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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-27-2009, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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I'm setting up my dust collection system, and need some advise. I have a 2hp collector, and will be hooking up 3 machines, to start with (table saw, jointer, and router table). My router table is the one I have a question about. The collector has a 5" to 4" Y-connector. The jointer and saw will connect with 4" connectors. I built the OP table. Should I run 4" or reduce it to 2 1/2" at the table? Of course, I will close in the router compartment, with venting for air intake. Thanks for the help.....
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Hi Carl,
I would go with the 4 inch, I ran 2-1/2 to my first table. It gets clogged rather often. my other tables have 4 inch, they work fine!

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Thanks, Harry.....that's kind of what I thought, but wanted to hear from more experience.......
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Hi Carl

Just my 2 cents

2 1/2" will be fine,,the chips/saw dust , off the RT are always small unlike the table saw and the jointer..save all the vacuum for the other tools..

I have 8 router tables and they are all on the 2 1/2" size and work very well they will suck the chrome off the bumper..

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I'm setting up my dust collection system, and need some advise. I have a 2hp collector, and will be hooking up 3 machines, to start with (table saw, jointer, and router table). My router table is the one I have a question about. The collector has a 5" to 4" Y-connector. The jointer and saw will connect with 4" connectors. I built the OP table. Should I run 4" or reduce it to 2 1/2" at the table? Of course, I will close in the router compartment, with venting for air intake. Thanks for the help.....



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Just my 2 cents

2 1/2" will be fine,,the chips/saw dust , off the RT are always small unlike the table saw and the jointer..save all the vacuum for the other tools..

I have 8 router tables and they are all on the 2 1/2" size and work very well they will suck the chrome off the bumper..

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hi Carl,

i agree with BobJ ,2 1/2 inch will be more than adequate.

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For the most part I agree with Bobj3 regarding the RT, however there are materials like fir and SYP that do produce long cutoffs strings or in the case of fir long brittle break offs that will clog your 2 1/2" intake and hose.

As for 4" intake and hose from the RT to the collector they're pretty safe from clogs by both materials, however in the case of my Delta, where the debris enters "Y" connector below the fan housing there's a split rail reenforcing bridge that collects debris from the planer, jointer and TS and block free movment. The base of the fan housing also has a cross bridge that packs up with material. I pull the "Y" off clear it and the housing bridge when ever I use the planer or jointer.

If you have gates set up, the closer to the collection system the better you can close and or open any combo. I can only think of med to large production shops that would have a need for more than 1 or 2 lines open at once.

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I agree with Ron about the 4" Y joint, it ,must be cleaned out many times,,the chips that come off the planer,jointer,and table saw will plug the Y adapter..many have a screen or guard just b/4 the fan..that's why it best to use the trash can filter just b/4 it go's in the vac system..it will catch all the big and long stuff coming down the hose.. I have like many have sucked up 2 x 4 cut offs and that can give you a bad day if it breaks the fan..

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For the most part I agree with Bobj3 regarding the RT, however there are materials like fir and SYP that do produce long cutoffs strings or in the case of fir long brittle break offs that will clog your 2 1/2" intake and hose.

As for 4" intake and hose from the RT to the collector they're pretty safe from clogs by both materials, however in the case of my Delta, where the debris enters "Y" connector below the fan housing there's a split rail reenforcing bridge that collects debris from the planer, jointer and TS and block free movment. The base of the fan housing also has a cross bridge that packs up with material. I pull the "Y" off clear it and the housing bridge when ever I use the planer or jointer.

If you have gates set up, the closer to the collection system the better you can close and or open any combo. I can only think of med to large production shops that would have a need for more than 1 or 2 lines open at once.



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I thank you all for the comments, I was about to ask something similar, I have also experienced the clogging at the fan.

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