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Dust Collection #1: DIY Dust Extractor with Shopvac and Router Speed control

12-24-2012 01:17 AM by ichbinpete | 6 comments »

I was laying in bed the other night, when the wife noticed I was a bit to distracted (not responding to her conversation). She leaned over and saw me looking at Festool stuff and started in on me…see I just bought a used 3HP Powermatic DC on craigslist and still had my lil 1HP Delta DC and a shopvac. Oh yeah, and I just added a PM air filter hanging from the ceiling. Needless to say, she shut down any thoughts I had of getting a Festool extractor, and rightly so! Not to be discour...

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Power Tools, What a Mess!

07-01-2008 11:56 AM by Eric | 0 comments »

Well I finally decided to get rid of my one remaining power tool, a 2HP Ryobi router with 3 bases and a case of bits. Today I fired it up and ran it over a board with a few different bits just to test it out, and I probably created more sawdust in ten minutes than I have in the past six months with hand tools. Now I see why you guys fuss so much over dust extraction! Man oh man. So anyway, I’ve posted an ad for my router over in the Forums, so go check it out if you’re inter...

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