15 Insanely Easy DIY Router Lift Plans [FREE]

DIY Free Router Lift Plans

Here’s the thing:

Having the best router lift or depth adjusting router is essential for a professional woodworkerAs they allow you to do quick bit changes and accurate height adjustment above the table.

But, if you are a hobbyist or a DIY’er- You may feel reluctant to spend money on this not so must-have router table kit.

In this post, you will get 15 easy to follow router lift plans, so you can build a makeshift router lift for a fraction of the cost.

Here we go…

Table Of Contents

Simple Router Lift

Image Credits: https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Router-Lift/

Here’s a darn easy router lift plan by mxx on Instructables. 

You can build a simple router lift for benchtop tables by only using hardwood sticks. The lift will only allow raising and lowering the router.

This router lift plan includes:

Step-by-step building instructions, images demonstrating the instructions and material list.

That makes it easy for you to understand the process.

1. Bosch Base With Hexkey
Why I Like It:
  • Affordable
  • Provides Easy And Precise Above Table Adjustment
shop made router lift popularwoodworking

Image Credit: https://www.popularwoodworking.com/projects/aw-extra-8912-shop-made-router-lift/

If you are looking to build an ultimate router lift, then look no further:

Here we have a plan for the ultimate router lifts from Popularwoodworking.

Every step is shown in details.

You will have images showing the action to take step-by-step and a detailed diagram. You should go for this one having said that some of you might find this router lift plan a bit complex.

precision router lift

Image Credit: https://ibuildit.ca/projects/precision-router-lift/

Ibuildit provides you a precision router lift plan. That can perform on par with an industrial made router lift.

This long blog post gives you:

  • A detailed step by step building instructions.
  • Photos and videos of each tasks.

These will help you build it in a jiffy.

two dollar router lift plan

Image Credit: http://www.woodcentral.com/cgi-bin/readarticle.pl?dir=powertools&file=articles_637.shtml

On an average it costs $200 to buy a router lift.


Here’s a router lift plan from Woodcentral that gives you a way to build router lift in $2.

Sure, it won’t work as good as the industrial made one, but you will love what you are building in $2.

This plan consists of photos and step-by-step building instructions.

cheap router lift plan instructables

Image Credit: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-cheap-router-lift/

Here’s another router lift plan by Vestus that shows you how to build a router lift in a very limited budget.

The cost can be as little as $70 or less if you can buy the kits required to build the lift in cheap price.

In this plan, you will get detailed easy to follow instructions, photos of the steps and material list.

cheap router lift instructables

Image Credit: http://www.provenwoodworking.com/router-lift.html

This one is a well laid out router lift plan. It only cost you $25 to build. You can find the detailed plan on the planing page of the website.

Check this out:

In this plan, they have motorized the raise and lower action of the router. It’s one of the organized plans you can access on this list.

This free router lifts plan consists of:

Videos, photos, project files, and wiring diagram.

poor mans router lift plan

Image Credit: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/poor-mans-router-lift-8040/

This one comes from woodworkingtalk forum.

It’s a simple ingenious way to build a router lift.

You can also go through the following conversation on the forum thread.

There’s few more comments that mentioned other ways of building a routed lift.

Make sure you check those out.

home made router lift plan luberjock

Image Credit: http://lumberjocks.com/remsen/blog/13236

Here’s another router lift plan that was posted on Lumberjock projects section. It has photos and brief details about what steps he has taken to build the lift.

10. Super Simple Router Lift DIY

11. Build A Router Lift

12. DIY Router Lift

13. Shop Build Router Lift

14. Lever Router Lift

15. Making A Router Lift

Do you have any clever router lift plans? Share with us we will list your awesome plan here.

2 thoughts on “15 Insanely Easy DIY Router Lift Plans [FREE]”

  1. I’ve found inspiration here. The first one appears so simple it’s got to be, at least, worth a try for my Festool OF1400.

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