Router Lift

Router Lift

June 8, 2023

The Spark

We had a member request that we get a router lift, and also had member requests for a different router table configuration. The current router table was too tall once you clamped it to a workbench.

So, we decided to get a router lift and mount it on the wing of the tablesaw.

The Things


  • 3/4 inch plywood
  • Countertop
  • 2x4s
  • Contact Cement
  • Wood glue
  • Bolts

Tools Used

  • Tablesaw
  • X-carve
  • Glue and clamps
  • Drill

The Process

Step 1

First Step

Plywood cut to fit lift

Cut the plywood to fit the tablesaw and then use the X-carve to cut a mounting place in the center of the plywood.

Step 2

Second Step

Countertop Installed

Cut the countertop and use contact cement to glue it to the top of the plywood. The countertop will provide a smooth slick surface to allow wood to slide smoothly through the router.

Step 3

Third Step

Framing the plywood

Cut the 2x4s to frame out the bottom of the plywood so it can be mounted to the tablesaw.

Step 4

Fourth Step

Mounted lift assembly

Mount the completed lift assembly to the tablesaw and level it with the tablesaw surface.

Step 5

Final Step

Completed Lift Assembly

Add a drawer for the lift wrench, throat plates, and router tools.