|Project by sillac||posted 05-23-2012 06:17 AM||8254 views||16 times favorited||9 comments|
As far as I am concerned dust collection should not only get rid of the dust, but can and should help keep the router cool, and if designed right can help control the little of the noise.
I have 4 paths for air as it travel through the router table on it’s way to the dust collector. Starting at the bottom, air travels across the bottom or under the router to an opening as shown in photo 2.
In the middle, air travels through baffels as shown in photos 4 and 5, these are in a 4 inch thick cover that covers the front of the of the area where the router is. The idea is that this will cut down a little on the sound getting out the front of the router table and then to the operator. Air travel across the router motor hopefully keeping in cool and drawing dust away from it. In photo 1 you will notice a vertical slot about 4 inches high and 1 1/2 inches wide, this is where this air is drawn to.
Between the router and the top is a channel where air travels to clear chip away from the top of the router, this can be shown in part in photo 3 This is talked about in “Is this the Ultimate Router Table? router lift”.
And then there is dust collection at the fence, which sorry to say I have not built yet.
-- Steve in Oregon,