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Blog entry by TheDane posted 11-21-2010 01:45 AM 3270 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Drill Press Dust Collector Fixture series Part 2: Follow-up »

Several months ago, I ordered the Peachtree Drill Press Dust Collector.

When it arrived, I was disappointed because it never occurred to me that the product was not really intended for the type of drill press I have (Performax Model 90219). The problem is the quill on my drill press is only 4 1/2” from the column, and the nozzle is about 5 1/2” long.

Peachtree does offer a set of adapters to accommodate 8”, 10”, and 12” benchtop models, but I decided to improvise.

I built a fixture with plywood scraps that attaches to the underside of my drill press table, and uses a standard 2” pipe flange and an 8” length of 2” galvanized pipe to serve as a mount for the Peachtree Drill Press Dust Collector.

I think my solution is actually better (for my needs) than if I had purchased the Adaptor Plate from Peachtree. Their solution fits directly on to the motor mount to project the setup outward from the machine, whereas my fixture is attached to the table, which means it stays in place regardless of the height of the table.

Admittedly, I would have a problem if I were to remove the shop made table and fence from my drill press, but I have never used this drill press without the table and don’t see myself using it that way in the future.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"



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ducky911

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#1 posted 11-21-2010 02:24 AM

Waiting for part two …it looks like you are missing alot ofdust chips…i have one of these too and can not get it to work the way i thought it would.

Bob

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TheDane

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#2 posted 11-21-2010 03:14 AM

Bob—I have found performance depends to some degree on the bit I am using.

If I use a brad-point or HSS bit, it catches just about everything.

With a firstner bit (the one in the picture is a 1 7/8”) it is a little spotty at first … the forstner bit throws a lot of big shavings around. But the deeper I go, the better it works. I also think (no proof of this) that it gets just about all of the fine sawdust, which is the stuff that you really do not want to breath.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JJohnston

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#3 posted 11-21-2010 03:20 AM

This goes into the “why didn’t I think of that” folder for future use! I love when inspiration strikes – me or anyone else!

What else could you use the pipe for, since it’s there? If you drop a plug about 4” long and just small enough to fit into it, you’ll have yourself a handy pencil cup.

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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TheDane

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#4 posted 11-21-2010 03:25 AM

JJohnston—Hey … that’s a GOOD idea. Thanks!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JJohnston

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#5 posted 11-21-2010 03:32 AM

Consider it your royalty for using your idea. ;o)

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 12:16 AM

Nice use of the pipe stand : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TheDane

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 12:22 AM

Dusty56 … Proof of the old saying ‘Necessity is the mother on invention’.

Mom gets a real workout in my shop!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 12:26 AM

LOL : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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