Rockler Router Pro-Lift, Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table, and ProFence. Initial Setup.

Rockler Router Pro-Lift, Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table, and ProFence. Initial Setup.

Assemble and setup the Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table Top; Stand, Rockler Router Pro-Lift, and ProFence. Very short demo clips included but this is mainly focused on the initial build.

– Rockler Tool Router Pro-Lift
– Rockler Tool Steel Router Table Stand
– Bench Dog Cast Iron Router Table
– Bench Dog ProFence
– Bench Dog ProPlate

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16 Comments

  1. Dariusz Sz on January 9, 2023 at 2:37 am

    Weltmeister ist Sauter OFL 3.O with lift and -5 bis 50 grad.

  2. bestYouTuberNoneGraterNumber1 on January 9, 2023 at 2:41 am

    Just realized why the iron is so important: THe phenolic flexes. With this table, I am going to rely heavily on the square and level of my stand, your table is keeping the whole thing square – when yours wobbles, doing the feet is trivial. I may be flexing my table. Lesson learned.

  3. Majen 66 on January 9, 2023 at 2:41 am

    I was looking everywhere for how that collar is used for using a smaller router size. Thank you for showing that and tightening up the base in the lift. Very helpful! This is my first router table and lift (didn’t get the cast iron) so it’s all new to me. Really appreciate the close ups and descriptions.

  4. bestYouTuberNoneGraterNumber1 on January 9, 2023 at 2:42 am

    Kind of thankful I got the phenolic, but I wish I could have gotten the pro fence instead. I got the middle level with the pro lift and orange cover for the fence. Was on sale recently. Awesome top but I am scared about rust lol. Let’s be honest, I am relieved after I see how heavy it all is without the iron top lol.

  5. philip reed on January 9, 2023 at 2:45 am

    Too much waffle instead of getting on with ot

  6. Polo Salas on January 9, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Dónde se puede comprar una de esas. Mesas

  7. Bill on the Hill on January 9, 2023 at 2:53 am

    Thank you, very well presented… I’m looking at this one for my 1st & hopefully only router table & router lift I’ll ever need… Just a side-note here: The set of ( 5 ) inserts cost $79.95 & luckily there is not a 1.5" insert in the set since it already comes with the lift. The rubber collar for 3 1/4" routers costs an additional $9.99 too… All in all, it looks like a rock solid piece of equipment, but should include the inserts & collar adapters so it can be used with various routers.
    Thanks again,
    Bill on the Hill,
    Vermont… :~)

  8. 6605stang on January 9, 2023 at 3:07 am

    This may seem like a dumb ask, but do you have a link to the safety switch you added? Looking for one and having a surprisingly hard time finding the right one. Thanks and great video.

  9. Key West Makers on January 9, 2023 at 3:09 am

    Well done video.

  10. Gary Olson on January 9, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Thanks for the video. Just a heads up for people that are installing the pro lift. After you tighten the two Allen screws that hold the router motor in you want to loosen the three bolts on the post closest to the two Allen screws. This will relieve any side pressure the lift has and will allow the lift to go up and down freely.

  11. Richard McKrell on January 9, 2023 at 3:14 am

    Rockler Commercial

  12. Good boy Ringo on January 9, 2023 at 3:19 am

    WOW, that pro lift cost 400.00 and they are so cheap that they can’t give a set of snap- lock plates with different size holes.
    Not only that , the 3 1/2 " adapter ring should be chosen at check out to fit the router you are using at no extra cost. Why not sell the bolts to assemble it extra ?
    What a cheap ass world we live in today.

  13. bestYouTuberNoneGraterNumber1 on January 9, 2023 at 3:19 am

    You would think you would get the parts but it’s pretty expensive to make them at the level they make that lift and its parts. I doubt it’s that much more expensive. Probably the FX lift is bang for your buck, pro is luxury, and the plate is the plate? Maybe. Seems reasonable. Edit: I don’t just mean the obvious based on price and added functionality, i mean the manufacturing processes and such. We probably pay a premium for the pro lift, and it’s probably a bit more of a mark up than what we pay for the FX lift markup, and every of the two we buy probably pays for every plate, and plates for free for Rockler. That kind of thought process.

  14. Hefty54 on January 9, 2023 at 3:26 am

    I noticed at the time marker 14:07 that the bottom of the fence and the insert plate has a gap showing that the insert is not level with the main table itself I think it needs to be adjusted up a bit more so your work doesn’t drop down when running your board through.

  15. mark2talk2u on January 9, 2023 at 3:29 am

    Why not use a full-sized router motor with this set-up???

  16. Swapnil Bhartiya on January 9, 2023 at 3:32 am

    That’s like $1000 table for a $200 router.

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