|Forum topic by LeChuck||posted 12-15-2012 04:35 PM||3087 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-15-2012 04:35 PM
I have a Triton router mounted in a table, and a good 1.5hp Delta dust collector, connected to everything with a few hoses and blast gates.
I connected to DC to the Triton router using a 4 to 2.5 inch reducer, and then another reducer for the size of the vacuum hose that goes into the router’s dust hood attachment. It seems to offer good suction at the top to clear chips from the router, however I just realized that the chips simply fall and remain in the hose as soon as they get into the 4” part, from not enough air flow. I turned on the DC and opened the blast gate to the table saw, which shares the same portion of large hose, and the chips all cleared immediately.
So it seems that the reduction just kills the air flow beyond the small tube.
What have you guys done to get a good dust collection from that router or similar? I want to try a few things but wondered what has been working well for other owners. Perhaps building a box around the router and connecting only a 4” hose there, or doing both. I do like not having a box because this leaves free access to the router controls, and that router is pretty quiet anyway, but I do have chips falling under the router anyway.
-- David - Tucson, AZ