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Forum topic by zekemed posted 03-12-2018 12:54 PM 300 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zekemed

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03-12-2018 12:54 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sawdust collection sanding table

Hi
I am new to woodworking and new to this site. I recently bought a small collection of use power tools, one of which is a Grizzly H2936 vacuum sanding table. There is a covered/unused port on the left side of the base where the sawdust collects before the filters. Could I cover the table with an airtight cover, attach a sawdust collection system to this port and use the sanding table as a dust collector for my table saw, router table, etc.?


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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-12-2018 01:22 PM

That would be a stretch at best.
Bill

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jamsomito

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#2 posted 03-12-2018 01:27 PM

I’m a few years in to the hobby and starting to dive into the deep rabbit hole that is dust collection. Looking at the specs of your table, it claims a 1/2HP motor with 1400+ CFM. This flow rate isn’t possible and yet another example of severe manufacturer exaggeration of specs. Looking at 1/2HP dust collectors, they’re barely up to snuff for chip collection on a single tool, much less the fine dust which is the stuff that can hurt you. Rigging something up to this tool will have all kinds of losses from however the cramped quarters inside are set up plus whatever kind of connection you can come up with to duct it to other tools, so it will perform even worse than what you’re getting at the table. It absolutely is not enough for a stationary ducted system for your whole shop.

Now here’s where my opinion comes in. I don’t believe dust collection to be an all-or-nothing thing. Anything is better than no dust collection. So, if this is all you have, and you don’t have the resources to go out and get something specifically for dust collection on your other tools, I would say – give it a shot! However, I don’t think you’ll be happy with the performance and will likely be in search of another solution before long. Just my 2 cents.

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#3 posted 03-12-2018 02:27 PM

I’ve tried a lot of things to try to make multiple uses of different items to save space and/or money. I almost always find myself disappointed in the results. In contrast, I have never regretted buying and using a high quality tool for its intended purpose. I’ve come to the point where I would buy effective dust collection before I would buy much anything else. My table saw and router table make sawdust in a Biblical plague proportion. I can’t imagine using either without effective dust collection and air filtration.

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