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Forum topic by Steve posted 03-04-2017 05:03 AM 669 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steve

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03-04-2017 05:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jet jbos-5 spindle sander sander

I have been looking at getting a Spindle Sander for a while and I also don’t like cheap tools. After much research I finally decided on this model and just purchased yesterday. The biggest drawback other than the price and lack of a 3” spindle was the dust collection. I knew this going in and felt I could easily fix it.

Out of the box everything went as planned and looked great, I had it squared and operating quickly. As others have mentioned the dust collection was almost worthless, even with my large system the 2” attachment and lack of shrouding made it not worth even using.

The first thing I did was get a 4” 45 degree PVC drain elbow and a short 4” piece of PVC pipe. I removed the stock plastic black dust shroud and cut it in half to leave a rectangular opening about 3” by 2 1/2”. I took the 4” section of pipe and cut a slice in it lengthwise. I boiled a pot of water and dipped the pipe section into it for a very short time until it became rubbery, then pulled it open and put it under the faucet. See the attached picture. The whole operation took just a few minutes. I had to slightly trim the height and the ends to fit, but now it easily pops in the opening in the front and completely shrouds everything. It can be removed by just slightly squeezing it and pulling it out.

I then took the 45 PVC elbow and dipped one end in the boiling water. I then pushed the soft PVC over the square end of the black shroud that I cut off earlier. It very easily conforms the the square and can be locked in shape by a quick rinse of cool water. I glued it together and put it right back in place. the whole process took less than an hour, and most of that was waiting on the glue to dry (5 minute epoxy).

Now with a 4 inch hose attached and the front piece in place it captures well over 95% of the dust so far. The added bonus is the new parts are white and look like the came from the factory.

Now i just need to bite the bullet and buy the 3” spindle. It REALLY sucks that it did not come with such an expensive machine.

Over all the machine is rock solid and very quite.


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Redoak49

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#1 posted 03-04-2017 12:02 PM

Nice machine and excellent mod for Dust Collection.

There is so much talk about dust collectors and not enough about how to collect the dust at the source. You did a great job.

Your tip about putting the PVC in boiling water and then reshaping it to fit is great.

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#2 posted 03-04-2017 03:27 PM


Nice machine and excellent mod for Dust Collection.

There is so much talk about dust collectors and not enough about how to collect the dust at the source. You did a great job.

Your tip about putting the PVC in boiling water and then reshaping it to fit is great.

- Redoak49

Thanks! PVC is such a versatile and low cost solution. It always amazes me how easy it is to use a little heat and literally bend it to your will. The mod above was my first try and I assumed it might require a few tries. If it didn’t work right I was only risking less than $3 and that’s only if I ruined it completely. If I just didn’t like the shape I could just heat it again. It took longer to boil the water than to actually heat it and make it fit.

I have put a HUGE amount of effort into dust collection in my new shop and capturing it from the start. It really makes working in the shop so much more enjoyable. It’s also kind of fun to figure out a better way to do things.

I just ordered a 3” spindle for a delta that costs $20 less than the Jet part and is an exact replica. (Amazon) just in case anybody else is looking for one.

A buddy called and asked for a better shot from the inside of the 45 to see how I cut it off, so here it is.

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Strogey

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#3 posted 11-08-2017 04:05 AM

Are you interested in earning a few bucks? If you would make me the parts to do this to my Sander I will pay you for your efforts and shipping. I am pretty desperate since I work while sitting in my wheelchair and my face is pretty close to the object that I am sanding. Let me know if you are interested and what the cost would be!

Thanks!

-- Ken, Aurora Oregon

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Steve

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#4 posted 11-08-2017 03:42 PM

Hi Ken,

I would be happy to do this for you for free, however I would need the existing black dust shroud from your machine to cut off and adapt the 4” elbow. Mine is glued so I can’t use it as a mold. It would probably be easier to boil the water and do the elbow yourself than to ship it to me. I could certainly do the shroud from the front of the machine. let me know,

Steve

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 11-08-2017 04:29 PM

Nice mods. I have had to upgrade some of my older tools in similar fashion.

I like Jet tools, and have had quite a few over the years, but it’s a shame they aren’t willing to equip their tools with proper dust collection. Especially now that you’ve shown what can be engineered with a few minutes and only a few dollars. Their engineers must be embarrassed that they didn’t fix this issue before the tool came to market.

These days woodworkers care about really good dust collection, and Jet ought to know that. They even have cyclone dust collectors in their current lineup for goodness sake.

Nice workaround. Take note Jet and other manufacturers… you can do better.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Strogey

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#6 posted 11-08-2017 09:45 PM

Steve,

So if I am understanding all this correctly, I need to ship you the dust collector nozzle from my sander and a 45 degree elbow of PVC. This will make up the dust port attachment. What do you need from me in order to form the front air dam?

Since I am new to this forum, do you have access to my email address so that you can forward me your address?

Thanks in advance for your help. I have noticed that Jet’s latest spindle sander has a bellows type shroud around everything in order to collect the dust. Until I read your post I was considering buying the shroud and attempting to put it on my sander.

-- Ken, Aurora Oregon

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#7 posted 11-09-2017 07:54 PM

I just emailed you Info!

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