(AJ- this one’s for you!)
I bought a Grizzly jointer a few year back and I do not have vacuum in that area of the shop. The jointer does not project the chips out like a planer so I felt I did not really need it. It came with a plate with a 4” dust collector fitting that partially blocked the rectangular opening in the back of the jointer. If the vacuum was on, there would be no problem, but without it, it plugged up the jointer real quick.
So, I decided to make a chip collection bucket for the back of the jointer. I added some shots to show how it is built and how I installed it Right mouse and click View Image to see the whole picture*
This is the collector on the jointer
This shows the opening and the two steel clips I mounted to hold the bucket. I used 2 of the existing holes from the dust collector fitting
this is a shot of the bucket made from aluminum flashing and pop riveted together. It has square holes to hang on the clips and a wooden handle to pick it up to empty it
This is just another shot of the back of the jointer and the face of the bucket that hangs on the jointer.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!