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Forum topic by Woodchuck2010 posted 02-04-2016 02:30 AM 629 views 2 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Woodchuck2010

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02-04-2016 02:30 AM

Finally got fittings to collect dust from the bandsaw and router table. Works pretty good. My old Jet bandsaw has a small fitting on the bottom wheel door. Never has been very good. They make them with 4” ports now. Wonder how those work. The blast gates are nice and handy too.

-- Chuck, Michigan,


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Milled

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 02:47 AM

Nice job.

-- If it's doable, I'll do it...if it's been done, I've done it...if it's impossible, I'll try it.

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 02:52 AM

Thanks milled. Just curious. Do you have a bandsaw and if so, hows the dust collection on it?


Nice job.

- Milled


-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 02:23 PM

I recently did something similar for dust collection with my bandsaw. I have a 14” Rikon bandsaw which has a 4” dust collection outlet port. I downsized the port to 2½” which I connect to my 16 gal. Ridgid shop vac. I was a little concerned about how well the dust collection would be with the downsizing of the outlet port but so far this setup seems to be working well.

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 02:29 PM

That looks pretty good. Can you post the link to the fittings and hose?

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 03:12 PM

I highly recommend a Dust Deputy for your Ridgid vac., it’ll occupy a small space in front or above it for the bucket but then you won’t have to empty the shop vac or change/clean its filter often.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Woodchuck2010

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#6 posted 02-04-2016 05:00 PM

I wish mine did a better job. My old Jet 14” has the small port attached to the bottom door and it catches some but not all that good. I’m considering blocking that off and doing a larger port through the casting on the back. Kind of scary though.


I recently did something similar for dust collection with my bandsaw. I have a 14” Rikon bandsaw which has a 4” dust collection outlet port. I downsized the port to 2½” which I connect to my 16 gal. Ridgid shop vac. I was a little concerned about how well the dust collection would be with the downsizing of the outlet port but so far this setup seems to be working well.

- syenefarmer

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Woodchuck2010

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#7 posted 02-04-2016 05:02 PM

I’m really considering that. The new clear-vue gets rave reviews. I’ve seen some really great Youtubes on it.


I highly recommend a Dust Deputy for your Ridgid vac., it ll occupy a small space in front or above it for the bucket but then you won t have to empty the shop vac or change/clean its filter often.

- distrbd


-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Woodchuck2010

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#8 posted 02-04-2016 05:15 PM

I bought most of the hardware from Woodcraft. Here’s a pic of what you’ll need.I’ve checked off the needed items. The 2 1/2” union fittings couple the blast gates to the “T” fitting. Very nice tight fit. My regular shopvac hose slips into the other end of the “T” fitting. I used a 3/4” piece of scrap pine to mount it all to the wall. That gave the blast gates clearance to fit right up flush to the wall. I got lucky with that. lol I bought the 2 1/2” hose clamp thats on the clear hose, at my local woodshop. I also got the 2 1/2” “T” fittings at my local shop. Woodcraft has them also.


That looks pretty good. Can you post the link to the fittings and hose?

- builtinbkyn

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#9 posted 02-04-2016 06:21 PM

whatever that fitting is that connects the vacuum to the other flex hosing, it should be a “TY” and probably not a “T”.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Woodchuck2010

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#10 posted 02-04-2016 06:56 PM



whatever that fitting is that connects the vacuum to the other flex hosing, it should be a “TY” and probably not a “T”.

- toolie


-- Chuck, Michigan,

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Woodchuck2010

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#11 posted 02-04-2016 07:02 PM

OH yeah. Better flow. Makes sense. I never looked for or even saw a “Y” type fitting in 2 1/2”. The suction is insane on this right now. The Y would help even more! Thanks toolie

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#12 posted 02-05-2016 07:43 PM

Be careful using a shop vac for long periods of time. I killed three of them while using them as dust collection for a scroll saw.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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