Doug, adding one of the separators makes it much easier and less expensive to get rid of the dust. The Oneida Dust Deputy Deluxe, the Clear Vue Cyclones CV06 Mini and Rocklers Dust Right were all tested here recently. All of them work but my favorite is the CV06 Mini which comes with an excellent short hose. Not as flimsy as the Oneida and not as large a collection area as the Dust Right which means it is easier to empty. You will be lugging it up the stairs and outside to do this.
Your vacuum should have filter bags inside to capture the very fine dust. These are not cheap so the separator really lowers your cost over time. Many vacuums offer HEPA filters which is the ideal solution to controlling dust inside. The use of the filter bags extends the life of the HEPA filters which start out at about $50 and often cost more. We will soon be testing some of the newest vacuums and will post our thoughts on them.
The best solution I have found for the hose problem is the Bosch VAC05. This hose is 5 meters in length (about 15') and is anti static. This is very handy in a small shop since it will reach most machines and make it easy to access a different outlet for vacuum power. The soft rubber hose end stays put in the Triton dust port and the opposite end is a standard 2-1/4" to fit most vacuums.
I think you will find the Triton dust port will grab most of the dust and I have not bothered using it with a fence port.
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Last edited by Mike; 02-25-2014 at 11:29 AM.