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#1 posted 07-12-2013 07:42 PM

Thanks Matt! Some more good advice – I’ll use 4” to 2.5” reducers plugged into my tools ports, connecting those tools (via blast gates) to the main line with 4” flex tube.

I do have a ZCI, so perhaps I’ll need to rig up an overhead dust collector for the TS. I’ll look into the pleated filter for the DC, and although I can’t afford a ceiling-mounted filter right now I do have about 20 brand new furnace filters that I was planning on using with a box fan to make a better-than-nothing ambient air filter. Even with all of this, I plan on using my respirator for the messiest tasks.

One question, for anyone: what, exactly, are the right adapters to get for my port-to-hose conversions, assuming I’m connecting everything to 4” flex tube? I don’t want to make a mistake with outer/inner diameters, and just from looking online (without hooking things up to my tools) it’s a little confusing. If it helps, my miter saw is a DeWalt DW713, my sander is a Ridgid oscillating belt/spindle sander (EB4424), and my router table is a Bosch RA1181. My planer is a DW734 and my table saw is a R4512.

Edit – crank, thanks for that heads-up. I haven’t put my DC together yet, so I didn’t quite catch your meaning.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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