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Forum topic by JERRY54 posted 12-12-2011 04:58 AM 3021 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2011 04:58 AM

Dust Collection on my drill press is not doing a very good job, I have a 4’’ hose reduce to a 2 1/2’’ hose that just hangs across the DP. I try to get it as close as i can to the bit but it just dont seem to get the stuff that goes flying all over the place, maybe this new guy is expecting to much, I did try a dust hood but it got in the way so much it made it hard to work, Im useing a HF 2HP for a collector, anything i can do?

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 05:05 AM

I was thinking of putting a table saw scoop under the drill press since most stuff seems to fall. I’m interested to see the responses to this thread.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 05:19 AM

A drillpress doesn’t really produce much ‘dust’, more like shavings and chips which I find are easy to sweep/brush into a pile and vacuum up when I’m done. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a foolproof drillpress dust collection unit.

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 05:21 AM

Why restrict the end of your hose. You are just reducing the volume of air flow?

Leave it 4” and put a fishmouth end on it.

That would increase the collection by a little over 2.5 times.

A typical DC does not have enough static pressure for high velocity capture with a small hose. That is the domain of shop vacuums.

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 05:40 AM

Ok, i will remove the 2 1/2’’ hose and try to find a small hood or something like that and give it a try THANKS

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