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Rockler Router Lift FX

Item #
23194
Rating:
90% of 100
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Rockler Router Lift FX

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 No
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.
Technical Documents
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Prop 65 WarningWARNING: 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.
4.5 / 5.0
145 Reviews
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Awesome Lift
Love the Rockler lift. Using the router is SOOOO much easier and especially changing the router bits. I don’t know why anyone would spend more on a lift.
October 20, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome tool. Just what I needed to complete my router table.
October 15, 2018
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fantastic
Works perfectly. Anyone who does routing should invest in The rockler lift. The price defies the quality and functionality of the product.
July 19, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
I would recommend it to everyone.
Very easy to set up. Wish I got it sooner. Really easy to use.
July 6, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Looks Good
Have only used it once but it worked great the first time. It was easy to install in the router table I made.
June 10, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
I would recommend
Very well built.
May 1, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great fit for a table saw extension
Very nice Router lift. I had considered building one until I saw this on sale. Very happy I bought it. The only issues I had was that I didn’t know about the router plate template and leveling kit until after I ordered it. I installed the lift it in my table saw extension and ended up making the template and bought #8 screws at the local hardware store.
April 8, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very nice and easy to adjust.
I really like my new rockler router table! It has made my projects(wife’s projects) alt easier and cleaner!! Beats a 1940s table saw to death!
February 12, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Makes adjusting height so easy
Love it. My only suggestion is on future models, add a 1/8th inch grid scale on each side of the base plate for fence alignment.
February 6, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect Lift
This is a must have if your adding it to your table saw wing
Great addition to the table saw wing. Works great and saves much needed space.
Great addition to the table saw wing. Works great and saves much needed space.
January 9, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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'll be lifting that router
Foyal C on Aug 1, 2018
Have order Rockler products before and they are always top quality.

Just purchased a Porter Cable 690 router and needed a lift. Knowing Rockler, I know I can count on a quality product which performs as advertised.
Joe H on Jun 27, 2018
'll be lifting that router
Foyal C on Aug 1, 2018
For speed and convenience. I get tried of be a contortionists reaching under the table to adjust the height and holder a measuring instrument at the same time.
Kenneth B on Jun 30, 2018
Have order Rockler products before and they are always top quality.

Just purchased a Porter Cable 690 router and needed a lift. Knowing Rockler, I know I can count on a quality product which performs as advertised.
Joe H on Jun 27, 2018
reviews and liked it.
Jimmy H on Jun 26, 2018
Website Video - looked ideal choice for my workshop
Val Z on Jun 23, 2018
Although a little pricey, I have seen the lift in use and it is well worth the money as a time and effort saver.
David G on Jun 22, 2018
Make raising/lowering easier
Janeil K on May 12, 2018
Its compatible with my Rockler router table
Richard S on May 3, 2018
Price and features
Edward J K on Apr 12, 2018
tried making my own not so good decided to invest in one
Rick N on Apr 8, 2018
I liked the price and the Rockler name.
Terrence H on Apr 3, 2018
on sale
William S on Apr 2, 2018
The FX lift has a good review and should be a good fit for my smaller router.
Gary B on Apr 1, 2018
It rated well and appeared a good value. Also, since I own the Rockler router table, I knew everything would fit perfect.
Jennifer C on Mar 3, 2018
Pricing and setup.
David M on Feb 7, 2018
have had problems with the last one I got
Kay E on Jan 2, 2018
Gift for my daughter
Susan M on Jan 2, 2018
I'm tired of always trying to set my router from the bottom
Danny H on Jan 2, 2018
At this time I am in the process of making a plan design custom router cabinet and operational top by Norm Abrams. The router lift RX was my choice not only because of reasonable cost, but simplistic of operation.
Mike M on Dec 25, 2017
Tired of manually adjusting the bit height
Richard C on Dec 24, 2017
Brother in law has used this for years and highly recommends it
Edward T on Dec 21, 2017
ROCKLER QUALITY&BACK ISSUES
David A A on Dec 21, 2017
Husband wanted this
Julie B on Dec 16, 2017
pricing
Henry A on Dec 14, 2017
I wanted to add an affordable router lift to my Rockler router table to take advantage of the features that the lift offers.
Richard H on Dec 9, 2017
for cabinets
Elizabeth J on Dec 9, 2017
Been wanting one for years
THOMAS C on Dec 2, 2017
Compatible with existing Rockler phenolic router table, sale price, and good reviews.
Michael H on Dec 1, 2017
price
Steve H on Nov 30, 2017
Building a router table extension on my table saw & felt this might be a good lift to go with a Dewalt DW618 router. Time will tell...
THOMAS G on Nov 23, 2017
It's a precision instrument that works well with my Bosch 2 1/4 hp router. If I buy a larger router in the future, I might regret this purchase. But for now, it's the perfect choice.
marshall on Nov 21, 2017
Needed a router lift for the Port-a-mate router motor I purchased from Woodcraft that wasn't going to cost me an arm and a leg.
Jeffrey M on Nov 17, 2017
To solve the problem of router bit changes
Greg A on Nov 2, 2017
for for accurate measurements
Wayne I on Oct 1, 2017
Fits router table I have
Michael B on Sep 22, 2017
I can build it in to my table saw top. I am returning 2 router plates I just bought from you because I like this idea better - I haven't used them.
Harleston I on Sep 21, 2017
have this currently and it works well
Jeff R on Sep 19, 2017
i need a great lift for my router table
Andrew C on Aug 3, 2017
This was on Mike's birthday list. You will have to ask him why he chose it.
Mike M on Jul 10, 2017
better than the way I have been been doing it...taking router in and out for adjustments
Erik J on May 17, 2017
because i am just a woodworking hobbyist an its in my price range
Albert J on Apr 20, 2017
i like the ease of adjustment
Ken D on Apr 10, 2017
PRICE
Randall H on Mar 23, 2017
for router table build
Mike R on Mar 17, 2017
Makes life easier.
William B on Mar 13, 2017
trying to make using my table top router a little easier on my back.
Robert F on Mar 5, 2017
To provide a more accurate and easier method to raise and lower the router on the table.
Frank T on Mar 3, 2017
The micro adjustability of a router lift is invaluable when crafting fine furniture and cabinetry. The amount of time and material saved during setups and repeated operations soon pays for itself.
Richard S on Mar 2, 2017
I needed it
Tom F on Feb 24, 2017
Hard to find item to match my DeWalt DW618 Router. Rockler always delivers quality equipment.
David J on Feb 18, 2017
For speed and convenience. I get tried of be a contortionists reaching under the table to adjust the height and holder a measuring instrument at the same time.
Kenneth B on Jun 30, 2018
reviews and liked it.
Jimmy H on Jun 26, 2018
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 A 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
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.
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.
I have the bosch RA1171 router table. I am wondering if this will fit my router table?
patrick g on Feb 8, 2017
Will this fit the Bosch RA1181 router table?
William Thompson L on Feb 18, 2018
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.
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
BEST ANSWER: I don't know which replacements fit, but I wish the plate allowed locking inserts.....
Will a Makita 1100 router work with this lift. The Makita 1100 has a 3 1/4 motor?
Steve E on Nov 8, 2016
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.
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.
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.
it there an insert that will accept a porter cable style bushing?
John M 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.
will this system fit a Ryobi (RE 1802M) router?
Tim S on Mar 11, 2016
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.
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 .
Does it come with the crank?
Erik J on May 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It does come with crank
What is the lift range on the Rockler Router Lift FX? Will I be able to change out bits above the table or is it necessary to remove the assembly from the table?
Claude Z on Nov 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You don't have to remove the router to change the bits, I can raise the collet above the table, reach under to push in the detent pin and just use the wrench on the collet.
Is the top plate phenolic or aluminum?
Blake on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Aluminum.
Which Rockler router table with this function with?
Andrew H on Feb 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Andrew,
Im using the Rockler lift with a Bench Dog table. Works great! A good investment and easy to use. Setup time was minimal.
I have the Porter Cable 890 motor and it seems like I have to take the plate insert out (3 screws) before I can change bits. Does this seem correct? And even with the plate insert removed, I still can't reach the spindle lock button so I have to wedge the spindle wrench in to the bottom nut at a weird angle and then use a second wrench to loosen the nut. Am I doing something wrong or is this the intended procedure? I've used other lift/router combinations where it was trivial to change bits above the table.
David D on May 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: hi dave you should be able to crank the router up high enough with the height adjuster .if not check how you have the router mounted in the holder you may need to re-adjust the router higher in the holding mount. you should be able to use the two wrenches to change the bites .one on the shaft an one on the locking nut. If your using a wide bite like a 1/2" rounding bite you'll have to change the plate with a bigger hole .goodly luck
Will this work on a Bosch router table?
Jody C on Aug 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't know. I tried tomake it fit a sears table with no rsuyst, I returnd it to rockler and was given credit. Co is A1.