The DowelMax RTL router table lift is a device meant to be installed between a router table stand or base cabinet, and router table top. They say that it can fit any standard router table 32″ x 24″ in size, of any brand.
Why install something like this? It enables quicker and easier bit changes, and also height adjustments.
There’s a piano hinge at the back, and gas springs that support the router table assembly when raised.
DowelMax mentions other potential uses. Their router table lift gives users easier and unobstructed access to:
- Height adjustment
- Collet nut
- Motor spindle lock
- Height adjustment lock
- Motor speed adjustment
- Power disconnect
They also say that their RTL offers improved router function access and reduced set-up time versus crank-type lifts.
It seems like a neat design that can solve some common frustrations for users who don’t have or want a router lift.
Price: $159 (plus shipping)
This seems like a neat router table accessory. It’s not something I could use with my current setup, but I am impressed with the design.
Although they don’t mention what the base material is made from, it looks to be black phenolic. Or maybe anodized aluminum? It doesn’t look to be MDF. I’m waiting on confirmation from DowelMax. Update: It’s CNC-machined MDF.
The DowelMax RTL might not be a good fit with certain router table accessories, such as certain lifts or dust boxes.