|Forum topic by Chris208||posted 12-09-2013 06:05 AM||1582 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-09-2013 06:05 AM
A while back, I bought a delta 22-560 planer that did not include the factory dust collection fitting. This thing, like all planers, shot shavings all over the place and was a top mess-maker in my garage shop.
I had seen dust collection solutions on LJs but what I saw seemed complicated, which discouraged me., so I kept putting it off.
Last Saturday I went out in the shop determined to build a dust collection solution for my planer.
I was only hoping to build a prototype, so I quickly put together a fixture of 1/4” MDF, held together with clinched nails. I bought the plastic dust collection fitting at woodcraft for $6.
The 22-560 has a spring loaded switch that is depressed by the factory blade guard. This switch must be depressed in order for the planer to operate. I cut a small piece of sheet metal, inserted it, and screwed it down using the factory screw hole for the blade guard.
This thing is ghetto as all get out, but hell if it don’t work. It collects very nearly all of the planer shavings. The only downside is that some planer shavings collect inside the housing, which I just suck out with a shop vac from time to time.
This thing is not sealed in any way, and still does an amazing job of collecting chips. I can’t believe I waited so long to tackle this.
When this one falls apart, which it undoubtedly will, I’ll build one more sturdy.