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Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift, 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' Plate

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 tables from Kreg, Jessum, Woodpecker and more.
Item #
55803
Rating:
76% of 100

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.

Note: This package includes a larger 9-1/4''-11-3/4'' plate that fits router tables from Kreg, Jessum, Woodpecker and Peachtree. If you have a Rockler or Bench Dog router table, see Item #52429, sold separately.

Features:

  • 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
  • Two expansion bars beneath the plate are adjustable for a perfect friction fit with the table
  • 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 available separately


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) 9-1/4'' 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 19.7000
Tech Spec
  • Compatible Motor Diameter: 4.2'' (13.19'' circumference); e.g. Porter-Cable 7518
  • Plate Dimensions: 9-1/4'' 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''
3.8 / 5.0
15 Reviews
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Pro lift every woodworker should have one
This works like a charm cabinet doors Made easyA very great timesaver
Works great added to my table saw with showerhead one mini years ago
Works great added to my table saw with showerhead one mini years ago
February 18, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great lift
This was an easy install and works great. Very smooth operation.
December 4, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Just got the Pro Lift installed and I think I am going to love it. Meets my expectations in every way. The annoying thing is that shortly after I purchased it, you guys put it on sale for $70.00 cheaper. I'm not happy with that!
September 15, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Much Better
Had the original lift from Rockler at least 20 years old and started to lock up. Fix it but after really looking at how it was made surprised it lasted that long. So i purchased the new one. Fits where the other one was no change. They changed from a belt to a covered gear box and courser threads on the shaft. This thing works great
September 4, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Amazing!
This thing solved all my router table problems.

Tip: one review mentioned the gear seizing up. Mine did too, until I backed off a bit on the two outside bolts on the housing (figure 10 in instructions). Now it works fine.
February 23, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Pro-Lift
Works very well and worth the cost but it will set you back a few dollars. Great set up!
October 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very nice well made
Well made, dual adjustment feature works smoothly and accurately. Very happy with tool
August 18, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
rockler pro router lift
much better than the original. this is an inproved design.
with the fast lift feature you can change bits quicker & easier.
also less chance of lift getting jammed as lift screw is not as fine threaded as originall.
March 29, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Fantastic Lift if you follow Online directions
Wanted a lift that didn’t rock so much upon lifting as my old, DIY-made lift. Sale price helped make my decision and love it after a modification and needing to read the online instructions. First, Ignore the included instructions and download the one from this site as it includes a very crucial step to make sure the lift works properly without binding. Second, this particular plate does Not have the anchoring holes like the Bench Dog version (yet mine included the screws...go figure). I suppose you’re supposed to use gravity to hold it down but I already experienced the plate sinking (using Kreg levelers), so I marked the 4 hole locations, drilled out a 3/8” hole from the bottom, and countersunk the top using an Irwin bit and went very slow to avoid chattering. Shouldn’t have any issues now. Now on to the pros and cons

Pros:
- Fast and Slow lift works amazingly well. Very smooth and no rocking
- Lifts the router to the top, nearly butting against the plate itself for very easy changing of bits.
- Insert plates are solid aluminum and changing them is really a snap. Expensive, but worth it.
- Edge of plate is nicely, but subtly, rounded over to help prevent catching.

Cons
- Must download the directions online to avoid frustration of binding
- no anchoring holes in the Kreg sized plate. Must make your own if gravity-hold doesn’t work for you.
- The slow lift markings actually lifts 1/8” per full turn. Another reviewer mentioned this and I can confirm it has not been corrected as of 10/2/2019.
Anchoring holes drilled and countersunk.
Installed before drilling the anchoring holes.
Pivot pin and anchoring screws?
Fully installed, leveled, and anchored plate
October 4, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Is the Dial Scaled Wrong?
One full turn of the fine adjustment dial is 1/8" of height. However the dial is clearly marked out to be 4/64", which is 1/16". On my first use of this lift, I needed to cut some 1/4" deep rabbets. I zeroed the bit and the fine adjustment dial. i raised the bit by four full turns, exactly, and looked at the bit projection above the table. It was clearly more than 1/4". I measured a test cut and it was 1/2". I went to the Rockler store to see what I was doing wrong. I did not lead the guy who helped me, I just asked him how to read the dial (on the display model) and he told me that one turn would be 4/64" or 1/16". He then took a zero reading with a depth caliper and raised it one full turn. He measured 1/8" travel. Same as my conclusion. The dial is wrong by a factor of two. I would welcome someone to tell me what I am doing wrong.
Fine Adjustment Dial, marked as 4/64" for one full turn.  Actual travel is twice that.
Fine Adjustment Dial, marked as 4/64" for one full turn. Actual travel is twice that.
September 22, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I need to easily and quickly change bits. The added benefit of fine tuning the height is very nice. I also like that the crank attaches to the top of the plate, right where I am looking at the bit. The snap-lock insert ring system looks slick.
Ben K on May 27, 2020
Quality, reputation, lifetime investment
LEWIS J on May 1, 2020
I need to easily and quickly change bits. The added benefit of fine tuning the height is very nice. I also like that the crank attaches to the top of the plate, right where I am looking at the bit. The snap-lock insert ring system looks slick.
Ben K on May 27, 2020
saving space and building a new workbench
Matthew G on May 18, 2020
Quality, reputation, lifetime investment
LEWIS J on May 1, 2020
ROCKLER REPUTATION FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE WHEN I PURCHASE A TOOL I TRY BUY THE BEST THE FIRST TIME SAVES TIME AND MONEY
BRAD R on Apr 21, 2020
excellent product, gave my old one to cousin this is a replacement
Dale H on Mar 1, 2020
Need to make precise cuts for kitchen cabinets, finally settled in this based on the size of the plate and price.
Marcus H on Feb 29, 2020
upgrading from screw-type lift
Scott O on Dec 26, 2019
For ease of fine adjustment, sort of a mini-shaper.
Mark Gallistel K on Dec 13, 2019
Recommended by Jay Bates.
Charles N on Dec 8, 2019
Goes with my current router table
George M on Nov 23, 2019
For Table saw router table
Mark H on Jul 22, 2019
It has great reviews and It fits the Sawstop router table extension wing.
Ryan F on Jul 2, 2019
Fits my current table top
Dave on Jun 10, 2019
Building a custom router table. A lot of woodworkers on line recommend this lift.
Steven M on Feb 17, 2019
Router table build
Jim W on Feb 8, 2019
Wanting something that will help with the speed and accuracy in using my router table.
Fred L on Jan 26, 2019
I liked the extra gearing to speed up router bit changes and not having to lock height after each adjustment
Steve S on Jan 21, 2019
Made well. Excellent reviews. Rockler reputation.
John A on Dec 30, 2018
It was in my son's wish list
Carmen Lydia M on Dec 4, 2018
to make cabinet doors set-up more quickly
Dawn P on Sep 30, 2018
Good reviews, fits my needs. Did my research.
Keith B on Sep 23, 2018
saving space and building a new workbench
Matthew G on May 18, 2020
ROCKLER REPUTATION FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE WHEN I PURCHASE A TOOL I TRY BUY THE BEST THE FIRST TIME SAVES TIME AND MONEY
BRAD R on Apr 21, 2020
Will the Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift (9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' Plate) fit well in this router table?
Mike L on May 22, 2019
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift, 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' Plate
Rockler Pro Lift Router Lift, 9-1/4'' x 11-3/4'' Plate
SawStop RT-TGP 27'' In-Line Cast Router Table for PCS Table Saws
SawStop RT-TGP 27'' In-Line Cast Router Table for PCS Table Saws
BEST ANSWER: That is the size of the opening in the Sawstop router table. 9.25 x 11.75
Do the shafts used to lift the router go all they way through so that dust does not collect in them?
Larry D on Jul 31, 2018
Is there a cad file available for the plate? I am making my own router table and want to get the exact dimensions for the cutout including depth, corner radius etc so I can cut it properly
Erik H on Mar 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Search for Router Plate or Lift Template (9 1/4" x 11 3/4") on Sketchup's 3D Warehouse. My friend is using his CNC to make this for me out of 1/2" baltic birch (actual thickness of 31/64"), then I'll follow the instructions for Rockler's router plate template. Hope this helps!
Rockler Router Plate Template
Rockler Router Plate Template
1/2'' Baltic Birch Plywood
1/2'' Baltic Birch Plywood
Will this lift accommodate the Bora Powermate PM-P254? It is 4.25" in diameter which is 13.35" circumference.
JackH on Nov 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: YES IT WELL, THANKS A FOR SENDING IT TO ME HEINZ
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 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There are two holes, placed diagonally on the router plate corners, which permit you to anchor the plate to a router table.
Will this fit the Bosch router table? My table’s mounting hole seems to measure 9 1/8” x 11 1/2 “. So, so close. But will it fit?
Thomas A on May 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: From your measurements, it does not look like this will fit.
will this lift fit a Dewalt DNP612 Router?
Mikey on Apr 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The pro lift is not designed for compact routers, only full size routers.

The following is the detail on router compatibility. You will note that compatibility is based on router diameter for the adaptors.

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
Another question will my Bousch router or my Craftsman routers fit in these llifts?
MARK C on Apr 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: With out knowing which router from each manufacturer you have it would be impossible to answer.
Will a PortaCable router model # 7539 fit this lift ?
John K on Oct 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The short answer is that I think so. My 7518 router body fit perfectly in the lift motor retention ring. You would have to verify that the motor body of the 7539 is the same diameter but I think it is from what I could see.
I hope this works for you because I am sure enjoying the lift system with my router table.
Will the plate fit Saw Stop cast iron table top?
Brian K on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have mine set in the SawStop in-line router table off my contractor saw and it works great. Double check the opening is 9-1/4 x 11 3/4 in the RT you have/ or are looking at and it should be fine.
Will any of these lifts fit the Bosch enclosed router table.?
MARK C on Apr 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Rockler has ask me to respond to your question, I am not familiar with the Bosch enclosed router table but I did buy the Pro Lift from Rockler and have been very happy with it. I believe that the Pro Lift comes with different sized plates, so if you buy the right size it should work just fine.
my router lift adjusting gear spins while I am using it. how do I lock it?
harold k on Nov 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I HAD TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ON THE BOTTOM SPRINGS AND JAM (LOCKING) ASSEMBLY TO FREE UP THE TRAVEL. I DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH THE TOP SETTING READ OUT. You are suppose to be able to set the meter disc to "0" with your finger to calibrate. Mine does not turn while routing.
Can a Bosch 1617EVSPK be used with this, or does it require additional equipment to make it work ?
Bruce W on Dec 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will fit if you get the sleeves for that diameter motor. They are available through Rockler.
can this router lift be mounted in a horizontal position?
Michael L on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not without modification, it will also cause friction on the bottom post from the weight of the router. This Lift has a poor gear mesh to begin with
What country is the Pro Lift made in?
Daniel W on Apr 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This lift is made in Taiwan
Hello...looking to build a router table and want a lift for my Craftsman 12.0 Amp Router Model # 320.27683 and was wondering if this lift will work..?
Shawn R on Dec 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Use calipars to check the diameter of your router, and check Rockler dimensions. You can buy shims if the router is too small. I used a prybar to open the lift enough to squeeze in my router, and everything works great.
Has Rockler put out a supplemental instruction to add Inside of every Pro-Lift box? The manual that comes with the lift is missing a very Crucial step and may be the cause of every Negative review regarding the seizing or grinding of the lift. Step 9 of the Assembly: Mounting your Router is missing from the included instruction. This step releases the tension in the bars to whatever router you put in and makes a huge difference. I only found out as I read the manual online first and remembered a step missing from the included manual as I was installing mine.
Rayne on Sep 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rayne,
I had the exact same problem when I purchased mine anf the solution is as you described. A key step could reduce the initial issue and save from removing and re-employing the unit correctly.
I am making my own router table. What diameter router bit should I use when cutting the hole so the corners fit properly?
stagatron on Jun 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can use a 1 1/2" Forstner bit to get the 3/4" radius or a 1 1/2" flat blade drill bit. I made my table top out of 3/4" White PVC. This is a fantastic piece of equipment to work on.
Is the corner radius on this lift compatible with the radius on the SawStop RT-BT Benchtop Cast Router Table?
Gary M on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would venture to say no, but if you can give me the corner dimension, I can compare it to the lift.
Can you tell me if this router lift fits the new Triton Routers?
quentin M on Jan 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not familiar with the Triton Router. Using Porter-Cable 4.2 router motor.
Does this come with a set of insert rings for different sized router bits?
Don T on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This Router Lift comes with a 1-1/2" insert. Additional sizes are available.
I have a Rocker Router table top and fence purchased a number of years ago. The insert is 9 x 13” . Does anyone make a lift for this anymore ? Apparently they changed their standard.
S T on Nov 24, 2018
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