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Forum topic by SSF posted 02-04-2014 11:35 PM 992 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2014 11:35 PM

Hi, I’m thinking of building a downdraft table for dust collection from sanding work.
Wanted to run my thoughts by experts here.

I looked at options from Grizzly:

and one from Rockler

Saw a few homebrew down draft tables as well on the internet.

Do you use any downdraft table? Please share your experiences.

-- Sumanta, North Carolina

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#2 posted 02-05-2014 12:14 AM

I have one of these brand new in the box, the box was opened to make sure there was no damage during shipping. I am not using it and would be interested in selling it or swapping for something

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#3 posted 02-05-2014 01:02 AM

dust is the EVIL reality of woodworking.

I hate dust, especially the dust produced from sanding, machining, finishing, ….. its just evil and the more time moves along, the faster I tend to use hand tools like planes and scrapers, as I fear the consequences of “dust”

One of the many reasons why Festool works for me and that said, …. keep your downdraft table clean, clean the filters often and change them often. It’s the same as a house hold central vac system, it just requires the odd bit of maintenance to keep them working right

If your making your own, you could save a few bucks by using this web sites search engine ?

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#4 posted 02-05-2014 03:09 AM

I am just finishing building a down draft sanding table. Still have one more coat of paint to apply. Once it is done I will try it out and if it works the way that I think it should I will post pics along with the plans to build one. (should be done by this weekend)

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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