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|04-29-2019 08:09 PM|
My router fence has a safety shield that I don't always use, but it partially encloses the bit which will restore some of the air flow to the DC port behind the fence. The one shown is a Jessem and requires a fence with a T-track. Theoretically you could add an extension (Lexan) so you could keep the fence further away, or even a DC port through the shield, directly above the bit. As an alternative, you could make a shop built unit. It would not help with DCwhen cutting a stopped or full dado. |
Here are a couple of sources
This one is tinted orange but is only $7: https://www.amazon.com/Router-Bit-Gu...09&s=hi&sr=1-7
A little smaller kind of yellow tint, about $6: https://www.amazon.com/Router-Bit-Gu...556582317&s=hi
JessEm's clear bit guard in the pix is available direct from the company, about $10: https://jessem.com/products/bit-guar...e-mast-r-fence
|04-29-2019 05:29 PM|
Originally Posted by sreilly View Post
I have similar D/C setup as yours, along with a table top dust hood as well. Hoping to start using it soon, once the D/C is connected and everything else is built. The clear router cabinet has 2 blast gates in it to control air flow.
|04-29-2019 09:45 AM|
Dust Collection in the Fence
Dust collection using the port on the Incra Wonder Fence does improve the result, but only when the bit is near or partially buried in the fence. If the bit is completely exposed connection to the fence port is of no use in dust collection.
The slotted throat plates that Incra sells improve downward airflow significantly. They are called the CleanSweep Magnalock Rings.
|04-26-2019 10:49 PM|
Stick has suggested using a snorkle attached to the bottom of the router to improve upward air circulation through the router, to cool the motor. But his would also improve the up-flow through the insert and possibly improve above the table DC. |
And, that is a really handsome router table!
|04-25-2019 08:28 AM|
Originally Posted by gdonham1 View Post
That said while I don't have the Incra lift I do as Herb and have DC at both the fence and lift areas that do an outstanding job. That said I should mention that I have a CV1800 6" DC system and the 6" port feeds a single inlet with 2 - 4" blast gates, one for the fence and the other for the lift compartment. DC makes all the difference.
|04-24-2019 01:28 AM|
I dont have the Incra Lift but really like Incra Products. Why dont you email support at Incra and ask them about the problem. They have always been very helpful when I contacted them in the past. The Incra staff is small and know their products. |
|04-23-2019 11:48 AM|
Originally Posted by Herb Stoops View Post
|04-22-2019 11:34 PM|
I use the inserts that are larger than the bit to allow air flow through the table besides through the fence. I have the DC wyed to the box below and to the fence. |
|04-22-2019 10:42 PM|
Over time, dust and chips do build up on the router and lift mechanism under the Incra table even with the Cleansweep box installed. I would suspect that the previous poster who answered is correct that inadequate dust collection has something major to do with your problem. I always attach the CleanSweep port to my cyclone dust collector instead of the vac I own. The vac, even though one of the best, just doesn't generate enough air volume movement to such the dust right through. |
I do get dust buildup on the router lift threads and mechanism but only over a longer period of time. The router lift and router should be pulled out periodically for cleaning maintenance. However, this should not be a problem each time you use it.
Do you use the Incra recommended slotted throatplates with the lift? They improve the air flow a lot and don't interfere with use.
|04-22-2019 09:56 PM|
|Stick486||your DC is inadequate and/or the air flow for the DC isn't set up as well as itcould be..|
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