Before JessEm invented its first router lift in 1999, adjusting the height of a table-mounted router was no easy task. That first lift solved a problem for woodworkers everywhere, and earned JessEm recognition for its innovative and high-quality woodworking tools.
Today, JessEm continues to set the standard for router lifts, tables, stands, fences, accessories and more, manufacturing many of its products at its facility in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.
Shop JessEm products now or keep reading to learn about a few of JessEm’s Canadian-made tools available online or at a KMS Tools location near you.
JessEm Router Lifts
Both the Mast-R-Lift II and Rout-R-Lift II feature smooth-turning double-sealed ball bearing spindles, hydraulic-pressed shafts for extra rigidity and low-profile designs that allow for above-the-table bit changes.
While the Rout-R-Lift II comes with a sleek 3/8″ phenolic top plate, the Mast-R-Lift II has a gorgeous hard-anodized aluminum top plate that delivers the utmost in abrasion resistance and service life.
CNC machined at JessEm’s Ontario manufacturing plan, these router lifts feature anodized aluminum components for appearance, corrosion resistance and durability.
Before you choose a router lift, check for compatibility with your fixed-base router. The Mast-R-Lift II fits 18 of the most popular fixed-base routers, out of the box. The Rout-R-Lift II is available in different versions to fit a variety of routers.
JessEm Router Tables
For Canadian-made router tables and table tops, JessEm has a couple of options. The Mast-R-Lift Excel II is an all-in-one lift and table top. It uses the same carriage as the Mast-R-Lift II, so it’s compatible with almost any fixed-base router. With 11 double-sealed bearings (two on the lift shafts, six on the height adjustment mechanism and three on the cam lock), the Mast-R-Lift Excel II is one of the smoothest router tables available.
Its table top is solid phenolic, with a built-in dust fitting and an extruded aluminum T-slot track and mitre slot.
Available on its own or in a complete router table assembly, the Mast-R-Top phenolic table top provides a smooth, stable worksurface, complete with a built-in T-slot and mitre slot. Mast-R-Top also features a CNC-machined cutout that fits any JessEm router lift.
JessEm Router Accessories
Along with its router lifts and table tops, JessEm also manufactures a variety of handy router accessories including Clear-Cut Stock Guides. These guides hold stock safely against your fence and router table top, like a featherboard. Yet unlike a featherboard, Clear-Cut Stock Guides steer your stock toward the fence while you feed.
The guides are angled 5 degrees, and their urethane rollers hold the workpiece securely and pull it toward the fence. Even when routing wide boards or large panels, Clear-Cut Stock Guides can help you better control your stock. The resulting cuts are smoother, safer and more accurate. The best part? They’re made in Canada!
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Made in Canada
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