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Router Raizer

Item #
26031
Rating:
90% of 100

There's never been an easier or safer way to get quick depth-of-cut adjustments with your plunge router. The Router Raizer lets you work from both the topside and underside of your router table. With the Router Raizer no special insert is required (or included) - use any router plate from 3/16" to 1/2" thick will do the trick! Height adjustments are made with a speed wrench that fits through a small hole drilled through your insert plate. When hand-held, adjustments are made from the top with a knurled adjustment knob that also works with the speed wrench. Router Raizer includes all the necessary components, instructions, and templates you need to turn your plunge router into an easily adjustable Router Raizer. Slight modification to your router is required, but well worth the effort.


Will the Router Raizer work with my router?
Router Raizer* is designed to fit the following plunge routers.

  • Craftsman 27505
  • Craftsman 27506
  • Craftsman 27510
  • Craftsman 27511
  • DeWalt DW625
  • Elu 3337
  • Freud FT2000
  • Freud FT2000E
  • Hitachi M12V
  • Hitachi TR12
  • Hitachi M12V2
  • Makita 3612B
  • Makita 3612BR
  • Makite 3612C
  • Porter Cable 7538
  • Porter Cable 7529
  • Porter Cable 7539
  • Porter Cable 693
  • Porter Cable 693PK
  • Porter Cable 6931 base
  • Ryobi RE600
  • *Slight router modification is required.


(1) Router Raizer
(1) Set of Instructions/Templates
Router plate shown not included.
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number RZ100
Weight 1.3000
Prop 65 Warning WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
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Great router lift
Once I figured out the terminology it wen together ver well. I really like how this has improved the setup of my router from above. Much more accurate than guessing and making adjustments with the native plunge mechanism.
August 18, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Good Device/Excellent Service
I have had the Router Raizer installed on my table for three years now. It's an affordable, effective and easy upgrade to your router table. One thing I did not care for was the length of the wrench handle that requires two hands to raise/lower your router. It's just too long to use one hand and not have it wobble out of the nut. I countered this with a hexagonal bit in an old drill to speed things up. As a result, I eventually stripped that nut, as I'd crank it too high during bit changes. I called support, expecting to pay for the new pieces, but was surprised and pleased to learn they'd simply send me replacement parts at no charge and walk me through the easy installation. No talk of when I bought the RR, just pleasant service by Dave, who could not have been nicer. There may be fancier devices on the market (that cost quite a bit more), but great customer service will always make my decision for me!
August 4, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Router Raizer
The instructions are quite detailed, and once installed it works well. Certainly it's the best value for the money that I've seen.

That said, I happen to be working with a twenty plus year old Freud FT2000. It had to be "persuaded" to come apart as described and, while I did find the part of the instructions that said to be sure that you have the little brass plug back in the plunge lock when you are reassembling, I somehow didn't catch the part that said to not let it fall to the floor and end up under a cabinet hidden in a pile of sawdust when you are taking it apart in the first place.

I would suggest a clean room while doing the conversion - not your shop.
May 1, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worth every penny of what it costs.
Couldn't be happier with the results of the installation on my old Porter Cable 3 1/4 plunge router. I have had it installed in my table saw extension but seldom used it.
A well thought out package of parts and instructions!
January 22, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works Smoothly, Great Instructions
I bought this from Rockler about 2 years ago, got busy and was inspired to install it this week on our router table because we needed it.

The Good:
1. First, the instructions are the clearest with the best photos of any I have ever seen and my husband and I have assembled beaucoup tools and other things over the years.
2. The Router Raizer works very smoothly, raising or lowering your router 1/16” per rotation.
3. The speed drive has a built in magnet on it for removing and replacing the metal dust cover that keeps dust from getting into the mechanism. You just slide it over the cover to remove it. Leave it there while you adjust the router’s height and when you are finished, just slide it over the hole and the cover slips right back into place. Really slick. If you try doing it by hand, the cover will likely not fit as readily.
4. While the manual is daunting since it covers a large number of routers, on its website, Router Technologies allows you to download only the instructions you need for your router—10-11 pages vs. the 50+ that come with the kit. It is easier than flipping back and forth. While you can separate out the pages you need, you probably won’t be able to staple everything back together unless you have a hefty stapler. Printing out what you need is easier.
5. All the parts are illustrated true to size, so it you are wondering whether it’s part #17 or #18 you need (they look similar), you can just place the part on the picture and voila, it is clear.
6. The kit comes with 5 dust covers, so if you lose one, there are 4 more.

Observations and Tips:
1. There are a lot of tiny parts which are difficult to handle and even easier to drop and lose. I recommend putting them all in a container. The plastic tubs that mushrooms come in are ideal.
2. You will have a lot of parts left over since the kit fits many different routers. Keep them in a ziplock bag in the event you change routers in the future. Same for the parts from your router that are not reused.
3. Hope you didn’t throw away your router base when you installed it in a router table. Unless you table plate is 1/2” thick, you are going to need it.

The Bad:
1. The main criticism I have is about modifying the lock lever on Porter Cable 7539 router. We had a heck of a time getting it to work until we realized that the screws holding in the bolt should only be lightly tightened. If you tighten it tight with a screwdriver, the height range on the router will be reduced to less than an inch.
2. This is more of a suggestion. Listing the tools needed at the start of the router specific instructions would reduce installation time for those of us you read as we go.

Some reviewers say they completed the entire job in 1 or 2 hours. It took us much longer. This is not a race. Take your time. In the end, you will have a superb router lift.
December 12, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Router Raizer
Works great.
October 25, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Sweet
Get this, spend a couple of hours on the upgrade, and be thankful the someone makes this kit. I couldn't be happier.
April 18, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent router table upgrade
Easy to install on my Riobi RE600 router.Works great.Would recommend it to anyone.
September 26, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works well
After reading the instructions twice it was a fairly easy install.
May 11, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
If You Know How.....
An old saying I came across years ago: "If you don't know how it's simple awful. If you know how it's awfully simple." This applies to the Router Raizer. Spend time with the instructions. Read them twice if need be. The actual assembly of the Router Raizer is simple if you follow the instructions provided. The tool is a very nice lift. I found I understood the functions of my PC 690 Plunge Router a bit better by installing the Router Raizer. It works great on my Kreg router table and should be fine for any good table. I like how my accuracy in setting has improved. Would buy again!
November 6, 2015
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Good reviews and fits my router.
David D on May 20, 2019
I chose the Router Raizer so I could continue to use my plunge router with the existing plate in my cast iron table that has a nonstandard opening for the plate.
Harvey R on Mar 14, 2019
Good reviews and fits my router.
David D on May 20, 2019
Good reviews and decent price.
Jim J on May 20, 2019
I chose the Router Raizer so I could continue to use my plunge router with the existing plate in my cast iron table that has a nonstandard opening for the plate.
Harvey R on Mar 14, 2019
to raise a router
Gary D on Dec 16, 2018
I have bought 4 befor
Richard M on Sep 29, 2017
I'm not Beverly!!
Beverly L on Jul 31, 2017
Good Reviews, above the table router height adjustment.
Martin W on Jul 20, 2017
easier adjustment
Gary R on Mar 11, 2017
Designing new equipment
Rodney G on Feb 24, 2017
Price
Thomas D on Jan 8, 2017
Best way to raise router in table at a reasonable price.
Ned D on Apr 29, 2016
This was a good option for my router which is not of the separate motor / plunge base configuration.
James K on Oct 4, 2015
My husband had this on his amazon wish ist
sharon b on Jun 14, 2015
price, fits my router
G R on Apr 25, 2015
Good reviews and decent price.
Jim J on May 20, 2019
to raise a router
Gary D on Dec 16, 2018
Will this work with the current model ryobi plunge router?
Evan P on Jul 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For a REO 660 only
Does the router raiser fit the Porter Cable 892?
Ken D on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Ken, I installed mine on a 6931 base and I don't know the difference from a 892. I can tell you that it works well, although you do need to keep the slides cleaned a lubed per the instructions. Installation was pretty straight forward. There was one hole that needed to be drilled that was a little hard to get perfect, but luckily it wasn't that critical.
Router Raizor used to have a model 200 that fit Bosch. Will this model fit a Bosch? I have an older model Bosch 1615EVS.
Joe on May 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My advice, call Router Technologies and ask them. They are very helpful.
I know you had mention the Dewalt DW 625 does that cover the DW 625EK?
James on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I can not answer for any DeWalt routers. I did buy the Router Raizer to use with an old Black & Decker router that was not listed as a router that fit the Router Raizer. I was able to make adjustments, remove a couple parts on the router, and made the Router Raizer fit. The Router Raizer comes with instructions for fitting it to all sorts of routers and I was able to piece together instructions for a couple different routers in order to juryrig for my router.
My bet is that you can jury rig the Router Raizer and your router to make it work -- I can not be certain, of course. Buying the Router Raizer does become a bit of a gamble for someone with a router that is not on the list.
Good luck!
roger . . . .
Does this mean it won't work with a Dewalt 6184 ?
Harry on Aug 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I do not know but I bet "hairy" can figure out a way to fit the Router Raizer to his router. The Router Raizer did not fit my Black&Decker router but I had no trouble making adjustments in the instructions so that I have the Router Raizer installed now and it works, even though Black&Decker routers are not listed.
Can the tool still plunge easily or is this feature eliminated after modifications?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have a Mikita 3612. I had to do a lot of modifications, but was able to successfully get things set up. For my particular situation, the plunge feature has been disabled due to the hard connection for the raising ability. I would think this would be the same for other routers. I guess if the hard crank feature was disconnected, then you could use the plunge operation again. It would seem to me that the plunge feature would be pretty hard to control while the router was attached to the base and upside down. Good luck on your situation. Happy routing.
Will this fit into a Freud RTS 5000?
Greg B on Jul 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Don't know. I adapted mine to a Ryobi with no issues. It works very well. You may have to make up a template to fit the router to your insert. I would go on line and read the install instructions to see if they address the Freud.
will this work when bolted to a table saw top and not using a router plate?
jack c on Apr 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Jack, I use a router plate with mIne so I’m not sure about your application. In thinking about, you can probably adapt it, but I’m not sure if it has enough travel to compensate for the additional thickness of the ts top.
With this installed on the router, how is the bit changed? Can you raise bit above table to change bit?
Chas B on Dec 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can either use the offset wrench that Rockler sells for this purpose or do what I did and put a collect extender on the router to raise the bit above the table. You can find them on ebay.
Hi, does the Raizer move the router the full plunge depth or is it just for fine adjustment after manually plunging to an approx depth?
Gsysps on Sep 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It moves the entire plunge depth via a rotary knob. I also believe you can flip your router's original depth lever to get close than use the rotary knob for fine tuning. Either way, this was well worth the purchase!! Very happy with mine!!
Hi, will this fit an old elu black and decker 3338 plunge router?
Ron R on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It's on the template or not. The three hp Ryobi I used was not on the router template and mounted it. The raizer works fine on my table without any issues. You could contact the manufacturers tech support with this question
Can I make it work with a Ryobi RE 180PL1 router?
A shopper on May 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I'm sorry I could not say since I'm using a Freud 2000 and for me this is a very good tool, but I had to follow the instruction very closely as not to make any error. Thanks to Rockler to put that tool on their catalog. Good luck whit yours, I hope somebody would help you. Ray
will this work with a Porter Cable 7518 router?
Steve B on Apr 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not listed, but if you are really interested, I recommend calling Router Technologies. The word is its technical and customer service are aces.
Does it fit inside the Rockler Dust Bucket?
Stoofdriver on Feb 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The razer kit allows you to modify a supported router so that it raises and lowers from the top. The end result is a modified router that is the same size as the original.
Can I change bits above the table?
Brent K on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a Porter Cable 7539 and the answer is yes. Raising the router to its maximum height, we can get the wrenches in to change the bit. For the lower wrench, it would be easier using an offset wrench and Router Technologies provides a template for bending the wrench to the proper shape. But you have to get it red hot and the metal will lose its temper. So, we decided to pass.
Is this lift Compatible with a MAKITA 1101 ROUTER? Thank you
j p on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. The kit was never installed because it was considered to complicated and contained too many parts as well as modification to the router. Just buy a compatible router for the purpose. A waste of money.
Can it be used with the Porter Cable 7529?
Jim J on May 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the paper work that came with my router raizer lists the Porter Cable 7529 as one of the routers that it will work with.
I have a bosch 1617EVSPK will it fit?
David B on Jan 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Was not listed in the install manual as one of the routers it would fit, I installed mine on a porter cable 7539. I also have bosch router however use it as a hand unit as the porter cable is permanently mounted.
I have a Craftsman 27683 router. Can it be made to work with this lift kit? Where can I get other mounting plates?
Raymond B on Nov 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The kit contains pieces and parts for all different types of Routers, there will be left over parts after you set up your particular Router. I would say if your router is not in the list of Routers named it will not work. You may have to buy a router to fit the set up, very nice set up, works great. I used to use a scissor jack to adjust the course height in the past the use the fine adjustment wheel on the router to make the final adjustment.
Does this work with with a bench dog plate?
Nate L on Oct 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It should. You just have to drill a hole iin the right place.
I can’t find a router lift for my Craftsman router 27680, will this one be compatible?
Ted S on Dec 26, 2018
Will this work on a Makita M3600G 1650W 12.7mm (1/2") MT Series Plunge Router ?
Mark C on Apr 5, 2018