|Forum topic by dschlic1||posted 08-12-2014 06:05 PM||933 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-12-2014 06:05 PM
I now have a router table mounted as an extension to my table saw. I also made a Shop Notes router lift that I mounted to that same router table. I have a router fence that has dust collection built into it so that part is not an issue. The issue is when I cut grooves or dados the dust collection from the fence cannot work, it needs to be from underneath the table. My collector is a shop-vac, not the industrial type dust collectors. The vac can use either 1 1/4” hose or the large 2” hose.
I have found a commercial solution: Keen Products Dust Collector Kit for Router Tables . However some have had problems with this unit and router lifts.
The second thought that I had was to make a kind of manifold under the table with a movable plate between the router and the table top. The router would not be able to be lifted all of the way up. but still might work.
Anyone have any other ideas?