|Forum topic by Bobby||posted 03-22-2010 03:40 AM||1171 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-22-2010 03:40 AM
Here are a couple of questions that I’m sure a lot of you can provide answers to… forgive me for sounding like a nubie… but I really am one in these cases.
1. I was the recipient of a variable speed plunge router this past week. I have never had a variable speed and am wondering… in what siituations would I have to use a slower speed or a faster speed?
2. As stated last week… I do have a dust collector… it is a Delta 1 1/2 hp, model 50-840 C. I’ve hooked it up to my thickness planer with hopes that it would solve my problem of the chips blocking up in the hood on the planer. In fact, the 4” hose on the DC blocked up too. I got to wondering… last month I noticed that my Shop Vac wasn’t sucking like it used to. I opened it up and found that the filter was blocked solid. After cleaning it up with compressed air, it was running like it was when it was brand new. Could this be the problem with the DC? Is there a filter in it somewhere that may be dirty and causing it to have less suction? I’ve searched all over for the manual but have come up empty so far.
Thanks in advance!