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Great start!! Now we need some pics with dust on it ------ and I mean sawdust!!
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Here is what I use for my cnc router. Rigid 6.5 Vac with Rockler Vortex Separator, works great. Since this picture, I've made some adapters from 2" pvc and connected the vac intake to the vortex with long sweep elbows for better air flow. I also have another one with a Dust Deputy on top.

Nice work on the bench top!
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Very nice project. One I need to consider for an old tool cart as well.
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Garrett, that looks far too nice to work on... lend it to me for a while and I'll break it in for you.

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Garrett that is a nice workbench top you built there. Incorporating the router into the table does save you a lot of space in your shop and the T-tracks let you do all kinds of creative clamping plus they give you a way to hold a fence for your router.

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When you get up and running I'd like to see some more of your projects, especially shop projects that save space in your small shop, they may help other people that have limited space.

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Garrett; superb job on the bench top! Not a 'newbie' then?
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That's a solid good looking set up.

That's how I built my workbench also, then covered it with a sheet of 1/4'' hardboard that I am almost due to change.

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Originally Posted by Garrett_brown View Post
I can get another switch that will turn the vacuum on when the router is turned on.
Hey Garrett,

Really nice-looking work on that top - I really like it. You could also try one of those little remote activators for the vacuum as well. I've been thinking about picking one and seeing how I like it.



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Looks great! Is that a shop-made router plate?

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