dedicated shop vac for router table pros/cons

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Forum topic by floridagramps posted 02-01-2011 04:45 AM 996 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2011 04:45 AM

I am building a new router table roughly based on plans published Fine Woodworking Tools and Shops 2001 article by John White. His design has a dedicated shop vac in a separate compartment below the router. It collects dust/chips from the fence and the box housing router. Dust from the fence is sucked into the box below via a sheet metal dust deflector. Anyone built something along these lines? Has anyone built this table or one similar to it?

Don’t have room or funds for a real dust collection system

My current table is on locking casters. Don’t like this as it is not rock solid. The John White plan has 2 fixed casters on one side of table and the other side has plywood on the floor. I would think this would be much more stable and easy to lift one end and move the table as necessar

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 05:45 AM

One day I caught a small shop-vac on sale at Lowes for $20. I use it exclusively for my router table and it works great.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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