|Forum topic by LDAvery||posted 08-10-2015 12:31 PM||662 views||1 time favorited||2 replies|
08-10-2015 12:31 PM
Hello, I’m trying to get equal quality dust collection under the router table vs at the fence. Here is my setup (all new): a Bench Dog Promax router table, a Bench Dog Pro Fence, a Triton TRA001 router, and an old Craftsman “shop-vac”.
I come out of the shop-vac to a Y-adaptor with 2.25 inch line to fence and 1.5 inch hose to Triton router dust port. The problem: apparently the large line going to the fence is “starving” the smaller line. The “path of least resistance” is to the fence. When bit is partially buried in the fence DC is great; lots of suction. Pull the fence away from the bit to mill a dado and there’s dust going EVERYWHERE. Very little is being pulled down. For reference this little test was with a 1/2” straight bit set at 1/4” high.
My solution for now is to just use fence collection when the bit is buried and connect the router direct to the shop-vac for operations well beyond the fence. With the router connected directly it works great; the shop vac is doing its thing and the Triton does a very good job of pulling the dust down.
Maybe my best answer as to build a box around the router with a 2.25 collection port, directional baffles and some ports in the front to assist with circulation. I was hoping to not have to go this far quite yet but maybe I will need to.
Does anyone have any suggestions short of the box? Your input would be very much appreciated.