QuickLift and QuickLift HDS Router Lifts
Everything we've learned building router lifts for the last 23 years has been poured in to the NEW QuickLift and QuickLift HDS. These new lifts combine the best features of some of our previous models with a new solid steel, precision ground steel plate and twist lock rings (also available with aluminum plate and molded twist lock rings). They also are the first to combine our patented quick-lift feature with crank style micro-adjustment. Instantly lift the collet above the table for bit changes and make coarse adjustments just as fast with the spring-assisted QuickLift Wrench. Then fine-tune the bit position with a comfortable crank handle and an easy-to-read 1/32" per revolution rotary scale. The HDS model adds a precision-ground steel plate and steel twist lock rings. This tank-like router lift will last for decades and the steel lets you use convenient magnetic feather boards. Sizes are available for most popular routers, but if you're shopping for both a lift and a router, we've bundled both lifts with 3-1/4 HP and 2-1/4 HP SpinRite Router Motors.
23 Years of Router Lift Experience Rolled into One Design
Which QuickLift is right for you? QuickLift HDS has a Blanchard ground steel plate that works with magnetic featherboards. The twist lock rings for the HDS are also machined from steel. The HDS brings more durability and stiffness to the job. On the other hand, if you're using the same router in your table and for hand-held work, the aluminum QuickLift weighs less and maneuvers in and out of the table easier. Other than the material the plate and inserts are machined from, the two lifts are identical.
The re-designed QuickLIft Wrench disengages the elevation screw with a simple quarter-turn (either direction). The spring on the shaft of the wrench counteracts the weight of the router allowing fingertip adjustment up and down. Bringing the collet all the way up for a bit change takes just seconds. After changing bits, lower the router to approximate position just as quickly.
Drop the crank into the "bullseye" and you're ready to fine tune the height of the bit. The red dial rotates one full revolution each 1/32" and is divided 32 times, making each mark .001". The scale is friction fit onto the crank housing, so you can rotate it to set zero whenever you need.
Three locations are provided for the Starting Pin, allowing you to ease into cuts on contoured workpieces. The same threaded holes can be used to mount Woodpeckers Freehand Guard (sold separately).
Another new feature on the QuickLift secures the lift to your router table. Rather than relying strictly on gravity, the QuickLifts have two thumbwheels that clamp the plate into your table. Eight set screws in the perimeter of the plate allow you to level the lift perfectly to your table, then just spin up thumbwheels to lock the lift in place.
The modern workshop revolves around the router table. Its quality and flexibility can have a dramatic impact on how much you enjoy your shop and the quality of your work. Either QuickLift will form the foundation of a superb router table system. Like all Woodpeckers products, the QuickLifts are precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio, facility just south of Cleveland.
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