The Incra Mast-R-Lift II shares all of the advantages of the JessEm Mast-R-Lift II on which it is based. It’s got fast, incredibly precise height adjustments from above the table, smooth, low-friction ‘one-finger’ carriage movement and compatibility with 18 of the most popular router models out of the box to name a few. But on top of that it’s got Incra’s MagnaLOCK magnetic insert rings which give a number of real benefits compared to other brands’ phenolic inserts – in particular, the height adjustment screws in the four corner tabs. Overall, we think that gives it the edge making the Incra Mast-R-Lift II our go-to router lift.
The JessEm Mast-R-Lift II is the the latest version of JessEm’s Mast-R-Lift router lift which has kept all the great features which made the original Mast-R-Lift so popular and added some new features as well. JessEm invented the router lift back in 1999 and continues to concentrate on producing top quality, innovative router lifts which make router table work easier and more accurate than ever.
JessEm invented the router lift back in 1999 and with the introduction of the JESSEM Mast-R-Lift Excel II Router Table Top With Integral Router Lift they’ve taken it to the next level. The Mast-R-Lift Excel II is one of the very few router lifts to utilize a crank handle attached permanently to the side of the table top to make router bit height adjustments rather than the usual system of a removable crank handle inserted into the table top. With the lift mechanism attached directly to the table top rather than a separate mounting plate and with or without the optional digital gauge, the level of precision with this system is unparalleled. If you want the best, this one’s for you.
The Woodpeckers PRL-V2-420 Precision Router Lift is the same lift as the Kreg PRS3000. It is made by Woodpeckers and sold by them as the PRL-V2-420, as well as being made for Kreg and re-branded as the Kreg PRS3000. It has the same innovative features that make it incredibly accurate and easy to use. Instead of a crank handle it uses a spring-assist lift wrench and a micro-adjust thumb wheel to give to fast, easy and accurate (to 1/1000-inch) height adjustment and bit changes. The Woodpeckers PRL-V2-420 Precision Router Lift also includes an adjustable reference scale. Tool-less scale adjustments can be set to zero from any bit position then incremented to intervals as small as .002”.
The Kreg PRS3000 is Kreg’s innovative router lift that includes a number of unique features that make it incredibly accurate and easy to use. Instead of a crank handle it uses a spring-assist lift wrench and a micro-adjust thumb wheel to give to fast, easy and accurate (to 1/1000-inch) height adjustment and bit changes. Manufactured to Kreg’s usual high standards and with a number of innovative features, the Kreg PRS3000 router lift is exactly the sort of product we’ve come to expect from Kreg.