Benchtop mortiser dust collection?

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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 11-23-2010 04:17 AM 2445 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2010 04:17 AM

Has anyone try adding dust collection to your mortiser?

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#1 posted 11-23-2010 04:30 AM

Charles: I just drag the DC hose over to the mortiser, and suck out the chips and shavings, after each mortise … or … each punch with the mortiser.

Usually, I use a reducer, to take the 4” hose down to 2-1/2” for this kind of business. Increases the suction.

I would guess that the drill press dust collection attachment idea could work, here, but … there are other places for $100, for me, right now :-)

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 11-23-2010 04:38 AM

I saw it for $39.99 at peachtree tools online.

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#3 posted 11-23-2010 04:46 AM

broom and dust pan… ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 11-23-2010 05:02 AM

I just use a broom, and a dustpan once I’m done with it.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 05:24 AM

A blast with the compressed air, and move on…..

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 05:53 AM

I have often considered dust collection for mine. The sheer amount of chips produced during use sometimes obscures my work. I might go with a blast of compressed air just to clean off the surface so I can see what I’m doing. A foot switch to trigger the air would be nice as well.

-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 08:14 PM

I need some wood chips in my shop. But thats just me… LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 08:36 PM

This one goes on sale at Peachtree every so often. We bought it for $29 a few weeks ago and it works well on our Ridgid Drill Press so should work well with a benchtop mortiser too.

Here is a review by Dane;

Good luck!

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#9 posted 11-23-2010 09:29 PM

As King suggested, you could probably adapt a system like the one I installed on my drill press … .

I had to do some adaptation ( ) ... I haven’t tried it on my mortiser, but I can’t think of any reason it would not work.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#10 posted 11-23-2010 09:37 PM

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Should work.

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#11 posted 11-24-2010 12:39 AM

A recent spate of mortising inspired this air nozzle solution. The nutdriver is resting on a hose clamp, which did a good job of being an adjustable valve. The whole device is attached to the gooseneck of an old lamp, the base of which I screwed to the workbench.

Further pictures down show my nifty apron from fellow LJ Pete Wadey of A-Town Designs.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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