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My question concerns dust collection on a router table. My table is a "custom" made open stand with a LS system with a wonder fence. The fence does a fair job of removing chips but the downside to that is when the fence is moved away from the bit there is virtually no collection, as I'm sure you all are aware. Incras web site has plans for a down draft box that encases the router that I may build. The problem is don't alot of the chips end up going inside the router? Is there a way to prevent that from happening?
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Steve, there is a recent thread devoted to this issue and the Keen Dust Router collector as a possible solution. I have benefited from the comments of other participants in this thread and, in fact, have ordered the product. There are videos on youtube and the Keen site which describe the collector and some different installations of it. Since I don't yet have the product to test it, I can only refer you to the above and the link below.
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...able-dust.html
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Steve - very valid concern with the router and the collection issue with any router table with dust collection installed in the fence. I would second the Keen Dust Router collector. From the videos it looks nifty. Some on the forum have said that it it binds in the lift and others have said that it does not. The video looks like it works but probably the only way to know is to get it.
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Hi Ken, I have two of the Keen Dust Router products. One is mounted on the same setup as yours. It appears to get close to 100% of the dust. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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Oh well, another great solution a little to late!

Seeing as how we are making MDF raised door panels, to go in a poplar rail and stile frame, I am ordering one. The box setup we just installed last weekend, for bottom and top collection, works pretty well, and cost me over $100 to set up. This thing is almost foolproof and only $30 on Amazon. I will have one!

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Hi Ken, I have two of the Keen Dust Router products. One is mounted on the same setup as yours. It appears to get close to 100% of the dust. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
Malcolm have you routed any heavy cuts in MDF? If so how did it do?

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I haven't routed MDF, but I have a shop full of routers mounted in tables. I have put the Keen product on the tables that create the most dust.
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