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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-16-2018, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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I have seen many other tables with this added and it seemed like a good idea to catch all the dust that gets pushed off the end of the table in some operations. Table now has fence, below the table and this one, each port has a blast gate so I can adjust as needed. I still need to get some doors on the table to make this all work properly.
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Great idea Clay. I have a portable stand for dust collection at end of table. However, I usually do not set it up for quick jobs and then have to sweep floor.

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Why do you have holes in the end wood?

That is detracting from the suction under the router plate.
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Why do you have holes in the end wood?

That is detracting from the suction under the router plate.
That was one of those it seemed like a good idea at the time things. Really no problem with suction though, I have a 2hp grizzy 10' away hooked direct to this table.
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What is a really good idea is to have a 2" hole in the table top at the outfeed side of the plate. so if youre cutting a blind groove all the dust flies out and goes straight down the hole.
Do that and block the side holes. you'll see a big difference in dust collected.
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I would think the holes at the ends would help the air flow. That small hole around the bit is in no way large enough to allow enough air to enter the box below and thus cuts the airflow way down. Adding the hole in the top as suggested by Bob will allow even more air flow into the box below which is good, a DC needs all the air it can get to work right. Remember that the router is blowing air from the box up through the hole in the table where the bit is cutting.
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What is a really good idea is to have a 2" hole in the table top at the outfeed side of the plate. so if youre cutting a blind groove all the dust flies out and goes straight down the hole.
Do that and block the side holes. you'll see a big difference in dust collected.
Sounds good, perhaps you could show the pics of your table so I can see exactly how it should be done.
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I cant do it on my table. I built the table with side partitions and lots of drawer space, and THEN found out about the dust hole to the left of the cutter.

but i know people who have done it and it works well.

Those other holes on the end of the box just create turbulence inside the box, reducing efficiency
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