I am looking into a remote control for my dust collection system. I have a Delta 50-760 that is wired for 220v. I am looking at a PSI Woodworking LR220-3 220V Long Ranger. Anyone have experience any remotes?
So in my first blog entry I touched on my dust collection progress. I’ve recieved a bit of interest with it so I thought I might share some of what I’ve learned to help others get a head start on thier system or to improve the system they already have. I’ve spent a ton of time researching and testing this stuff and can geniunely say that what I post here works exceptionally well. I do alot of work with MDF and we all know of the hazards of wood dust, especially MDF. Im ...
Hello Fellow Shop Geeks! I cant actually believe I have only now just run across this forum/website. What a great find. I have a feeling alot of shop time will be lost here… This is my very first blog entry so I’ll just post a little background and current whats up. Background. Been woodworking forever, more building in the last decade but I always had a knack for wood and composites. Perhaps thats due to my upbringing, I was literally raised in a lumberyard as lumber i...
I’m always scowering the want ads, classifieds, and flea markets for bargains. I have always wanted a central cyclone system for the shop but at at $1000 plus they have always been out of my price range so when I saw this in the local bulletin board at less than 300 I snatched it up. Now I’m finding that 6 inch duct work including Y’s and elbows costs 3x what 4 inch costs. Kinda like 8 inch jointers costing twice much as a 6 inch. So I’m asking LJ’s for any le...
to make my routing work environment more enjoyable i added a few different dust collection systems to my router table. as well as showing the fence that i made for it. first I’ll start off with the fence. it has a 2” opening that goes up high about 3 1/2” to allow for higher bits. so the fence is about 6 inches high for maximum support. and about 2 inches longer than the router table on both sides for maximum work piece support on both the infeed and outfeed sides. so here i...
Hi, Hopefully there are some festool addicts with CT’s who’d like to expand their dust collection activities, or maybe just some regular people (that was a joke) who use a decent shop vacuum as their dust collector. Shop-Vac has a price reduction for their Sawdust Collection System. It has a bunch of stuff: http://www.shopvac.com/detail.asp?id=393 (8) 36” clear PVC collection tubes (6) Vacuum gates (5) Tube couplings (3) 45° elbows (4) Tee-y fittings ...
(This post is based on a LumberJocks.com forum thread.) After completing my dust collection system installation, I turned to my air cleaner, the Delta 50-875. I had decided to install it just above my table saw—about 2/3rd’s of the way along the wall, where the intake would be in line with the front door and the outfeed inline with the ceiling mounted vent fan. After reading “Woodshop Dust Control” this seemed like the ideal placement and this location had the added be...
After locating some 4” “green” sewer and drain line; I started to connect the dust collector. By using a series of “y’s”, elbows, and blast gates I was able to make a main branch that will run to the jointer, planer and large sander; a branch to a floor sweep, and a branch to the existing 2” duct line. I still have the second 4” connector on the main DC free for expansion if needed. So far I have just “friction fitted” these connect...
If you read my last post you might recall how I decided to purchase an X10 “Powerflash Interface” to test out as a controller for my dust collector. My skepticism about how the unit worked turned out to be well-founded. The Powerflash device sends an X10 “on” signal when 6-18VDC is applied to the contacts—but once the voltage is removed, the unit immediately sends an “off” signal. What I was looking for was a way to use a single momentary switch to to...
Countertops I’ve been dying to start stowing my tools away in the newly built shop cabinets—getting them both organized and out of the garage where they’re making it difficult to keep the car. The last remaining obstacle was finishing the countertops. Not that I couldn’t finish them with the drawers full…but some time ago I noted that while the tops were individually level, they weren’t perfectly in the same plane with each other. If they’re not pr...
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