BY/PAR:
ROUTER LIFT WITH BRAKE
MODEL: XL-125
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
2-YEAR
LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR THIS ROUTER LIFT
PROOF OF PURCHASE
kING CANADA TOOLS
OFFERS A 2-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
FOR NON-COMMERCIAL USE.
Please keep your dated proof of purchase for warranty and servicing purposes.
PARTS DIAGRAM & PARTS LISTS
Refer to the Parts section of the King Canada web site for the most updated parts diagram and parts list.
LIMITED TOOL WARRANTY
King Canada makes every effort to ensure that this product meets high quality and durability standards. King Canada warrants to the
original retail consumer a 2-year limited warranty as of the date the product was purchased at retail and that each product is free from
defects in materials. Warranty does not apply to defects due directly or indirectly to misuse, abuse, normal wear and tear, negligence
or accidents, repairs done by an unauthorized service center, alterations and lack of maintenance. King Canada shall in no event be
liable for death, injuries to persons or property or for incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.
To take advantage of this limited warranty, return the product at your expense together with your dated proof of purshase to an
authorized King Canada service center. Contact your retailer or visit our web site at www.kingcanada.com for an updated listing of our
authorized service centers. In cooperation with our authorized serviced center, King Canada will either repair or replace the product if
any part or parts covered under this warranty which examination proves to be defective in workmanship or material during the
warranty period.
NOTE TO USER
This instruction manual is meant to serve as a guide only. Specifications and references are subject to change without prior notice.
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1. kNOW YOUR TOOL
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR POWER TOOLS & ROUTER TABLES
Read and understand the owners manual and labels affixed to
the tool. Learn its application and limitations as well as its
specific potential hazards.
2. kEEP GUARDS IN PLACE.
Keep in good working order, properly adjusted and aligned.
3. REMOVE ADJUSTING kEYS AND WRENCHES.
Form habit of checking to see that keys and adjusting
wrenches are removed from tool before turning it on.
4. kEEP WORk AREA CLEAN.
Cluttered areas and benches invite accidents. Make sure the
floor is clean and not slippery due to wax and sawdust
build-up.
5. AVOID DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT.
Don’t use power tools in damp or wet locations or expose
them to rain. Keep work area well lit and provide adequate
surrounding work space.
6. kEEP CHILDREN AWAY.
All visitors should be kept a safe distance from work area.
7. MAkE WORkSHOP CHILD-PROOF.
-with padlocks, master switches or by removing starter keys.
8. USE PROPER SPEED.
A tool will do a better and safer job when operated at the
proper speed.
9. USE RIGHT TOOL.
Don’t force the tool or the attachment to do a job for which it was
not designed.
10. WEAR PROPER APPAREL.
Do not wear loose clothing, gloves, neckties or jewelry (rings,
watch) because they could get caught in moving parts. Nonslip footwear is recommended. Wear protective hair covering
to contain long hair. Roll up long sleeves above the elbows.
11. ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.
Always wear safety glasses (ANSI Z87.1). Everyday eye-
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
1. keep hands and other body parts well away from bits or cutting
tools. When working close to the cutting tool, always use a
feather board or push-stick to hold or guide the workpiece. Do
not clear chips and sawdust away with hands. Use a brush.
2. be sure the router is running up to speed before feeding the
workpiece.
3. Hold the workpiece firmly against the table and use suitable
support if the workpiece does not have a flat surface.
glasses only have impact resistant lenses, thet are NOT
safety glasses. Also use a face or dust mask if cutting
operation is dusty.
12. DON’T OVERREACH.
Keep proper footing and balance at all times.
13. MAINTAIN TOOL WITH CARE.
Keep tools sharp and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing accessories.
14. DISCONNECT TOOL.
Before servicing, when changing accessories or attachments.
15. AVOID ACCIDENTAL STARTING.
Make sure the swich is in the ‘’OFF’’ position before plugging
in.
16. USE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES.
Consult the manual for recommended accessories. Follow the
instructions that accompany the accessories. The use of
improper accessories may cause hazards.
17. NEVER STAND ON TOOL.
Serious injury could occur if the tool tips over. Do not store
materials such that it is necessary to stand on the tool to reach
them.
18. CHECk DAMAGED PARTS.
Before further use of the tool, a guard or other parts that are
damaged should be carefully checked to ensure that they will
operate properly and perform their intended function. Check for
alignment of moving parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and
any other conditions that may affect its operation. A guard or
other parts that are damaged should be properly repaired or
replaced.
19. NEVER LEAVE MACHINE RUNNING
UNATTENDED.
Turn power ‘’OFF’’. Don’t leave any tool running until it comes
to a complete stop.
4. Feed the stock into the bit against the rotation direction of the
bit. Never run the stock between the fence and the bit.
5. Never leave the router unattended while running or with the
power on.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ROUTER LIFT
1. CRANk HANDLE. Adjusts the height of the router bit installed in
the router under the aluminum top plate.
2. STARTER PIN. The starter pin is used for freehand or template
routing only.
3. ALUMINUM TOP PLATE.
4. TAbLE INSERT. Has a locking feature which prevents it from
moving during use.
5. TAbLE INSERT WRENCH. Locks/unlocks the table insert.
6. HEIGHT SETTING THREADED POST (1 of 4). The lifting
carriage and router fixing bracket assembly under the aluminum
top plate moves up or down simultaneously on all 4 posts when
crank handle is turned.
7. bRAkE. Insert crank handle and turn clockwise to lock the
current position of the lifting carriage and router fixing bracket
assembly.
8. LOCk NUT. Acts as a stop, prevents router fixing bracket from
going lower than the lock nut.
9. CRANk HANDLE MOUNT AND DIAL WITH INCREMENT
MARkINGS.
10. ROUTER FIXING bRACkET. The router gets secured in the
fixing bracket under the lifting carriage.
11. DRIVE CHAIN. Drives the raising/lowering feature of the router
lift when crank handle is turned.
12. ROUTER FIXING CAP SCREW.
ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS
ASSEMbLY
This Table Lift is designed to fit Excelsior 32” x 24” Cast-iron Table (model
XL-075) or Excelsior 32” x 24” MDF Table (model XL-049). For the
purposes of this manual, assembly and adjustments of the Router Lift will
be shown with the 32” x 24” Cast-iron Table.
Installation of the Router Lift should only be done once the Router Table
components such as the stand, table and fence are completely assembled.
The dust collection box should be installed after the Router Lift is completely
assembled, but the following Router Lift assembly and adjustments can still
be done with the dust collection box installed.
INSTALLING ROUTER LIFT
1) Position the Router Lift (A) Fig.1 into the opening of the cast-iron table.
2) Place a straight edge ruler (B) over the Router Lift and the table and
make sure the top plate is level with the top of the table.
FIGURE 1
3) If an adjustment is needed, remove the Router Lift from the table
opening. From underneath the table adjust the 4 corner screws (A) Fig.2
up or down until the Router Lift is level with the top of the table.
4) Once all 4 corners are properly set and the Router Lift top plate is level
with the table top, without turning the screws (A) Fig.2 tighten all 4 hex.
nuts (B). Then adjust the 6 remaining screws (C) in the same way.
5) Reinstall Router Lift into the opening of the cast-iron table.
INSTALLING ROUTER TO ROUTER LIFT
This “fixed base” Router Lift is designed to fit large diameter routers having
a overall diameter ranging from 4” to 4-1/4”.
FIGURE 2
Note: If your router has a smaller diameter than 4” to 4-1/4”, two reducer
collars are available as optional accessories as follows:
• 3-1/4” Reducer Collar (model XL-314)
• 3-1/2” Reducer Collar (model XL-312)
1) Insert the crank handle (A) Fig.3 into the Router Lift as shown, turn the
crank handle clockwise to raise the carriage and fixing bracket to its
highest position (closest to the table top).
2) Remove the crank handle and turn the Router Lift upside and place back
into the opening of the table top as shown in Fig.4.
FIGURE 3
FIGURE 4
ASSEMBLY & ADJUSTMENTS
INSTALLING ROUTER TO ROUTER LIFT continued...
3) Using an 8mm hex. key, turn the cap screw (A) Fig.5 counterclockwise to
open the fixing bracket (B). The two hex. nuts (C) help spread the fixing
bracket. Only open fixing bracket as needed.
4) Insert the router body (A) Fig.6 into the fixing bracket (B). If a reducer
collar (optional accessory) is required to properly install your router then
install the reducer collar around the router before installing in fixing
bracket. Make sure the collar flange sits flush against the fixing bracket.
• 3-1/4” Reducer Collar (optional- model XL-314)
• 3-1/2” Reducer Collar (optional- model XL-312)
Note: Some routers have pins or bosses on their cylindrical housing. You
may need to turn the router so the pins or bosses fit in the cut-out areas (C)
Fig.6 of the fixing bracket.
FIGURE 5
5) Raise the Router Lift carriage up using the crank handle so the router (A)
Fig.7 is as close to the Router Lift top plate and table insert, but not
touching.
6) Once the router is in the ideal position in the fixing bracket, secure the
router by tightening cap screw (A) Fig.5. Do not overtighten, verify your
adjustment. Once confident the router is installed properly, completely
tighten cap screw (A).
SECURING ROUTER LIFT TO TAbLE
1) With the Router Lift level with the table top, secure the top plate of the
Router Lift to the table using two countersunk allen head screws (A)
Fig.8 as shown. Tighten countersunk allen head screws using a hex. key.
INSTALLING STARTER PIN
FIGURE 6
1) The starter pin (B) Fig.8 is used mainly for freehand or template routing
and can be installed on either the right side or the left side (C) of the
table insert (D).
2) Tighten the starter pin pan head screw (E) to secure the starter pin.
FIGURE 7
FIGURE 8
ADJUSTMENTS
REMOVING TAbLE INSERT
1) The Router Lift comes with a table insert wrench (A) Fig.9 and it is used
to lock or remove the table insert (B) from the Router Lift top plate. Position the two pins of the wrench inside the two holes in the table insert.
Turn wrench clockwise to unlock and remove the table insert, turn
wrench counterclockwise to lock table insert to top plate.
Optional table insert kits are available for this Router Lift as follows:
• 4 pc. Zero Clearance Insert Ring Kit (optional- model XL-074)
• 4 pc. Insert Ring Kit- Openings: 1/4”, 1/2”, 1-3/8”, 2-1/2” (optional- model
XL-076)
TENSIONING THE DRIVE CHAIN
In combination with the brake of the Router Lift, it is important to make sure
the drive chain is always properly tensioned to avoid any chance of the
router creeping or the brake from working improperly.
FIGURE 9
Before making the following adjustment, make sure the router creep is not
caused by the router not being secured properly in the fixing bracket.
1) Using the crank handle, lower the carriage (A) Fig.10 and then remove
the Router Lift from the table. This will allow you to gain access to the top
of the carriage as shown.
2) Loosen cap screw (B) Fig.10 using a hex. key.
3) To tension the drive chain (A) Fig.11, move the sprocket gear (B) towards
the center of the Router Lift to apply more tension.
4) While holding the sprocket gear with one hand, retighten cap screw (B)
Fig.10 with your other hand.
FIGURE 10
USING THE ROUTER LIFT CARRIAGE bRAkE
1) The Router Lift comes with a brake which locks the position of the
carriage to prevent any movement of your previous setting. To lock the
carriage and prevent the router from moving up or down, insert the crank
handle (A) Fig.12 into the brake opening (B) in the top plate of the Router
Lift. Turn the crank handle clockwise to lock the carriage, turn the crank
handle counterclockwise to unlock the carriage.
FIGURE 11
FIGURE 12
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