Woodpeckers raises the bar in routing convenience again with the introduction of the new Side Winder series of lifts. These innovative new models are the only router lifts on the market that combine both a table-mounted crank and hi-speed up/down carriage travel for quickly changing router bits.
The side crank fine adjustment is mounted to the router table stand and uses a flex shaft to drive a fine-pitch lift screw. Each turn of the crank produces only 1/32" of vertical movement, and the resettable dial on the top plate is graduated every 0.001".
For changing router bits above the table or large height adjustments, the lift tool releases the carriage mechanism to allow instant travel to any point in the lift's range of travel. A brake thumbwheel right on the crank handle guarantees that the height won't change while routing.
As with our custom JessEm Mast-R-Lift, the Side Winder's top plate is a super flat Blanchard-ground casting that's machined to accept the unique INCRA MagnaLOCK reducing ring system. The top plate's 9.250" x 11.750" dimensions make it a perfect fit with every INCRA Router Table. To resist the forces applied by the flex shaft, the underside of the plate also features knobs & clamps at each end for securing the lift within the table.