Router plate & dust collection?

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Forum topic by Case101 posted 10-06-2014 05:41 PM 925 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-06-2014 05:41 PM

I have the JessEM router lift, I see Incra has a router lift with plates cut out for dust collection like the following:

Here is my lift / plate:

I was wondering if anybody has drilled out their plates in a similar fashion to capture more dust like what Incra has?


-- John, New Jersey

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#1 posted 10-06-2014 06:19 PM

I guess I can’t imagine that helping much. Seems like the workpiece would be covering those openings when you are passing it over the bit.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#2 posted 10-06-2014 07:05 PM

I have the Incra system. The plates are part of their Clean Sweep system which includes a DC box mounted under the table. When you hook your DC to the bottom of the box and add the plates, it is a very good setup for DC. If you add in their Wonder fence, with another DC hose, there just isn’t any dust left when routing. The only time I have any dust to clean up is when I am routing something free hand, with a bearing bit and without the fence.

I don’t really think there would be enough strength left in the plastic throat plates, after you made holes big enough for effective air flow. You could call Jessem and see what they say. The throat plates and the Clean Sweep system is why I went for the Incra Mast-R-Lift II instead of the Jessem.

-- Earl

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#3 posted 10-06-2014 07:22 PM

Thanks for the feedback. I have the Incra wonder fence with DC connection. I also have DC connection under the router itself. I was just wondering if a few holes drilled in the plate would help to pull dust/chips down.

I considered the Incra, but beyond my $$


-- John, New Jersey

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#4 posted 10-06-2014 09:23 PM

I have seen a video with them in action and I was very impressed with its added efficiency.

I have the WP lift with aluminium insert plates. I was considering having my machinist friend modify them. I am sure they would be plenty strong.

Just something to consider if you are really interested John.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#5 posted 10-06-2014 11:00 PM

Thanks Brad!

-- John, New Jersey

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