JessEm Mast-R-Lift

I want to purchase a router lift for my PC7518. The candidates under consideration include the JessEm Mast-R-Lift. This product underwent a design change a few years ago. The older product had the height adjustment located near a corner of the plate, with a belt connecting it to the height adjusting leadscrew. The newer version exposes the top of the leadscrew, eliminating the belt. It is the new version that I am interested in.
Alas, JessEm chose not to change the model number when they revised the design. Photographs of the Mast-R-Lift on Amazon and a few other on-line retailers are of the older model. When I inquired with JessEm about this, they told me that the new design has been shipping for at least 2 years, so it is unlikely that Amazon would be shipping the old version. When I asked Amazon to verify this, they could not do so.
Too bad. By a sizeable margin, Amazon has the best pricing on this that I have found. And free shipping to boot. I am reluctant to risk receiving the older design, and the subsequent hassle of a return on my dime.
So, fellow wreckers, I seek your help. Have any of you purchased and received the newer design Mast-R-Lift from Amazon? Or another reliable on-line vendor?
Or should I just go with the PRL, and be done with it?
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Hello Art, I think you may have the orientation backward. I bought my Masterlift about 18 months ago and its adjustement port is at 6 O'Clock and directly operates the screw. All of the versions i see at my local woodshops have the adjuster near the lower right corner. I have had some instances where I had a fence set up across the centerline of the cutter and needed to make a height adjustment which necessitated repositioning the fence. I was thinking about reorienting my insert on the table in the not too distant future. Anyway, I do enjoy the lift but I can not compare it to any other model. Marc

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On 20 Mar 2007 17:51:56 -0700, marc rosen wrote:

Marc, JessEm assures me that the -newer- version has the direct drive height adjustment, and that's the one pictured on their website.

It wouldn't matter then, if the adjustment was on that same side in the corner. The plate should be oriented so that side is away from the fence.

Thanks!
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Bought it and love it. http://www.woodpeck.com/quicklift420.html
Tim

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On Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:16:49 -0400, tdup2 wrote:

Thanks, Tim, but that's not the Mast-R-Lift, and its not the PRL.
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