Jointech SmartLift Digital Router Table Lift

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With a Digital Absolute Encoder and a digital display recessed into the SmartLift Digital's 9-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 3/8" top plate, bit height settings are repeatable to .001". The SmartLift Digital™ incorporates a self-adjusting anti-backlash direct-drive system. One complete rotation of the height adjustment handle results in 1/16" movement of the Router Carriage. All moving components are either Stainless Steel or completely shielded from dust and debris.

The SmartLift Digital accepts any round motor, fixed based router from Porter Cable, Bosch, Makita or DeWALT. The Porter Cable 7518 and 7519 fit directly. (Does not work with plunge routers.) Comes with a Height Adjustment Handle, Starter Guide Pin, Insert Ring Wrench and 3 Insert Rings (1/2", 1-3/8" and 2-1/2"). An optional 5 piece Insert Ring Set is available (3/4", 1", 1-1/2", 2" and a blank with a center alignment hole).

Reducing Adapter 1: For routers with motor diameters of 3 1/2" including Dewalt 610, 616, 618; Bosch 1617, 1618; Porter Cable 690 or 890 series.

Reducing Adapter 2: For router with motor diameters of 3 1/4" including Makita 1101

WOOD magazine review

One word for this digital router lift: Wow!

Review Summary

High points: Sophisticated electronics measure the actual height change of the router, eliminating the need for backlash counter-measures. We found we could return precisely to any height setting if we first zeroed the bit to insert level. Auto-off feature saves batteries and remembers last height setting when reactivated.
More points: We noticed dust inside the digital display, but Jointech’s Kevin Kirkman assured us that current displays are sealed against dust penetration, and that ours would be replaced under warranty. Also available without the digital display (SmartLift Analog), but the bare-bones scale on that model left us guessing about changes to bit height.

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