A router lift makes working at the router table so much easier. Bit height adjustments and even bit changes can all be handled from above the surface. The thing is most commercial lifts cost way more than the router it holds, but with our plans, you can build your own router table lift for about $50. Simple hardware combined with some plywood and maple creates a robust, easy-to-use router lift.
Replacing the insert in your table saw is one of the easiest ways to increase the quality of the cuts you make, but purchasing new ones can get rather costly. Phil has a solution for a shop-made insert that can save you a lot of time and money while improving the performance of your table saw.