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  • Router Raizer

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Adjust the height of your router bits from the top of your router table.
Replace your original router height rod with the Router Raizer kit for quick, easy, and precise height adjustments. The Router Raizer is the most versatile plunge router height adjustment system available. It allows height adjustments from both the top end and base end of the router while maintaining all plunging and turret depth stop capacities. Operates easily with a simple speed wrench and equally well for both handheld and table mounted routers. Instruction and hole location templates for routers are included.
Router Raizer #9168 works with any brand router plate or router table and these plunge routers:
Craftsman (27505, 27506, 27510 & 27511), DeWalt (621 & 625), Elu (3337, 3338 & 3339), Freud (FT2000, FT2200 & FT2000E), Ryobi (RE500, RE600), Hitachi (TR12 & M12V), Makita (3612B, 3612BR & 3612C), Porter Cable® (7529, 7538, 7539, 8529, 693 & 6931 base).

Router Raizer Instructions (PDF)

Router Raizer #9168

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MLCS Router Raizer

"Router Raizer Installation requires some mechanical ability. If you understand the parts and operation of a plunge router, installing the Router Raizer is not difficult. Installation and assembly typically require about 1-1/2 hours. Click on the Instruction sheet at left to see typical assembly instructions. Specific assembly instructions and diagrams for various compatible routers will be included with your product purchase."

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Router Raizer (5/5), Feb 15, 2015

By Jim Miller (Bailey Co US)

I recently purchased and installed the Router Raizer. The price was very attractive and I have been very satisfied with other MLCS purchases so I thought I'd try it.
The directions were excellent. There are a lot of parts but because of full size drawings, easily identifiable. The total installation time was less than two hours. The raising mechanism is smooth and easy to use. I wish I had bought it years ago. Five stars for this.

Extreme accuracy! - Great price! (5/5), Feb 8, 2015

By Blake W. Dozier (Whitakers NC US)

I purchased the Router Raizer several years ago for use with my Makita 1100 plunge router. I have used it a lot during that time and it has performed flawlessly in my table saw extension from MLCS. I recently bought a dovetail jig and now I appreciate the Raizer even more. To tighten or loosen the fit of dovetails may require an extremely small raising or lowering of the bit. Enter the Router Raizer. One full turn of the height adjustment screw equals 1/16th of an inch. This gives you an accurate adjustment of 1/64" with a quarter turn! The Raizer gives you this precision either table mounted or in a hand held operation. Having this accuracy, at this price, is great.

Router Raizer Review (5/5), Feb 7, 2015

By Harold Lassers (Traverse City Mi US)

I use the Router Raizer on my Elu 3338 2 1/4 hp router. I use it both on in a table and hand held. I considered making my own jig for providing precise easy height adjustment and started to work out how to build it. I had an urgent need so I spend the money for Router Raizer. It turns out to be one of the best $100 I spent in the shop. You might not get a massive amount of hardware for your money but you get some excellent engineering. It works perfectly and easily both in the table and in your hands. A simple smooth turn of the crank lets you dial in an exact bit height and it stays put. The directions are clear.

On the Elu you give up the spring return on the plunge lock lever. I do not find this any problem. The plunge feature works fine and I actually never liked the stiff spring on the plunge lock. (NOTE the plunge springs remain, it is only the spring on the plunge lock lever you remove. And you can still lock the plunge).

This is one those tools where you look at the pictures and say "that's not much hardware for my $100" or "I could make that" but once you own it your realize how well thought out it was and are glad you spent the money.

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  • Xtreme Xtension

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Professional Router Bit Extension
  • Change router bits quickly from above the table with any 1/2" variable speed router
  • Remove and install cutters with one allen wrench
  • No need to lock the spindle
  • Run 1/8" dia through 3 1/2" dia cutters
  • The Xtreme Xtension works in any 1/2" router collet, allowing installation or removal of router bits from above your router table without the cumbersome wrenches and locking of the spindle usually required. The additional 1-1/4" length and 1" deep bore provide complete support of all 1/2" and 1/4" shank bits used with any thickness table or insert plate. 
    The #1 consumer complaint with using a plunge router in the router table, is the inability to raise the collet high enough to easily remove and install cutters. Access to the spindle lock button and collet nut are severely restricted when mounted in a table. 
    Lack of collet height also limits most 1/4" and some 1/2" shank cutters from being inserted far enough into the collet to work safely and prevent possible shank failure. The only way to extend the reach of these collets is to use an extension.
  • Dynamically balanced and machined from Fatigue Proof Steel, the Xtreme Xtension fits into any 1/2" collet, and extends the cutters reach 1 1/4".  The single tools cutter changing eliminates searching for and holding the spindle lock while securing the collet with a wrench
  • The extensions 1" deep bore provides support for even the shortest shank cutters. Use the included 1/4" x 1/2" reduction sleeve to safely support your 1/4" shank cutters
  • Use this extension with any router table or with any router lift. It is ideal for 1/2" through 1"  thick insert plates and router table tops. A 1-3/4" hole is required in the insert or table to allow the body of the extension to pass through for above table cutters changes 
  • Router cutters are quickly changed, using the included 5/32" allen wrench and locking bolt, to tighten or loosen the lock wedge. 1/4 to 1/2 turn of the allen wrench is all that is required to operate the extension. Both the locking bolt and locking wedge are hardened to help provide trouble free service
  • The extension is for use in table and stationary machine mounted applications only. It is not to be used hand-held or with non-variable speed routers. It also is not to be used with fixed based routers because when extended they do not have a long enough housing to lower or raise the router in the housing and safely retain enough clamping pressure of the housing on the motor body to securely capture the motor. Made in the USA.
    MLCS Xtreme Xtension
    MLCS Xtreme Xtension
    Xtreme Xtension
    For 1/4" & 1/2" shank bits #9183................$64.95

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    Quick and easy (5/5), Feb 8, 2015

    By Blake W. Dozier (Whitakers NC US)

    The Xtreme Xtension adapter makes changing bits above the table a breeze. Just a half turn of the included Allen wrench either locks the bit firmly in place or loosens it for removal. Also, changing bits above the table eliminates the problem of accessing the collet nuts through the often small openings in the router housing. My router is mounted in an MLCS table saw extension which means below the table bit changing requires getting familiar with the sawdust patterns on the floor of my shop. Life is now easier.

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