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Having started to make a dust door for my router table cabinet I was a little worried about opening it every time I needed to adjust/change the bit.

Unfinished door (and cabinet as you can see)


I then came across this....


It's a car pull down sunscreen that works a treat, simple but not pretty.


A quick push on the side button and 'Zip' it's gone! Pull the tab to exactly where you want and it will let more or less air in and keep more or less dust inside to be taken away by extraction.

Even when fully enclosed there is ample air being drawn through the mesh to keep the router cool.

Hope this is of interest.

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Interesting concept
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yes...interesting...

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Kevin, I am always looking for ways to solve problems. I like the solution that you came up with. Very slick! Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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That's what my engineer son would call "an elegant solution"! Well done.
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Cool idea.

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Using a couple of old Craftsman routers & a Bosch 1617EVSPK & a Dewalt DWP611PK Routers in SW Louisiana.
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Nice solution right there, my question is what happens when you turn on the shop vac?
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Nice solution right there, my question is what happens when you turn on the shop vac?
A good question my friend.
The stiff batten/bar on the bottom of the screen prevents it from being sucked into the opening.
The extraction used for my table is quite a high volume one and the screen still stays in place.

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