|Project by Timbo78||posted 11-18-2015 05:18 PM||2246 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
Just wanted to show my cheap, simple, and fairly effective solution to above-table dust collection. The accordion pipe is 5 bucks at the big box stores, and is designed to work with sewer and drain pvc so it was a snap to fit together. Obviously, this doesn’t create a dust-free experience, but combined with the below-table collection it gets the vast majority of dust. And when there is some remaining on the table I just leave the DC on and blow it in the direction of the pipe, and it sucks it right up.
I just thought that making or buying a dust hood was too much money and/or trouble for a detached garage shop that has a car, lathe, and bandsaw making a mess anyway. This serves one very simple purpose: dramatically reducing my sweeping/vacuuming. It works. And it’s cheap as hell.