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  1. More Information On The Bench Standard Router Lift

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyG View Post
    I sent an email to Bench Standard over the weekend and got an answer today .......

    1) What is the thickness of the Router Plate ?

    The top mounting plate itself is 6mm aluminium.

    2) What method is included with the router for levelling the Router Plate in the table ? (I will be using my own shop made table.)

    There are grub screws that can level the lift with your table on the rebated edge that the plate rests on. From memory there are six leveling holes for the grub screws with two holes that are used to fix the plate down to the top. You would need to install some insert nuts in your table to screw the locking (sic hold-down) screws in place.

    3) What sort of sealing is used on the bearings and gearboxes to prevent ingress of wood dust ?

    All bearings are fully-sealed. The winding nut mechanism itself
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  2. More Info About The - Jessem Mast-R-Lift Excell II - and Progress With The Selection

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ID:	347946 I did some more reading on the Jessem factory web site and realised that the Jessem Mast-R-Lift Excel II is actually a full sized Router Table Top with the Router Lift fitted, and not a router insert . I didn't realise that. On first read, I had thought it was the usual router insert. Not correct.

    After some careful reading on the Jessem web site (http://www.jessem.com/MAST-R-LIFT_EXCEL_II.html), it turns out to be a 24" x 32" (609.6 mm x 812.8 mm) laminated phenolic router table top with the router lift ---- not a router insert.

    I guess I should have realised that it was a router table top and not a router insert when I saw the T-Track/Mitre Slot in the photo. Duh...

    I had intended that my new Router Table would eventually be fitted with an Incra Positioner Fence when funds allowed. Not sure how
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  3. Help Choosing A Router Lift For The New Router Table

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyG View Post
    I've been using a Carbatec Cast Iron Router Table, paired with a Triton TRA-001 for about two years now. Over the time that I've owned this router table, and as I've learnt more about Router Tables, a few shortcomings have appeared with the Carbatec Cast Iron Table (http://www.carbatec.com.au/carba-tec...r-table_c20250). So, I've decided that it's time to invest in a much better system. The main problems with the Carbatec Cast Iron table are:


    1. The table seems to have "warped" over time, as it now slopes down from all four edges toward the centre hole. The sag seems to be between 20 and 30 thou depending where you measure around the edge of the router hole. I found the problem last month after cutting some joinery and finding that the joint alignment was out in places. The table was fairly flat (within less than 0.005") when I bought
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  4. My second go at a solid body - WIP

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    Hi Mike,

    This is something I threw together from odds and sods laying around
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    Two bolts for thick and thin solder, plus another for solder wick. It is copper braid impregnated with flux, you just use it between the iron and excess solder and it will soak it up. Some people swear by it while others swear at it .
    The foam is a tip wiper to keep the iron tip clean and save your trousers. Get it from Jaycar or similar, its in a jar lid velcro'd to the wood. Keep it moist but not saturated, and wipe the soldering iron tip on it before starting a joint. The stand is just a strip of metal bent to suit your iron so it doesnt tip backwards.

    Just a thought, soldering is like welding, practice on something that doesnt matter till you are happy.

    Cheers, Paul
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  5. Interested in using Template Guides?

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