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Soft Landing




I installed the AW router lift  in my router table. The lift works great, but opening and closing my old table’s heavy top made me nervous. To keep it from slamming unexpectedly and smashing my fingers, I installed a medium-duty screen-door closer ($10 at a home center). To lock the top in the open position, I simply drop the lock plate to the cylinder. To close, I lift the top slightly and slide the plate back onto its storage rib. Thanks to the pneumatic self-closing action, the top gently closes itself.





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Sam Owen wrote re: Soft Landing
on 11-10-2009 10:03 AM

gonna do my table now...thx...