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I'm thinking of getting this Rockler Dust Right Router Table Dust Bucket with Dual Dust Port for my setup.
- I have a Triton MOF001C 2-1/4-HP and have this mounted in under a Bench Dog cast iron top
at the end of my table saw. It is completely empty under the router. I currently use a makeshift hose set up but buying this
would cut down on router machine noise as well as a better dust collection system.
The quality and design of this product looks great and would probably work well in my current set up.
Foe those of you who have an enclosed router in a cabinet -my question is...
Has heat build up ever been a problem for your router?
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Do any of you have this product and if so what is your review?

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I have one. Have had it for quite some time. Works great and has caused no ill effects on my PC 7518 router. I bought mine when they first came out which was before they were even Rockler blue.

I did not use sheet metal screws to assemble mine. Thought the sharp points could be dangerous. I used Pop Rivets to assemble mine.
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Are they deep enough to keep the router from bottoming out whenset all the way down with a long bit?
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Foe those of you who have an enclosed router in a cabinet -my question is...
Has heat build up ever been a problem for your router?
AND
Do any of you have this product and if so what is your review?
why not build your own???
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Will it interfere with you locking and unlocking the columns or getting at the switch?
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I have to admit that a one size fits all is concerning. The fact that most cast router table add-ons I've seen are not flat on the bottom I have to wonder how well they actually fit. I guess you could fasten a wood frame deeper then the torsion style cast ribs or cut the metal to fit but again it seems it would almost need to be done with the table detached. Just my thoughts as I remember this product. I can't say I've really looked hard at these or seen one attached and I can't remember what the bottom side of my SawStop router table is like although I do know they make a collector for their own. And as for the dust prot I almost think it would nice to have the option of multiple sides to choose from. Like a knockout on all 4 sides so you can choose your configuration. Hopefully someone will have 1st hand knowledge of this product and chime in.
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I think you might have problems with mounting it where you can seal around the top edge so dust extraction works the way it should. Since you would have to figure out how to take care of that problem it might be just as easy to build your own so you know there is room for the router and long bit and you can decide where to add the dust collector ports.
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I have this one installed under a Rocler phenolic table ; very happy with the dust collection and heat doesn't seem to be an issue. My router used here is a Bosch 1617. My favorite part of the whole setup is the Incra Mast R Lift.
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I have the old metal version with a Triton TRA001, and it is a really tight fit. I had to install the Woodpecker plate upside down to allow clearance for the lock, and switch. I will eventually replace it with a home built box with more room and space to install something Stick suggested some time ago, a snorkle to the bottom of the router to feed clean air up, into the router. It works OK, but I have to be careful of the sharp edges on the door. Be sure you ope the air inlet sufficiently to permit air flow. If it's shut too small, your airflow is greatly dilminished and the dust collection is impaired. The Y connector in the back is nice, however you may have to set the table away from a wall to accommodate the hose or duct work. It worked really well with my old 1617 setup.
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Have you tried just hooking up a vacuum to the router. I have the Triton TRA001 in my table and with a hose hooked up to the dc port on the router, the dc is outstanding. I had the smaller Triton in my table and it worked equally well the the dc port.
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