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Forum topic by thelt posted 12-02-2011 03:10 PM 2147 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2011 03:10 PM

I have a 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector from Grizzly and a Ryobi Benchtop Planer. Here’s the problem: on the dust collector input there is a cross type brace. When I use the Planer all the shavings get clogged up at the brace. The input to the dust collector is a 4” “Y”.

Will it hurt anything to cut the brace out of the “Y”? Or, is there something I should do on the Planer? The “Y” seems to be pretty much rigid plastic or some composite thereof.

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#1 posted 12-02-2011 03:44 PM

Typically the inlet cross bracing is to protect the DC from large chunks of wood getting through and damaging the fan impeller. If you add a simple “trashcan” pre-separator, in front of the DC, your impeller will protected and majority of the debris will be in the trashcan and not your bag. Woodcraft and others sell the top that fits a 30 gallon metal trash can. I use mine with my DW 735 planer and it works very well.
Good luck!

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