|Forum topic by GerardW||posted 08-22-2013 03:28 AM||1587 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-22-2013 03:28 AM
So I’ve had this bench top shop made router table for a couple months now, and I really do like it.
The problem I’ve run into is that now I am getting more diligent about dust collection, using the dust deputy (which I love). The dust port on the back of the fence works well only if I am doing a through cut and don’t totally cover the hole in the fence. When I cover the hole, the suction from the shop vac creates a big drag on my workpiece! And also barely collects the dust, which mostly falls out the bottom.
I have already picked up a nice piece of phenolic faced 3/4 ply, some t track, and a mitre track, with the intention of redoing the top to reduce friction and get a better fit. Any suggestions about changes to the fence or the table body to improve dust collection here? All help is welco,e!
-- Gerard in Bowie MD