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JESSEM Router Lifts

JESSEM Router Lifts

JESSEM router lifts will help with the fine-tuning of any built in router in your router table. It allows you to easily and comfortably adjust your router from above with a hand crank. Router lifts can be used on any router table, even homemade, as long as the suitable slot is cut with our routing table router template. The following router lifts fit on any JessEm and Incra router table.

JESSEM Rout-R-Lift Prestige

View from bottom:
The router is mounted with the carriage to
the ring on the underside of the lift.
JESSEM Rout-R-Lift Prestige

View from top:
View from top
JESSEM Rout-R-Lift Prestige for Plunge Routers Finally, a router lift that fits many different routers! An American manufacturer paid attention to the European manufacturing which permanently connects the router motor assembly to the router base.

On the JESSEM Rout-R-Lift, the base of the router mounts directly to the carriage. The router lift is made of aircraft aluminum, and is guaranteed a very precise tool for mounting and adjusting routers. The Rout-R-Lift Prestige allows adjusting the cutting depth quickly and precisely with the included lifting crank. The adjustment and the change of the router bits can be done from the top.

JessEm uses its proven system of five sealed ball bearings on the lift screw and the cam lock; this ensures a smooth, low friction lift. The quarter-turn cam lock is operated from the top using the lift crank to eliminate height drift. 

The router plate made of anodized aluminum. The size is 298 mm by 235 mm and 9.5 mm thick. It is compatible will all JessEm and Incra router tables. Included is a red insert ring made of fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate with a pre-drilled hole of 51 mm in the middle. This can be inserted in the plate with the included key. We recommend ordering rings in other sizes as well to accommodate different router sizes. The router is mounted with the carriage to the ring on the underside of the lift. All screws are included.

User Manual
Some pictures with Makita router RP2300

Attention: The usage of the lift will reduced the depth of the router by 15 mm minus the removable sliding plate. For example Makita 3 mm = 12 mm reduction.

The Rout-R-Lift is predrilled for the following routers:
  • Festool OF1010
  • Festool OF1400
  • DeWalt 625
  • ELU 3337-9
  • Makita RP2301/RP2300
  • Hitachi M12V
  • Bosch 1617/1604
  • Bosch 1617/1613
JESSEM Rout-R-Lift Prestige
Code 332000CartPrice € 319.00
JESSEM Rout-R-Lift Prestige with Blank Plate Same as above, but without predrilled holes in the carriage. You can drill your own holes to mount any router not listed above. There are no screws included.

The outside diameter is 183 mm. The middle hole has a diameter of 96 mm and is 8 mm thick. Your router base has to be mounted within these parameters.

JESSEM Rout-R-Lift Prestige with Blank Plate
Code 332001CartPrice € 309.00
JESSEM 4-part blank insert ring set without pre-drilled holes for JessEm lifts and router plates As above but without pre-drilled centre holes for making customized zero-clearance inserts. You can also use these insert rings to cover the recess and so keep sawdust, small tools, and loose hardware out of your router when it is not in use.
Code 332021CartPrice € 21.90
10-piece insert ring set with pre-drilled holes for JessEm lifts and router plates

A large selection of different hole diameters offers even more opportunity to reduce the space between the milling cutter and the milling table. The blank plate can serve as a protective cover against dust and dirt. Or use it to drill a hole with a diameter of a size not available with any of the other nine rings. Supplied in a practical stand for ordered storage.

Diameter of holes:
0 inch (0 mm) undrilled!
1/4 inch (6.35 mm)
3/8 inch (9.5 mm)
1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
3/4 inch (19.05 mm)
1 inch (25.4 mm)
1-1/4 inch (31.75 mm)
1-1/2 inch (38.1 mm)
1-3/4 inch (44.45 mm)
2-1/4 inch (57.15 mm)
Code 332022CartPrice € 39.90
Blank replacement plate for JessEm Rout-R-Lift Prestige New router, or holes in the wrong place? Here is the replacement.
Code 332019CartPrice € 67.90

The Mast-R-Lift Excel II is JessEm's top of the line Router Table. There are many great features added to the Excel II. JessEm added double sealed bearings to the lift spindle, 6 double sealed bearings to the height adjustment mechanism (actuated through 2 gear boxes) and 3 double sealed bearings to the Cam Lock. This will provide you with a lifetime of use, even with the heaviest routers on the market, your Excel II will be able to raise and lower with ease.

All of JessEm's Lifts have the patented feature of adding tension to the threaded spindle which will remove any backlash while still adding some resistance to the rotation to the thread. This removes any vibration from the thread clearance and also prevents the spindle from moving and changing your setting while routing. This feature is included on the Mast-R-Lift Excel II as well. JessEm wanted to go one step further with the Excel II, so they added a dedicated locking mechanism for heavy duty long term routing operations. Now, not only do you have the patented tensioning feature but JessEm also has added a cam lock that is accessible from the same location as the crank handle. A simple twist ensures your Excel II is locked securely in place, giving you more confidence that the height is set and locked.

The Shafts on the Mast-R-Lift Excel II, like all of JessEm's Router Lifts are pressed into a shaft mount with hydraulic pressure. By pressing the shafts into a larger diameter mount we are able to attach the shafts to the top plate and fasten in place with more than one screw. This spreads the lateral load and provides a very rigid and durable mount that will withstand the toughest routing operations. All the machined components on the Mast-R-Lift Excel II are machined on CNC mills at JessEm's Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada location. All of the aluminum non wear components on the lift are anodized for appearance, corrosion resistance and some wear resistance.

The following routers will fit into the MAST-R-LIFT EXCEL II. Note: most of them are made for the North American market, only a few of them may be available in Europe. Plunge routers do not fit!

  • AEG MF 1400 KE (92 mm Motor Dia.) Available in our shop!
  • Porter Cable 7518 (4.2” = 107 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Porter Cable 690/890 (3.5” = 89 mm Motor Dia.)
  • JessEm's Pow-R-Tek Router Motor - (4.2" = 107 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Bosch 1617/1618 (3.5” = 89 mm Motor Dia.)
  • DeWalt 610/618/616 (3.5” = 89 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Makita 1101 (3.218” = 82 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Hitachi M12VC & KM12VC (3.267” = 83 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Milwaukee 5625 (4.143” =105 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Milwaukee 5615/5616/5619 (3.32” = 84 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Craftsman 17543/17540/28190 (3.5” = 89 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Rigid R29302 (3.625” = 92 mm Motor Dia.)
  • Portamate PM-P254 (4.2” = 107 mm Motor Dia.)

Table size 610 x 813 mm
Weight of table 14 kg
Weight of lift and accessories 8.3 kg

Instructions (PDF, English/Français)

This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 332005CartPrice € 759.00
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