|Project by Elizabeth||posted 01-16-2013 05:08 AM||2355 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I picked up a Ryobi oscillating spindle sander from an estate sale a couple of years back. There’s a dust collection port on the bottom, but it’s so shallow I didn’t even know it was there until I read online that this model has them! You can see it on the left in the third picture.
When I set up my dust collection system, I needed a way to attach this sander to the system. I bought an angled dust port with flange from Rockler, but it didn’t line up with the screws on the sander. So I made a plywood block that would attach to the sander via friction (the angled side) and two accessible screws, and attached the flange to it. I lined the two surfaces with double sided tape to decrease the number of leaks in the system.
It works well! Not much of a project, but I figured I’d post it in case anyone else is struggling with a similar shallow dust port connection.