Look at Roger Phebey's site, www.woodworkersworkshop.co.uk, I think. He sells the Router Raizer. You would have to check that it is suitable for your particular router, but it fits many, and it excellent. Not cheap, but excellent.
Look at Roger Phebey's site, http://www.woodworkersworkshop.co.uk, I think. He sells the Router Raizer. You would have to check that it is suitable for your particular router, but it fits many, and it excellent. Not cheap, but excellent.
Before I bought a Trend T11, which has through-the-table height winding. I used a set of Woodrat plunge bars (http://www.woodrat.com/plungebars.html). Sorry, I can't remember how to embed links. The plunge bars let you adjust the bit height one handed...admitedly not as good as a router raizer (or the T11) but a lot cheaper.
I'm thinking of buying the Router Raizer for my Freud router in the next few months. To check for compatibility, I believe there is a list on Roger's site stating which of the two models you would need for your particular router. They're currently listed at £69 online, which isn't bad at all.
I also used to have a WoodRat Plunge Bar set with a previous, cheap and nasty Silverline router. It does make height adjustments very quick and easy, if not as accurate as using a fine-adjuster, whether built in below or fitted from above. These will only work if the plate in the centre is fixed down to your table. Mine is aluminium from Tilgear (Axminster also do one) and the place simply rests in the recess on a magnet in each corner. Well, I don't think plunge bars would work with one of this because there's nothing to stop the plate from being lifted up and out of its recess?
Well, I have the Woodrat plunge bars on a Dewalt 625 under a plastic/phenolic router table plate which sits in a recess having magnets in the corners, and it works fine for me. The base of my router table is open so it is easily accessible. You can see it here on my website in more detail...
I've got the triton tra001 which is great easy to change bits as john says and come with an above table height winder. It is a bit bulky for handheld use but if its just for table use then its well worth the money.
Joined up after finding this site a fantastic source of information but I might be able to help here.
I had the same problem with setting a plunge router into an old table I had, it turned out to be a pain to adjust the height of it.
So I went to the local scrap yard picked up and old siccor jack after a bit of welding and making a cup to hold the router without pushing it off centre, I now have a reliable way to lift the plunge router up and down at will.