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Offline Prizen

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RUWI lift table
« on: December 22, 2020, 05:35 PM »
Hi all,

i am interested in a lifting table and came across ruwi, who also have a unique looking clamping system

They are a lot of coin so trying to do my research. Anyone got one or perhaps use one at some point?

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Offline Svar

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 05:52 PM »
I think @grayedout has one.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2020, 06:02 PM »
Felder also has a couple of models. Might want to take a look at them if only to make you feel better about the RUWI price  [eek]

I believe that @HAXIT has two of those.

He hasn’t been active since April though. But here’s a link to his shop build. He talks about them in it.

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/new-workshop-build-49257/

Ron

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 05:36 AM »
Felder also has a couple of models. Might want to take a look at them if only to make you feel better about the RUWI price  [eek]

I believe that @HAXIT has two of those.

He hasn’t been active since April though. But here’s a link to his shop build. He talks about them in it.

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/new-workshop-build-49257/

Ron


The ones Felder sells are made by Ruwi, as far as I know.
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Offline rvieceli

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2020, 06:49 AM »
looks like the same table mechanisms

Offline gunnyr

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 06:56 AM »
At the last IWF in Atlanta I saw the Marcon Lift Table.  Pretty pricey table but if you prevent one lost time injury or save one heavy project from damage you'll pay for it.  Seems like it was in the $4K range.  As I recall they are sold pretty old school; you have to call!  Here's the phone#/email info from the brochure: 707.292.6289  conradrey@comcast.net

I spoke with Conrad for a few minutes, he is very passionate about his product!  Seemed to be very well built, aimed at the furniture industry rather than an adaptation from metal fabrication.

I did find a reference to them on line here:
Marcon Lift Table

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Offline hdv

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 07:08 AM »
Correct. The Felder onces are rebranded Ruwi tables.

Offline Grev

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 08:00 AM »
I purchased a Felder FAT 300 a few years ago and built out my mobile MFT work station, using it as the base.  Although they are pricey, it works really great in my small shop/garage and was worth it to me and would do it again.  I saw the RUWI system and have now replaced the top with something more like RUWI's .. just need to CNC the tops, using baltic birch laminated with black formica micro-dot. Will show photos when done.

Offline rvieceli

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 09:33 AM »
@Grev that look great. Do you have any problems reaching the foot pedal?

Are these easy to hit a specific height without a lot of hassle?

Ron

Offline Grev

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 09:46 AM »
@Grev that look great. Do you have any problems reaching the foot pedal?

Are these easy to hit a specific height without a lot of hassle?

Ron

With the extensions off, no problem, otherwise have to reach in from the side and is a little awkward.  Exact height adjustment on these is easy .. the cylinder they use is very smooth!

Offline Hans Mertens

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2020, 10:41 AM »
I've almost had a chance to get a hospital-bed, you know the ones you can adjust in height, for next to nothing.  The deal was cancelled last minute, all the beds needed to go in 1 lot, and there were quiet a few.   I wanted to see if it was possible to convert it to a height adjustable workbench.  There load capacity is pretty good, If I remember correctly, something of 250kg.  Easy to roll around, lockable, height adjustable (with remote), decent size.  Perfect I think, been looking out for one ever since to try it out.

Offline Prizen

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2020, 11:20 AM »
I purchased a Felder FAT 300 a few years ago and built out my mobile MFT work station, using it as the base.  Although they are pricey, it works really great in my small shop/garage and was worth it to me and would do it again.  I saw the RUWI system and have now replaced the top with something more like RUWI's .. just need to CNC the tops, using baltic birch laminated with black formica micro-dot. Will show photos when done.

Sweet looking setup there Grev

Offline Dane

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2020, 02:30 PM »
What is the difference between these high dollar lifts and a standard motorcycle lift?  I can find any videos that show the raising and lowering mechanism.  Is it motorized? I guess my question is this a better choice than getting a cheaper lift?  I’m willing to spend it, just wanting to know what I’m getting.

Offline gunnyr

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2020, 04:17 PM »
What is the difference between these high dollar lifts and a standard motorcycle lift?  I can find any videos that show the raising and lowering mechanism.  Is it motorized? I guess my question is this a better choice than getting a cheaper lift?  I’m willing to spend it, just wanting to know what I’m getting.

IMHO it's kinda like the difference between a Festool TS55 and a DeWalt DWE575SB [big grin]
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Offline tallgrass

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2020, 01:10 AM »
"At the last IWF in Atlanta I saw the Marcon Lift Table.  Pretty pricey table but if you prevent one lost time injury or save one heavy project from damage you'll pay for it.  Seems like it was in the $4K range.  As I recall they are sold pretty old school; you have to call!  Here's the phone#/email info from the brochure: 707.292.6289  conradrey@comcast.net"

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Offline Cheese

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2020, 11:10 AM »
American Lift Products offers multiple lift styles in various sizes, heights & capacities. They also offer individual customization.

https://autoquip.com/products/american-lifts/

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: RUWI lift table
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2020, 12:49 PM »
Note that there is also a larger size available from FELDER, the FAT 300S and FAT 500S. Barth also makes similar hydraulic lifting tables.

These tables differ from other “standard” hydraulic tables in that the Ruwi/FELDER/Barth tables are controlled with your feet/toes, whereas the tables more common in North America tend to have a handle. Since the Euro- style tables have their controls at floor level, their table surface is unimpeded, allowing them to be used for in-feed/out-feed support for machinery.

The other appeal of this style of table is that they’re “cordless”, as opposed to the powered lift tables which I suspect would be a hassle to wheel around the shop.....
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