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Drill Press Dust Collection

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Project by dakotawood posted 12-22-2011 05:18 AM 3149 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some specs:

Rockler 4” Flex Form hose (goes to the drill bit)
4” hose splice (between the Flex Form hose and flexible dust hose)
Rockler 4” flexible dust hose (cut it as I didn’t need the whole 10 ft length)
Dust Right 4” hose connector (clamped onto 4” flexible dust hose)
Rockler Dust Right expandable hose (with other Dust Right accessories nearby for other tasks)
Corner shelf above drill press helps support everything (I secured splice to the shelf with 2 hose clamps)

First picture is all set up for d/c:
simply loop 4” flexible dust hose (with Dust Right 4” hose connector on it) onto Dust Right handle
position Flex Form hose at the drill bit
open blast gate

Other 2 pics are how it normally looks. As you can see I’ve place by Dust Right hose vertically with the blast gate on the bottom. The hose is quite heavy, so I’ve screwed the blast gate to a stud and also just placed a scrap board in front to help support the hose/blast gate. The board is just held in place by the weight of it all. Seems pretty stable with the board. Also built an MDF cage for hose. Front piece of MDF swivels out of the way when I need to drag the hose across the shop.

All in all I like the set up. Great dust collection at the bit when needed and it easily gets out of the way when I don’t want it there. I also really like the Dust Right system. Can quickly and easily clean up the shop.

Thanks for looking!

-- Travis, South Dakota





6 comments so far

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kw193

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 05:50 AM

Nice Job! I use the Rockler setup myself. I have had the drill press dust collector sitting around for about a year… but I keep meaning to install it one day.

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 12-22-2011 11:14 AM

Nice looking set-up! Should serve you well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 11:44 PM

Nice set-up , very well organized : )

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

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clieb91

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 04:03 AM

Nice, I have been trying to figure out drill press dust collection for a bit now.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Viking

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 04:30 AM

Travis;

Nice DC setup and great use of a corner in your shop as well. I think your idea will get copied ….... a lot!

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Roger

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 09:49 PM

I like your setup on this.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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