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Keen Dust Router Review.  Above and below table dust collection

Keen Dust Router Review. Above and below table dust collection

03-21-2012 12:50 AM by ardbeg | 12 comments »

This is a review for the Keen Products Company’s “Dust Router” http://www.keen-products.com/ This simple device really works wonders. I have a Bench Dog Cast Iron wing extension router table (the pic above is not my set up) and thought I was getting decent chip collection through the fence but this $40 gizmo makes DC’ing at the router table an art. DescriptionThe kit comes with:-a sheet of plastic that you need to attach between your router and plate. Easy enou...

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G0548Z - 2HP Canister Dust Collector

G0548Z - 2HP Canister Dust Collector

03-12-2012 02:58 PM by Mainiac Matt | 15 comments »

Background...I’ve been reading up on and conspiring to get DC into a working shop for what seems like ages. And though I’ve always wanted to set up a two stage cyclone system, when it came right down to it, I didn’t have the space or the money. So turning my sights to single stage units, I flagged the G0548Z as my pick. Fast forward to January, when I found that the price had gone up in the 2012 catalog, but that the holiday sale of $375 was still good for a few more days...

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Works Great!

Works Great!

03-02-2012 09:21 PM by zindel | 2 comments »

Okay so i built myself a cabinet for my miter saw and wanted some type of dust collection, granted there can only be so much when it comes to a miter saw but anyways i put a small vac inside the cabinet and needed a way to turn it on and off without opening everything up flipping the switch ect. Found this little guy it was on sale at the time for $20. Thought i would give it a try and it works great! i leave the switch on my shop vac to on and when i pull the power switch on my saw the vac c...

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Not a very good value

Not a very good value

02-06-2012 01:32 AM by MoshupTrail | 32 comments »

I picked this up on sale from Rockler recently and put it together this weekend. First off, the box it comes in is very small. In fact, it looks tiny next to my 16 gal Ridgid vac. The Vortex comes in two halves allowing it to nest inside the carton. Clever packing. I was afraid it might leak at the joint, but it proved to be a nice tight fit. Assembly: Not hard at all. The directions are clear and well written, but… There are two connectors for the intake and out...

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It works, and the price is right

It works, and the price is right

01-18-2012 05:29 AM by Vrtigo1 | 19 comments »

Not a whole lot to say about these remote switches. I base my opinion on the functionality and the price, and this one does well in both areas. It’s pretty simple – you plug the base unit into the wall and plug your DC into the base unit, then when you want to turn the DC on or off you press the button on the remote control. Took about 20 seconds to install it, and it worked right away, no settings to mess around with or anything like that. Very handy when you have a smaller...

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Poor customer service at Oneida Air Systems

Poor customer service at Oneida Air Systems

12-31-2011 01:41 PM by Kirko | 26 comments »

I was initially happy with the product until I noticed the cardboard drum had collapsed, since then my experience with Lisa Barone and customer service for Oneida has been very disappointing. After being told the cardboard drum should not have collapsed they refused to replace it. I purchased the steel replacement drum and lid early in November, I did not receive it, 2 weeks later when I contacted Ms. Barone she told me it will ship out that day and gave me an incorrect tracking number. A mo...

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My shopvac thanks me

My shopvac thanks me

12-21-2011 10:53 PM by live4ever | 6 comments »

I recently bit on Rockler’s sale on the Dust Right Vortex. I figured it was time to add a separator to my little Fein shopvac, considering I use the vac for all my shop’s dust collection (TS, BS, router table, drum sander, planer, etc.). I have the small model (Turbo I), so you can imagine how quickly it fills up. Up to this point, I was using it with the stock 5 micron cloth bag filter. The DR Vortex is simply a 10 gallon bucket that comes with a lid (the money part), 5 cas...

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Dissapointed

Dissapointed

11-21-2011 07:27 AM by exelectrician | 35 comments »

I am dissapointed with my Delta 50-760 for the following reasons…1. It is too loud.2.It cannot pick up more than ten handplane shavings with out blocking all the grids inside.3.I cannot use it anywhere near my chopsaw, small offcuts have caused several dents in the case when they slam into the inner parts.4.I touch the large fabric bag and a cloud of fine dust falls, Am I breathing this stuff?

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Keep children and animals away from the ports!

Keep children and animals away from the ports!

10-30-2011 08:35 PM by Manitario | 13 comments »

Finally, after many months of moving, new shop set, starting a new job, etc. I have got my Clearvue Cyclone up and running. I’ll run through a bit of my decision process leading to my purchase, then the installation, and finally its performance. Decision I had an average setup; a 1.5hp canister DC connected to a short run of 6” pipe with 4” flex hose drops to each machine. The setup worked well to capture the chips from the jointer and planer, collect the shavings from the TS c...

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Meets my needs

Meets my needs

10-27-2011 12:41 AM by Vrtigo1 | 30 comments »

I recently purchased an HVLP system and wanted to buy a respirator to go with it to avoid inhaling the atomized overspray. I went with the 3M 7500 because Marc (The Wood Whisperer) did a segment on his podcast about respirators in which he recommended it. I purchased the bare respirator with no filters, then added a set of the P100 filters. The resiprator is quite lightweight and isn’t a nuisance to have on your face, which I think is important because is your safety gear is a hass...

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