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Rockler Router Lift FX

The Rockler Aluminum Router Lift FX is flatter and more durable than ever.
Item #
23194
Rating:
90% of 100

Adjust bit height quickly and easily from atop your router table, and enjoy sag-free support from the heavy-duty plate. The plate is perfectly sized to fit all of our new router tables, while the lift housing accepts a wide range of small-to-medium sized routers.


Will the Lift FX work with my router?
The Router Lift FX Plus accepts the following routers:
  • Bosch 1616
  • Bosch 1617
  • DeWalt 610
  • DeWalt 616
  • DeWalt 618
  • Bosch 1618
  • Porter-Cable 690 series
  • Porter-Cable 890 Series
  • Compatible with large opening inserts
(1) Rockler Aluminum Router Lift FX
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TAJFX-10
Weight 11.8500
Tech Spec
  • Plate measures 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 3/8"
  • Insert plate's center hole (3-11/16" overall dia.) accepts larger raised panel bits and includes an insert ring with a 1-1/2" bit opening.
4.5 / 5.0
202 Reviews
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Router Lift
Getting this is long overdue. I do a lot of routing and this lift will put the fun back into woodworking!
April 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
Works great! Very good quality and easy to use and set up. I wish I would have bought the stand too.
April 13, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
So far so good
As per the instructions you should do the adjustment to keep the depth of cut from changing. After I did the adjustment all is well.
March 29, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good stuff
Good product. Does exactly what it is suposed to do.
March 1, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Saves a lot of time adjusting the router. Capable of real fine adjustments. Getting better results no more “that’s good enough”
February 27, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Just what I was looking for!
February 20, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Like it
much smoother action than my old PC lift
February 11, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Router Lift
I am extremely pleased with its ease of operation. Great investment, since most other units are much more expensive.
I should have bought this a long time ago.
January 18, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It works great
January 16, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Better
Better than electric
January 6, 2020
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Tired of bending under the table and losing time changing bits. This will help me setup more quickly and access the collet.
Michael B on Jun 3, 2020
Good reviews over many years. Fit my budget.
Sean V on May 28, 2020
Tired of bending under the table and losing time changing bits. This will help me setup more quickly and access the collet.
Michael B on Jun 3, 2020
to put in the workbench i built
Matthew D on May 29, 2020
Good reviews over many years. Fit my budget.
Sean V on May 28, 2020
To create my custom router table
Scott R on May 27, 2020
Adds the convenience of not needing to access router underneath for cut level
Bill R on Apr 27, 2020
Building a custom table saw and router table
NICHOLAS U on Apr 23, 2020
Seems to be the best value.
Jacob K on Apr 17, 2020
comfortable ease of assembly & use of a friends router mounted in table
Linda M on Apr 16, 2020
So I don't have to crawl under the table to make adjustments. Really it's because I don't have to remove the router to make adjustments.
Thomas K on Apr 14, 2020
To go with my Bosch 1617 and custom table. Tired of messing with the Bosch lift , which doesn’t function well.
C L on Mar 26, 2020
Recommended by your customer service people
Ron on Mar 24, 2020
Good reviews and very economical
Leonard B on Mar 16, 2020
Good reviews, what I am looking for. Have tried to purchase at my local Rockler Store since Christmas, never in stock, was told they were not sure when it would return.
BJ on Mar 12, 2020
Good value lift for a hobbyist.
James D on Feb 26, 2020
this unit is less expensive than other models offered by Rockler and had better reviews
Anthony P on Feb 16, 2020
To perform quick and accurate setups
David C on Jan 22, 2020
Because it fits the router table top I bought!
Elmar C. G on Jan 10, 2020
Reviews & Price
Tom B on Dec 11, 2019
Rockler name and all the good reviews
William P on Nov 20, 2019
price
Richard P on Oct 4, 2019
Always had a use for a router table, but had no router table. Figured it was about time I had a router table. So I will create one. Plus doesn't hurt that it was on sale. Thanx
Bob E on Sep 23, 2019
Have been watching YouTube videos on how I can make my own Router Lift because I have been looking for one and prices have too high to justify. That is until this deal came along. Why spend the time making my own when this will be as good, if not better and I will be up and running with it as soon as it comes in.
Richard G on Sep 22, 2019
Building mobile router tabel <br />This looks like cost effective solution for what I need
Robert D on Sep 19, 2019
always wanted a router lift and this was a good price
MIKE S on Sep 19, 2019
Frustration with using router table. This looks more effective
James P on Sep 17, 2019
Rockler brand and performance plus great deal!
Jeff W on Sep 15, 2019
Lower price, good reviews, quality product.
Robert J on Sep 15, 2019
I'm building a router table, and will incorporate this into it.
Bob on Sep 14, 2019
I wanted one for a long time and this will make changing bits both convenient and easy. The recommendations were good and it was on sale. I decided to give myself an early birthday present.
Bradford T on Sep 14, 2019
Use the same router lift FX at work works awesome I just need the same at home
Kevin H on Sep 13, 2019
Was going to buy it in a month or so to complete my router table. Couldn’t pass on the price right now. Thanks for the $50 off Rockler.
Paul M on Sep 13, 2019
This has been on my wish list for some time. Can't wait to use it.
Michael C on Sep 9, 2019
Tired of doing lunges to change bits
Matthew M on Aug 25, 2019
fits my benchdog router table
Christopher W on Jul 28, 2019
Out of stock in my local store for 3 weeks. I bought a router table package and have been waiting for it to get in stock.
Kevin K on Jul 8, 2019
I have a Benchdog Protop model RT150 router table and Rockler lifts are the only lift I found that fit the opening without having to modify top. Additional, the price Point was lower than any other lift.
Matt H on Jul 3, 2019
Needed in my shop
Clinton W on Jul 2, 2019
Have had a need for a lift for a while. Grabbed the sale price!
Keith P on Jul 2, 2019
to use in my shop
Tom D on Jul 1, 2019
Gift.
Heather N on May 14, 2019
Upgrade to my bench dog table.
Walter F on Feb 8, 2019
upgrade my router table
Mark K on Feb 4, 2019
I like the ability to adjust my router height from the table top and couldn't justify the pro lift yet.
Matthew L on Jan 24, 2019
Price
Alex M on Jan 4, 2019
had the best rating
john p on Jan 3, 2019
Wanted to update my router table and this unit appeared to be of a high quality with a semi reasonable price.
JJLLBB on Jan 1, 2019
For a Christmas gift, and because of how great a router lift is :)
M A on Dec 15, 2018
My husband asked for it for Xmas.
Lisa P on Dec 7, 2018
Tired of not having a good lift for my table
Joseph D on Nov 27, 2018
To make it easier on the router table
Dennis b on Nov 26, 2018
to put in the workbench i built
Matthew D on May 29, 2020
To create my custom router table
Scott R on May 27, 2020
Will a Hitachi M12VC fit in this lift?
KEVIN S on Nov 14, 2016
Will this lift work in a Bench Dog Protop router table?
Darrell on Sep 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this lift will fit.
Will this fit an old Black and Decker 7640 router?
Scot M on Sep 3, 2015
will this lift accept the Kreg PRS3040 Precision Router Table Insert Plate Levelers?
sefuexelagujero on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Kreg PRS 3040 levelers are designed to use in a table opening with a 3/4" radius on each corner. The radius on the Rockler Router Lift FX is 3/8". This difference would create a void that could hinder the optimal operation of your table.
can I use 1613 evs in fx lift?
George on Jun 30, 2015
What replacement insert goes with this plate? I would like to buy some blanks and make my own holes.
Paul C on Aug 5, 2016
Will this fit on the Bosch 1181 Router table? Think the 11 3/4 inch measurement is fine but the 8 1/4 inch measurement is too short.
Steve M on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This will only be suitable for tables that use an 8-1/4" x 11-3/4" plate size.
What is the radius of the corners?
Russ S on Jan 12, 2019
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Will a Makita 1100 router work with this lift. The Makita 1100 has a 3 1/4 motor?
Steve E on Nov 8, 2016
I have the bosch RA1171 router table. I am wondering if this will fit my router table?
patrick g on Feb 8, 2017
Will it fit in the Kreg router table? I can't find the insert dimensions.
Murphy S on May 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The lift has a 3/8" corner radius so it will not fit a table with a 3/4" corner radius. However, it can be adapted to a table having a 3/4" radius by filing the corners on the lift down to a 3/4" radius. The insert is aluminum so this wouldn't be a difficult task.
I have one of Rockler's older table-tops without the screw hold-down in the corners. Will the plate sit flat in that? Are the "newer" plates thicker, bigger, etc...?
Daric M on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I do not have a direct answer but, You could install your own threaded inserts. This would allow for some adjustment. Most all table plate holes, are slight deeper then needed. This is allows for some depth adjustment. If your table is made of wood or Composite, it would be possible for you to use your own router to modify the depth of the hole. Then it could match the hole size needed or modify the table to provide height adjustment. Hope this helps
It states what routers its for, but when it shows dewalt router it has an aster behind it. I can't find out why, does any body know?
A shopper on Apr 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use the lift table with a Dewalt (DW618) router motor with no issue. I bought a foot peddle because reaching under the table to turn the router on and off was not always convenient, but the motor works well.
Will this fit the Bosch RA1181 router table?
William Thompson L on Feb 18, 2018
Will the router lift accept Makita half inch routers?
LAWRENCE K on Oct 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure. I have a DeWalt, and it lifts 1/4 and 1/2 inch shank cutters. Deeper in the description of this product is the list of compatible routers.
I have a Porter Cable 895 router kit with its own crank system. Why would I need a $200+ Router Lift FX or similar unit instead of a $60 router plate?
Bob F on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A plate will suffice, the lift will give you stability and precise adjustment advantage.
What is the silver screw for that has an approximate 1 " bushing on it?
A shopper on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It fits in the hole to the right of the bit. It's used in conjunction with a bit with a bearing to assist in guiding and stabilizing the work piece.
it there an insert that will accept a porter cable style bushing?
John Mathis on Jan 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, John. I never got that far as the lift ended up not being compatible with my Kreg table. If I recall though, I had intended to mount a 690 on it and it was capable. I did return the lift but for no other reason than the plate dimensions.
Are the inserts held on merely by screws? Is there some form of quick removal? Having to undo a bunch of screws any time i need to change inserts is a huge design flaw and a deal breaker for me.
David E on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Initially the three screws seemed somewhat bothersome however after that initial experience , I kept my small battery powered screwdriver with a magnetic tip to remove and replace the screws . Placing the screws in a small shallow container to keep them from wandering off helped as well. I am now thankful for a secure and easy way to keep the insert in place .
Will it fit a bosh ra1171?
Frank S on Apr 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: wish I could answer. I used a DeWalt and it works great. Lew
How do I lock the lift after the desired height? My router slowly lowers while in use. I can watch the set screw rotating while the router is on.
A shopper on May 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You may need to re-adjust the thread tensioning. The instruction for re-adjusting the thread tensioning are given on page 4 on the right hand side http://go.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000606AD.pdf under the heading the reads ‘Installing the router’.
Will this work with a Porter Cable 7518 router?
Steve B on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No the 7518 is too big for this lift. I tried it and had to send it back.
Does this unit have a starter pin? Where?
Mary E M on Jun 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It’s located 2.5” from the collet center line, at the 3 o’clock position, between the two screws and slightly closer to the collet than are the screws.
Which Rockler 2 1/2" router table plate insert will fit the Rockler Router Lift FX Item #: 23194?
Duane H on Dec 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I installed it into the Bench Dog Table top unit with a Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP Router. The only thing i would change is a soft start unit.
Will the lift plate fit a 3 1/2 raised panel bit?
Hali S G on Nov 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hali S G - I utilize a Porter Cable 2 1/2 horsepower (890) in my Lift FX. I do utilize the 2 1/2 inch raised panel bits from Rockler on the lift. I will be running a Freud Quadra Cut raised panel bit in the next week or so. I do not attempt to make one pass with the router/bit - I make several passes until I have achieved the full potential cut/profile for the bit. Review the list of compatible routers on the Rockler website for the Lift FX and then see if that router can handle a 3 1/2 inch raised panel bit.
the fitting for the hex handle lift is rounded. can i buy a new fitting?
steve on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think that's more a question for rockler. I've not had this problem..... Yet
will the bosch MRF23EVS fit the FX lift
Kein P on Feb 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, the motor housing shape prevents it from being compatible.
will this system fit a Ryobi (RE 1802M) router?
Tim S on Mar 11, 2016
Does lift accept large 3-1/4hp and up?
Mike F on Dec 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will only except the proper diameter with a little adjustment to smaller or larger size, about 3 1/4" I believe, have to measure for sure. I know I tried a smaller dia. and it would not go small enough and had to buy a different router, went with a Bosch. Not sure if it could hold up to the 3 hp either. Sorry not to be much help. Insert plates are thin also, have to shim up mine by .008" or you have jumps going through from one side to the other, and that is with different inset plates too.
I plan on building this into a new workbench. How much room should I plan on, beneath the table when the motor is in the stowed position? I have a 690 Porter Cable Motor. Thanks
Chuck Y on May 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I just measured my set up. It is 8" from the bottom of the table to the bottom of the router when it all the way down. You may want to add another inch just for good measure.
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