Upgrading from my Rigid lunchbox planer and 6” rockwell jointer to the beefier Jet 15” planer and Geetech 8” jointer… it came to me that I best beef up my dust collection system. I had existing 6” HVAC ducting as a temporary solution. But I really needed to finalize it (or at least, make it semi-final with the option of future stuff).
Here is my Wynn filters ontop of my Grizzly 3HP DC feeding from my Thein Baffle. For now, this is their homes. Eventually, will need to engineer something different as this does take up valuable floor space. Such as building outside insulated shed or something. But for now….
Then I had to run the 6” ducting around the corner of my 2 car garage. All ducting has 1/8” rivets installed in all junctions, HVAC taped, and HVAC duct sealing. I have 3 sets of drops, 2 each. First set is for table saw, jointer, and planer (since the closest to the Grizzly DC). Next set, 1 is capped for future lathe and the other for misc. Last set (since farthest) is for future needs as well. I slapped in 6”x6”x4” wye’s at strategic locations at the drops for future needs as well (such as overhead table saw dust collection). The planer, jointer, and table saw are 5’ from the wall. If I need to move then further for working longer pieces of lumber, I’ll have to use rubber flex to extend.
Next up: blast gates, pvc, and heat guns.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter