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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 07-12-2013 07:04 PM

I think you plan is as good as you’re going to get with the limited space and the equipment you’ve chosen.

Run a 4” line down the wall and blast gate 4” ports to each appliance on the wall…. then hook up with the largest size flex you can. For your MS, make a box around it to trap the debris and hook up a 4” line to the back or bottom of the box.

The small hook ups to most miter saws (with exception of the newest German ones) don’t cut it. But if you run your shop vac to that port and your DC to the box/shroud/big gulp, you’ll get most of it.

On the TS, a ZCI makes a huge differect in how much debris gets slung off the top.

Upgrade your HF DC with a pleated filter, and if possible invest in a ceiling mounted air filter.

Even given all of these precautions, you’ll still want to keep some nice dust masks (the kind with a rubber flapper valve) on hand for especially messy tasks.

Good luk with you shop DC.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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