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A journey into the workshop. #62: More ponderings on the dust collection setup, snap lock pipe to S&D connections?

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Having to work with the tools I have, and what little budget I have to indulge my woodworking, I need to squeak the max out of my equipment, including my dust collector. And I have been thinking about how to rig things up…

I have recently taken advantage of Lee Styron’s discounted pricing on a new Shark Guard, and optioned it up with the pawls and a 4” dust port. Both features I was aching to upgrade to. If Lee is still on schedule, he should ship sometime next week… What this means though, is I will have 2 4” ports, and a single 2.5” port on the table saw. Now the single 4” hose just won’t cut it. I need more volume.

Now the HF 2HP DC comes with a 5” port, and I am wanting to take advantage of that for the added volume. My plan is to build a stand to spin the impeller housing up for a straight shot to the inlet ring, and put that all over my 55 gallon drum based Thien Cyclone separator. Which will be converted to 5” using Snap Lock pipe, I will also be converting it to side inlet to further eliminate the air flow restrictions of the 2 bends that the hose would have to make to get in to the separator.

Now if I branch off would I be better off using the 5×4x4 Wye at the inlet then going 4” to each machine with 1 leg going to the SG / overhead, and 1 going to the floor level stuff, or would I be better off going down the wall with 5” snap lock to as close as possible to the machine and THEN branching with Wyes and reducing to the blast gates / machines?

My equipment / ports / location orientation are…

Table Saw Blade Shroud 2.5” port below table
Table Saw Belly Pan 4” port below table
Table Saw Shark Guard 4” port Overhead
Table Saw router shroud 4” port, below table.
Table Saw router fence 2.5” Overhead.
Band Saw lower blade guide pickup 4” below table.
Band Saw Upper blade guide pickup 2.5” above table.
Lathe dust hood 4” below rails.
Drill Press. No dust collection, need ideas.
Planer 2.5” port on machine, connected through a funnel reducer to 4” hose. Bench top uses hose from table saw.
Jointer 2.5” port on machine, connected through a funnel reducer to 4” hose. Bench top uses hose from table saw.
Oscillating sander 2.5” port on machine, connected through a funnel reducer to 4” hose. Bench top uses hose from table saw.

You can see a rough idea of how I want the shop laid out at the pic below. The miter saw gets taken out to the driveway to be used. I have more or less given up on the concept of miter saw dust collection….
Overhead view of my shop layout.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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sawblade1

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#1 posted 1474 days ago

Check out June 0f 2010 woodworkers journal miter saw station you will like the idea and most likely it will fit your space :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1474 days ago

I was kind of thinking about losing the plastic shelving next to the wall side workbench and converting that bench to a miter saw station, but dust collection is a severe problem. Might have to dig harder for ideas…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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sawblade1

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#3 posted 1474 days ago

A simple T style dust fitting to the D/C barrel will take care of the bi directional issues PM me if you need sources or drawings :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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sawblade1

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#4 posted 1474 days ago

P.S. I’m going to work :( so I won’t be responding till I get home 2 nite :(

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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stefang

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#5 posted 1472 days ago

Hi Db. A drill press doesn’t produce much dust except when using it with sanding drums. I would think that a small vac hose holding attachment could be clamped onto the drillpress table for that kind of work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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dbhost

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#6 posted 1471 days ago

Yeah, I never use sanding drums on the drill press (I have an oscillating spindle / belt sander). But I mostly want to keep drilling shavings clear from the DP. I will probably reduce down to 2.5” and use one of those semi flexible attachments from Rockler / Woodcraft to try to pick up there….

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Manitario

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#7 posted 1425 days ago

Penn State Industries produces a mitre saw hood called “Big Red” which I’ve attached to my mitre stand; coupled with my DC it captures about 80% of the dust produced by the saw. Previously, the saw used to make the shop unbearable from the dust it produced.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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dbhost

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#8 posted 1425 days ago

I have looked at the “Big Red” hood…It is on my wish list, but I am also playing with the idea of losing the wall workbench in favor of a full on miter saw station, complete with dust hood connected to the DC…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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