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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
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I am building a router table and it occurred to me that I should probably include some ventilation for the router. I have set up a dust collection rig so that everything is sucked up above the motor, so there is no air movement around the motor. I guess I need some sort of a muffin fan.

Does anyone know of a good one for a router table, and where to get it? I would prefer to have it operate on AC.
Also, what size (CFM). I would want it large enough to provide adequate ventilation but not so big that it's noisy or blowing dust all over.

Also, do you want it to suck or blow? IOW, do you want it blowing on the motor or blowing air away from the table?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 06:44 AM
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Hi Jack:

A common technique is to arrange the dust collection airflow so that it is drawn through or across the router motor before it collects sawdust and chips. The router motor has its own fan. Arrange the dust collection airflow to draw the exhaust air from the router motor.

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