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I have a Bosch router and a Kreg router table. And because my shop is pretty small
(12 x 14) I've modified the table so a old Black and Decker Workmate holds the table when in use. When not in use they hang on a wall giving me my floor back. Phew!

Now that you know all that I'm looking for ideas on dust collection. How can I hook up a removeable dust collection system. Sheet metal or pw or ? Clip on or slip-in some kind of hanger or? I'm hoping one of you have solved this problem already and take a couple pictures for me.

Thanks in advance and I will check back a couple times a day in case I've left off some vital piece of information.

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Berry, I listed all the dust collection and other accessories for the 1617 in a sticky thread under general routing. Your best bet is to go with a small (5 gallon) high power (2 hp) shop vac or bigger and your choice of the Dust Deputy Deluxe from Oneida-Air, the CV06 from Clear View Cyclones or Rocklers Dust-Right separator. The Bosch VAC005 hose works great with these items. Photo 3 shows the 1617 on the right with an adapter in place, photo 4 shows a dollar store stick on led light that helps you see what you are working on.
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My shop is also my 2-car garage so I have to have something small, compact and portable. I purchased a 1HP DC from Harbor Freight some years ago and decided to add the Dust Right system from Rockler as a separator. I used a 15 gallon fiber drum in place of the 30 gallon recommended by dust right. It works great. I used 1/8" hardboard instead of the steel drum top and added some 1/2" round foam backer glued just inside the top of the drum as a seal. The Harbor Freight DC was small enough that I mounted it on top of the drum so now I have a self contained DC that I sit on a small moving dolly for portability when I need it. It works great. I barely get any dust in the DC bag and a lot in the drum. It's a 4 inch system so it works for my table saw. I purchased the Bosch system hose from Amazon as it fits perfectly to my Triton TRA001 router dust port. I just had to purchase a reducer or I can directly attach the hose to my shop vac. The picture is with the Bosch hose attached. I recently purchased 50 feet of clear DC hose for connecting to my 4 inch tool ports.
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Rich, very good this system will copy.
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When floor space is at a premium, another great benefit of an effective separator (I used a shop-built Thein separator) is that the DC system or shop-vac (which has its own large footprint) can be mounted on the wall since the separator is what needs to be emptied.

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My shop is also my 2-car garage so I have to have something small, compact and portable. I purchased a 1HP DC from Harbor Freight some years ago and decided to add the Dust Right system from Rockler as a separator. I used a 15 gallon fiber drum in place of the 30 gallon recommended by dust right. It works great. I used 1/8" hardboard instead of the steel drum top and added some 1/2" round foam backer glued just inside the top of the drum as a seal. The Harbor Freight DC was small enough that I mounted it on top of the drum so now I have a self contained DC that I sit on a small moving dolly for portability when I need it. It works great. I barely get any dust in the DC bag and a lot in the drum. It's a 4 inch system so it works for my table saw. I purchased the Bosch system hose from Amazon as it fits perfectly to my Triton TRA001 router dust port. I just had to purchase a reducer or I can directly attach the hose to my shop vac. The picture is with the Bosch hose attached. I recently purchased 50 feet of clear DC hose for connecting to my 4 inch tool ports.
Hi Rich, I plan on using one of these 1hp HF units through the wall, to blow the fine dust outside (no bag). It is almost 1 mile to the closest house north of us, and we almost always have a south wind here in west Texas. We are going to be using a 45 gallon plastic drum with a sealed metal lid, and Rockler fittings and a baffle. My question is how long have you been using this unit, and what problems do you foresee? We will only be using one hose with quick connects, for a one machine at a time setup.

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I can see I haven't been clear about my needs. I have a dust collector but what I'm looking to make is something like this item: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...8&site=ROCKLER
that I can slip onto my router & table to capture the mess.

Sorry about the confusion, communication has never been my trump suit - just ask my wife.

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Berry, the idea is to capture the dust at the bit so you do not need a box. Make sense?

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Berry, the idea is to capture the dust at the bit so you do not need a box. Make sense?
My Kreg router table and previously my Rockler table had those dust ports attached to the fence. Sometimes they work really well but there are times they don't seem to work well at all (or not well). I'm always running around the shop with my vacumn cleaning up the mess. I've never tried to figure out which cuts are the problems. So I thought I'd give something like the product posted above a go.

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