Modifying a dust collector

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Forum topic by Nic posted 08-07-2015 12:30 AM 531 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2015 12:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector shop organization shop layout modify question

I have 2 Jet DC 1100 wired for 220 collecting dust in my woodshop. They are eating up a ton of space, and to the center of my shop for the tablesaw, I am tripping over the collection hose. One of the dust collectors are dedicated to my Jet 10 inch contrator table saw. The other runs my band saw, router, belt sander, and drum sander, all in line against the wall with a much cleaner setup. I am considering taking the dust colleto off the factory stand, and either uing just the motor and creating a dust collection bin and filtration under my workbench, which is a table 4×8 table on the back side of my table saw, or flipping it sideways, uing the filtation back, and creating a dust bin under the table. Thi frees up some space in the shop which gives , me the ability to add the Vega pro 50 fence to th table saw aswell as get rid o the tripping hazard in the shop. Am I crazy for considering this? Has it been done? Any thoughts on where to find idea on the build? I also am thinking of running extra attchments to he table to plug in sanders or a potenial downdraft area.

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#1 posted 08-07-2015 01:42 AM

There was some kind of dust collector built into a table in a woodworking magazine I was reading recently. It was an old (maybe 4-6 years old) issue of either Fine Woodworking or Popular Woodworking. They stuck the motor and impeller from a DC into a shop built table.

I can’t remember which issue, but it’s out there.

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