, they note that the Pro Lift Router Lift (Large Plate) that's coming soon, fits 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" which would fit the Kreg table.
hello! I would like to know if , it works well with router makita RP2301 ?
clark on May 24, 2018
Will this fit a Bosch RA1181 and a Bosch 16!7 router?
Doug H on Apr 6, 2018
I'm interested in this lift. I have a Ridgid router. Will this work with it. I took a measurement of the circumference and it says 11.25", or a 3.58 diameter. Would I be able to use one of the adapters? I ask understanding the sizes, but wanting to make sure this would work before I pull the trigger on the money side of things.
nightpoison on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: From what I read above, the 3-1/2'' Pro Lift Adapter Collar (#57022) should be the right fit for your router.
Will the pro lift work with a Bosch model RA1171 router table or would I have to modify the table?
Bill L on Dec 25, 2018
Has Rockler come up with a set of accessory plate inserts for this router lift mechanism? It comes with a 1 1/2" insert, does Rockler have larger opening inserts available yet?
toolman on May 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Additional inserts, in a variety of sizes, will be available for the Rockler Pro Lift within approximately 90 days.
Do the height adjuster screws have a hole all the way through so that dust does not fill them up stopping the adjuster handle from going in until the dust is blown out?
Larry D on Jul 21, 2018
My mounting plate on my router table is 12" x 9" is there any lift system that would adapt to this size ?
David P on Mar 19, 2018
Is this plate anchored to the top or relies on gravity to hold it in place? I'm looking for a router plate for use in a top that will swivel to a horizontal position.
Paul P on Jul 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are mounting holes at the top left and bottom right. Not sure if just two screws will be enough to support the weight of the lift and router in a vertical position. You will probably have to drill additional mounting holes to accomplish the vertical position. I mounted my lift in a 1" hardwood table top and added leveling hardware so the two mounting screws are to keep the lift from shifting and not for support. Hope this helps.
Has anyone had a problem raising and lowering their router? The handle gets very hard to turn when you lift or lower? The higher the router is goes the harder it is to turn.
RLC2251 on Jun 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I too had this problem. My lift is using the adapter sleeve, when tightened down it actually pulls the three arms in out of alignment. I solved this by wrapping my router 1-2 wraps with duct tape. Then put the sleeve over that, reinsert into router lift tighten up. That should solve your problem.
What would be a good router to use with this lift if I plan to dedicate it to a router table?
Jim V on Apr 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure which model would be Best Buy I would try to get one that does not require the insert to snug the fit in the lift
Has anyone else had problems levelling the rockler pro lift router lift plate ? They messed up by not having 4 mounting holes.
Ron M on Feb 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Use the Rockler router table top and that should make your leveling a little easier.
lyle c on Nov 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: By "moves when using", I assume you mean the bit height changes slightly due to the vibration of the router?There is a locking thumbscrew on the base - once you set you bit height, you can lock this... that should keep it from having any movement.
Will this work with the Kreg router table?
J E on Jan 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: When I purchased the pro lift, the opening in my table was too small. I positioned the plate where I wanted it and secured strips of hard board to the table with double-sided tape - tight to the plate.

I removed the plate and used the hardboard strips as a template enabling me to modify the opening to securely fit the plate.
lyle c on Nov 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Can you move it by hand? Did you check router mounting configuration? Might need an adapter? Some things to check.
What is the height of the lift?
Harold B on Sep 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The router lift moves 3.25" travel. It is 9" below the plate (depending on your router how much much more). And it uses an area of 8" by 7" below plate with out router in it.
will this fit a Milwaukee 3-1/2 hp model m5635-20 router. seems to measure 13 round 4" across ?
Jeffrey N on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They offer two(02) adapters for use with just about any round body router.
Check the Rockler catalog for the adapters as they mention which adapter is used for whatever router.
Good luck
Which insert do I use if I am going to be using the Leigh RTJ400 dovetail jig?
Dale B on Jul 19, 2018
Will a Triton TRA001 3-1/4 HP Dual Mode Precision Plunge Router fit?
Mark P on May 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it will not fit nor can it be adapted to fit!
I would like to know if it works well with makita IP2301FC 12mm (1/2″) ? please ..!! :)
clark on May 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Rockler Pro Router Lift will not accommodate the Makita router.
What lift works with a Dewalt 611 plunge router?
Ralph N on May 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, the DeWalt 611 is too small for this lift
Will this work with a Sawstop table saw?
joseph g on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Work with? in what way do you mean? ... if you have an extension table on it that accommodates a 8 1/4" x 11 3/4" router lift, then yes.
Am I misunderstanding the fine adjustment read out? It indicates that one rotation is 4/64" (1/16"), but one rotation is actually 1/8".
Richard S on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I agree with you. Just ran some measurements and one rotation raises the bit 1/8 of an inch. I usually do not pay attention to measurements that are preset. I always “eyeball” and use a ruler which I trust a lot more. I have been using the lift for about a month and love the smooth raising and lowering of the router motor. The 1/8 inch seems to be consistent. If you want use the dial, I would factor that conversion into all my future measurements . Jay P
Will the Bosch 1619EVS 3.25 HP router fit in this lift?
Tom G on Apr 2, 2018
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