Rockler Dust Right... Any Users with Feedback for me before I buy ?

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Forum topic by David Grimes posted 03-21-2011 10:45 AM 3321 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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David Grimes

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03-21-2011 10:45 AM

I searched and found very little about the Dustright fittings, collapsible hose, floor and worktable nozzles, etc.

My HF 2HP DC should be here later this coming week. I will mount just the motor/fan unit inside a closet (to cut WAY down on the noise) that is between my shop room and outside. I will pull in to a separator/can (also in the closet), then from the separator to the motor/fan, then directly outside (no fines in the shop to worry about).

Since the back of the closet is almost exactly at the center of one of the long shop walls, it is very appealing to me to use the Rockler Dust Right to attach to machines as needed or clean the flloor or benches, etc. with the nozzles.

Can any of you give feedback about the hose, the nozzles, changing from machine to machine, etc. Is this a good system? I hope so, because I will do whatever I can to prevent (or minimize) ductwork taking over my shop.

The only other things I am a bit perplexed about are the lack of hose and fittings for the 1 1/2” OD outlet ports on the small machines (miter saw, router and router table, jig saw, etc.). Oh… and what about the rectangle ports (two) on the back of the Bench grinder ? Who makes a fitting to go from rectangle to round 1 1/2” or even 2 1/2” ???

Any knowledgeable advise is greatly appreciated.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#1 posted 03-21-2011 11:27 AM

im not shure id hook a dust collector to the bench grinder – dont think you would want “sparks” from metal grinding going into a dust collector.

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 12:41 PM

So, I have both the HF DC and the Rockler Dust Right System. I, like others, really like the DC. But you have to add a better filter which cost me close to the $139 I paid for the DC. It IS worth it, however, as it improves the suction and the air. As for the Dust Right System, I was told at Rockler that it is proprietary and you have to have all the fittings compatible with it. Of course, only Rockler sells the connectors but they are relatively inexpensive and they work very well. You cannot just hook it up to a table saw or a planer, etc. You do have to buy the correct fittings that attach to the machine and then to the hose… from Rockler. I do like the system enough to buy it again. From what I can see, all the fittings fit the machines well and fit the Dust Right very well. I just had to buy the fittings for each machine. I think they are about $13 for 2 fittings. I bought the expandable 6 ft to 20 ft hose and it to work well. It will coil up if you make something to hold it or buy (again from Rockler) their wall hanging unit. I didn’t and just coil it on the machine. I recommend the floor and table top attachments. They work very well. Hope this helps. I have not regretted buying it at all! Just get the better filter for the HF from Wynn.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 03:19 PM

I am a Dust Right fan. It is so much easier to deal with than all the plumbing some people put in their shops. Ellen provided good advice on the need for special ports for each machine.

I will add that, for me, placing the ports in a convenient location is key. In this picture you will see 2 ports that are mounted under a small table beside my TS. One port connects to a hose that runs to the back of the TS. The other port connects to a hose that runs to my miter saw location. To the right, you will see a port on my jointer. Behind me (not in the picture) is my planer and bandsaw with convenient ports. I also have a dust collection funnel behind my lathe (to the right of the jointer) and a port on my router table behind me.

By making a “manifold” for the ports to the back of the TS and to the miter saw station, all of the ports are convenient and easy to get to. I can switch from machine to machine quicker than others can open and close gates.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 03-21-2011 07:59 PM

I have also recently gone through the exercise of “plumbing in” my DC with a HF DC and the same expandable hose & dust right fittings as Ellen.

The expandable hose is used as the “last mile” connection from a fixed run to connect to each machine as I work (so to speak)

I have both 4” & 2.5 → 4” adapters and I must say it all works pretty darn well, way better than the shop vac used to.

I think I will add the vac accessories for the Dust Right and have ordered the upgraded filter from Wynn as well.


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David Grimes

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#5 posted 03-28-2011 07:32 AM

I just received my order of Dust Right materials. I have only opened and inspected so far. Looks nice and beefy enough to last awhile.

The HF 2.0 DC came in last week. I will only be using the motor.

The overhead shelving, painting of walls and epoxy of floor have to be done before the DC and the tools get a home. It will be a few weeks before i can finally post some pictures of this project.

Thank you for all the positive reviews on the Dust Right.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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