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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.

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

Item #
55803
Rating:
80% 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 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) 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''
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

WARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood
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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
11 months 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
Good First Impressions
Early impressions:
Everything fit perfectly into my Kreg router table. I had taken advantage of an earlier sale on the PC 3Hp router and it went into the lift with ease. Lift mechanism is smooth and I really like the pop in / out design for the insert. My only criticism is that the fine adjustment indicator appears to be miss-labeled. One turn is actually 1/8” but the indicator is marked as 1/16”. This obvious discrepancy should have been corrected by now considering how long the lift has been available and the price of it.

In test cuts under load, it appears the locking mechanism will be have to be used for moderate cuts. (1” groove bit set +/- 5/8” deep bit retreated about 1/64”.)
July 10, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
PRO-LIFT
1st one I received the "Quick adjustment was grinding so I returned it thinking it was a fluke ( it happens), second on came and the exact same thing, the fine adjustment works smooth but the Quick one literally grinds and is almost impossible to turn. This was one of the features that lead me to this Lift and I am very disappointed considering the price tag. I would not recommend this Lift
January 5, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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For Table saw router table
Mark H on Jul 22, 2019
Fits my current table top
Dave on Jun 10, 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
It has great reviews and It fits the Sawstop router table extension wing.
Ryan F on Jul 2, 2019
Building a custom router table. A lot of woodworkers on line recommend this lift.
Steven M on Feb 17, 2019
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 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 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
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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.
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
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.
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: This lift is designed for a 4-1/4" diameter motor but they do have adapters for smaller diameter motors. I do not know what diameter motor your bosch router has
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