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Forum topic by Johnnyv99 posted 04-15-2015 04:20 PM 683 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-15-2015 04:20 PM

I want to hook up a 4” DC hose to my SCTW Planer. One side of the dust collection hood has a receptical for a 2 1/2” shop vac hose. The other side of the hood has what appears to be where a 4” hose can be attached. However, that side doesn’t have an opening.

I wonder if this is just a knock out. Does anyone have this kind of planer and has successfully hooked up a 4” DC hose?

I emailed SCTW today to ask the question, but got a response saying: “This email address is no longer in service.

Our offices are presently closed. Steel City Tool Works, LLC, will cease operations Tuesday, March 31st, 2015. For any questions regarding after sales service, please contact the distributor from whom you purchased your equipment.

For parts inquiries, please call 877-724-8665 beginning Wednesday April 1st, 2015.

Thank you.”

I have had the planer for about six months. I have used my shop vac for dust collection, and that has worked very well. I just bouught a new Powermatic PM1300TX-CK Dust Collector, to use for my Roubo Split Top Bench build. I have a 2.5” to 4” hose adapter, but would like to get as much CFM as possible. Any help you folks can give is greatly appreciated.

-- When the people fear the government, that's Tyranny. When the government fears the people, that's Liberty.


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#1 posted 04-15-2015 04:38 PM

I have this model and it doesn’t matter which side you use, the 2 1/2 or the 4” side, you’ll get good collection.
I used to use the 4” side to my dust collector and after moving it to the other side of the shop, I used the adaptor it had and connected the 4” to the 2.5” side and it’s as good, if not better.

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 07:28 PM

Thanks for the reply. I just had an enlightened moment and went back and reread the manual. The manual said you can use either 4” or 2 1/2”. So I walked out to my shop and put a 3/4 piece of maple through the dust hood and voila the adapter you mentioned popped right of. The adapter very nicely covers the other side.

It really is too bad the SCTW shut down. I haven’t used the planer a lot since I bought it but it is very quiet for what it is and it seemed to work fine. We’ll see how it works after running about 150 BF of Soft Maple through it.

-- When the people fear the government, that's Tyranny. When the government fears the people, that's Liberty.

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 07:33 PM

I like it but what I need to do now, and maybe you should do as well is get extra feed rollers. Hopefully they’re easy to get before parts supplies run out.

I’m in AZ and mine have dried up somewhat and I have to really help the harder boards get through and there are always fine particles of rubber over the board.
This was after having it for a year and a half I believe.

The knives seem to have held up well. I put mesquite and eucalyptus mostly through it, which is pretty hard woods.
I had to start using hearing protection though because after using it lately, my ears were ringing. Maybe it’s the knives dulling down a bit, but not sure. I thought it was quieter early on so that’s probably what changed.

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#4 posted 06-07-2015 09:07 PM

The factory that made the original portable planers (40100, 40300H, and 40200H) is going direct shortly, under their CUTECH label. Tentative start up is 7/1. Machines and parts will be sold through their website.

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#5 posted 07-15-2015 11:54 AM

As mentioned, the factory that produces the portable planers has gone direct and is now selling machines and parts under their Cutech Tool label. There website is operational it seems.

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