Still working out the kinks in this design and wanted to get some opinions on my dust collection setup for this work station. I am not familiar with the heat build up with routers and do not know how big of a deal it is or what I need to do to mitigate damage to the router.
I haven’t purchased a dedicated router yet so the dimension are not exact but you get the general idea.
I like the idea of using a cylindrical dust box for the router. I figure if I angle the suction it will create a cyclonic effect that will increase air movement inside. I’m hoping that it will collect the dust more efficiently and cool the motor at the same time. I’m currently using 4” PVC and a reducer to 2” for the two top ports. I’m really not worried about the PVC static electricity thing because its been debunked except for all but the largest of dust collection operations. I plan on connecting the workstation dust collection to the TS collection system.
Also I am wanting to install two separate ports at the top of the bench that I can use for detachable dust collection. I am mainly planning on using this for above the bit collection for the router fence, smaller tools like my random orbit sander or my plunge router and perhaps a vacuum attachment to clean the top of the bench and work pieces.
1. Do you seen any flaws or mistakes in this plan/setup?
2. What size dust collection system will I need to power this and the table saw?
3. Have you had any experience with heat build up of routers and how serious of a problem is this?
4. Is PVC the most efficient product for this as far as cost and collection ability?
Thanks for any help