Works well but is made of cheap junk that breaks easily

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Review by iminmyshop posted 09-11-2017 04:04 AM 1597 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Routers kick up a dust storrn that is both annoying and unhealthy. So when I saw a video for Oneida’s new router dust shroud I was excited and immediately bought one. It worked well but the plastic it is made of is so flimsy that the shroud popped out with use. Later, on the first day of use, part of the shroud cracked when the router was set on its side (gently). The sad part is that when it was working, the shroud was very effective.

Another problem is that the recess for the screws that attach it to the router are very shallow. If you are not careful, if there is any screw protrusion it will scratch up your workpiece – as I found out the hard way.

In summary, this is a great idea not well executed.


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#1 posted 09-11-2017 02:13 PM

I purchased the Bosch accessory DC attachments and thought they are decent quality, they are fussy to set up and use. If you don’t adjust them close, they don’t catch the dust… but then you need to change the setup with just about every bit change.

Ever since I build a decent router table cab, with DC both below the router and at the fence, I find it’s just easier to do even the simple little jobs on the router table.

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#2 posted 09-13-2017 05:36 PM

+1 on the router table! The only thing I do off the table is rabbets, hinge cutouts, etc.

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#3 posted 09-13-2017 06:23 PM

Thanks for the warn…...uh….review!

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 04:26 PM

Alan (@iminmyshop),

We are very sorry to hear of your issues with our Router Hood – our product is molded from an industrial polycarbonate material (the same as safety glasses) and it should not have broken so easily. Oneida Air Systems would be more than happy to offer you a replacement Router Hood, free of charge, so that you can have the dust-free performance you deserve.

Please reach out to us at or call our service line at 866-387-8822.

-- Revolutionary Dust Collection Since 1993

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#5 posted 11-04-2017 02:30 PM

I’ve been considering a small cyclone setup for sanding/CMS and have been leaning towards the Oneida Dust Deputy. Customer outreach/service like this sets the hook!

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#6 posted 11-07-2017 06:13 PM

The manufacturer and I have been in touch. They are sending a new unit at no cost. I appreciate the effort. Hopefully, my unit was anomalous and the next holds up well.


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