|Review by dbhost||posted 12-15-2009 11:48 PM||2798 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
To be blunt, I have never been truly happy with the dust collection on my Ryobi AP1301 13” planer. I mean it works and all, but it’s never worked well. Pulling from a shop vac fitted with a separator and a LOT of hose, I have always felt that the ribbed hose robbed me of too much air flow to be truly effective…
I have used the square edge DC fittings the ones that step down at an almost 90 degree angle like the ones I got from Rockler, and was never pleased with the results.
This past weekend, I was in the Woodcraft Southeast Houston location picking up some Walnut from the cross clock project for my wife, and happened to have a coupon… The 2 bd ft of walnut didn’t put me over my $20.00 minimum for the $10.00 off coupon, so I spotted these sitting in the bins with the other dust collection goodies, and figured I would grab a couple and try them out…
I fitted one to my Ryobi AP1301, lunch box planer and one to my Sunhill SM-150B bench top jointer. My connection method is the EZ clamps from Woodcraft over the hose, to the adapter. Everything fit, and sealed up as it should, and through all the jointing, and planing of the stock in question, there was not even the slightest hint of missed dust, chips or whatever..
I have since tested it on my Ridgid EB4424 oscillating sander and find improvements in collection from there as well.
After using this, I see no reason for using the step down style reducers.
A word of caution though. I have ONLY seen these in store. If you order from Woodcraft online, I suggest calling and verifying that the item you are getting looks like a funnel, and not the step down type…
I will be back to Woodcraft soon for one more for my sander. These things are great!
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