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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« on: October 04, 2021, 09:39 PM »
I'm thinking about getting a Jessem router table. I have an unused Elu 3337-9, and thinking about getting the Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige which has mounting holes for the Elu.

I have no real experience with a router table, so could use some advice on the functional utility of my proposed setup vs. using another lift and a plain router motor. I do have a Bosch 1617 EVS I could use.

I see that the Rout-R-Lift does not allow bit changes from above the table; being an old geezer with a bad back that could be the deal breaker.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2021, 09:48 PM by Stan Tillinghast »
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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 01:29 AM »
You could probably enable bit changes above the table using a collet extension?


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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 06:08 PM »
I just hate having the Elu router go to waste. I have an OF 1500 and a 1010.
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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 06:37 PM »
I think the Elu is the same as Dewalt 625.

If that’s the case then you should be able to operate the spindle lock from above the table with a cranked wrench, but if not a collet extender will allow bit changes above the table with two wrenches.


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Offline ghjaxman

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2021, 09:54 PM »
Take a look at the Router Raizer. I have an Elu 3338 in my router table with the Router Raizer. Not quite as good as the Jessem but it works and costs less.

It really is great router Swiss made. My issue has been dust collection when used as a regular router. Not an issue in the router table with a Rockler box.

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2021, 08:02 PM »
I have this Elu (stripped down) in a router table. It used the Router Raizer along with a Muscle Chuck (for above-table bit changes). I also added the dust shroud from a Dewalt DW625 and a Festool split hose for dust collection.

Details here (plus more):
 http://www.inthewoodshop.com/Powered%20Tools%20and%20Machinery/RouterTableAdventure.html

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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2021, 04:54 AM »
That Musclechuck looks really good Derek. Hadn’t heard of it before - thanks for the tip.


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Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Planning router table: ELU + Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2021, 02:36 PM »
Hey, mate, thanks for the photos and ideas! You've given me lots of encouragement.

I've ordered the Musclechuck, in fact, I ordered one for the Elu in the router table, and one for the OF 1400.
Unfortunately the Jessem Rout-R-Lift Prestige is backordered right now. I've asked about availability time.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2021, 04:24 PM by Stan Tillinghast »
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