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I'm trying to figure out how to set up dust collection when routing a groove in a long board which will extend off the end of my table. With short boards I can attach a hood to the edge of the table which will catch the shooting dust. But with a long board that needs to run off the edge of the table the board would hit the collector hood. If the collector hood were just below the surface of the table most if not all of the dust would probably blow past the collector.
OR is the answer an Upcut Spiral bit?
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I'm trying to figure out how to set up dust collection when routing a groove in a long board which will extend off the end of my table. With short boards I can attach a hood to the edge of the table which will catch the shooting dust. But with a long board that needs to run off the edge of the table the board would hit the collector hood. If the collector hood were just below the surface of the table most if not all of the dust would probably blow past the collector.
OR is the answer an Upcut Spiral bit?
My Rockler router fence has a dust collection hood attachment. It catches most of the shavings.

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My Rockler router fence has a dust collection hood attachment. It catches most of the shavings.
Could you post a picture? Thank You.
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The only thing I've ever conceived for capturing dust when routing grooves is a hole in the table past the bit. How effective that would be I don't know as you must have air movement for a vac to work and there wouldn't be a lot of air movement that way and you wind up with a hole in your table, or 2 with one on each side in case you you need to feed left to right (there are cases where this is the correct feed direction). Incra has come out with vented rings in the plate hole that are supposed to help with that but you need under the table DC which presents its own problems.

You can use a double guide system on the hand held router instead and if your router has a DC attachment it should work great. I posted a quick home made guide to add to a purchased guide in Paduke's Shop Hack's thread. If you have through rod guide holes in your router that will work and if you don't already have an edge guide you could make 2 of the one I showed and buy some rods to put them on. Drill rod is fairly cheap and comes in lots of diameters and usually comes in 3 foot lengths so one rod cut in half would probably do it.
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Wow that's a sweet looking setup Andy
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Same table I have. The gap is variable. I have the metal box below with 4 inch DC port in back with a Y connector to which the 2.5 inch hose from just behind the fence is attached. You can also trim off a slight 45 degrees off the bottom edge of the fence to help give the sawdust a way to get sucked away. Can never remember the word for this slight relief cut, which can easily be done with a block plane. If I were going to cut a hole in the plate, I'd make sure it was filed very smooth so it won't catch sawdust on a rough edge.

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I'm trying to figure out how to set up dust collection when routing a groove in a long board which will extend off the end of my table. With short boards I can attach a hood to the edge of the table which will catch the shooting dust. But with a long board that needs to run off the edge of the table the board would hit the collector hood. If the collector hood were just below the surface of the table most if not all of the dust would probably blow past the collector.
OR is the answer an Upcut Spiral bit?
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Uhh . . . Actually, that's a picture stolen from Rockler's website.

But I do have that fence, without the featherboards. My table is mounted between the rails of my tablesaw. I've been very pleased with the setup. Want an offset fence? Just shim behind the outfeed side.
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