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Blog entry by wooded posted 04-03-2012 04:57 AM 3634 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Why can’t we have fittings for dust collection that are up to the standards of plumbing parts and the other equipment that woodworkers appreciate. All of these fittings seem to be designed to create the need for other parts. This all makes me really cranky so I avoid these parts bins whenever I’m in the wood WC or ROC stores…...........;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com



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lightweightladylefty

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 05:17 AM

Joe,

I’d like to know the same thing. I hope you get some answers. Thanks for asking.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Sarit

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 07:11 AM

Unfortunately, most things of quality, effectiveness, and tailored for woodworkers are rarely cost effective. Such is the nature of this hobby.

I hear Penn State Industries makes decent stuff, but they aren’t exactly cheap. Their “economy” wye is still about $40 each.

I think that is why many people opt for thin walled PVC piping.

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ken_c

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 11:29 AM

http://www.kencraftcompany.com/

Not me, just a coincidence…

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FreshSawDust

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 01:25 PM

I have had pretty good luck with Grizzly hoses and blast gates in conjunction with 4” s&d pvc (with some careful resizing).

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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GrandpaLen

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 03:03 PM

Just got my new “WOODCRAFT” catalog and they have everything you could possibly need to get started, expand or upgrade.
None of the accessories are cheap anywhere you shop, but these are reasonable.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Jimbo4

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 03:38 PM

I get everything I need for DC from Rockler. Sure, they cost more than some others – but – the fit and finish is excellent.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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dean2336

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#7 posted 04-03-2012 05:51 PM

http://ahturf.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=5303
i have bought alot of dust collection here and is good product and reasonably priced Dean

-- dean2336,nebr.

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wooded

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#8 posted 04-03-2012 07:09 PM

Thanks dean,that site seems to have a ton of stuff. Ill be looking it over…..The prices on those black fittings I was complaining about are alot more in line too. ;-J

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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crashn

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#9 posted 04-04-2012 12:42 AM

great site. prices are good, much better than rockler or woodcraft, or even amazon. how is the shipping? are they fast in processing orders?

Thanks

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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