After much internal debating, I did decide to move over to the PRL2 (Precision Router Lift) from Professional Woodworkers Supplies, and now the only in-cabinet adjustments I need to make are speed changes on the fixed-base router.
I thought the router would be at least as noisy as the Triton, but it was definitely not the case – quite a bit quieter which was a pleasant surprise.
The coarse height adjustment will take me a little to get used to – while very fast, I found I would overshoot the mark easily. Granted, I only tried the whole thing for a few seconds – too many other demands on my time. The fine adjustment is very fine. It has a 32nd” thread, compared to the 16th” thread of the previous router lift. The 16th” never seemed overly coarse, so this is very fine.
Now you may wonder – why do I need two router lifts? One that can fit a plunge router, and one that fits the fixed-base router that it comes with.
Well there is a really simple answer. I don’t.
I did an upgrade deal with PWS, so they now have my router lift to sell (just as soon as I drop it off!!) Based on one other that they had to resell recently, it won’t last long!
It was a hard decision – I do like that router lift!
Back to my new PRL2, I do have one interesting idea about the microadjuster wheel. That red wheel looks perfect to engage a motorised drive. Be interesting to see how practical that is.