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
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
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
Or should I just go with the PRL, and be done with it?
artg at eclipse dot net
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