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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-12-2014, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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I'm about 85% through building my router cabinet. I'm starting to think about how I want to set up my dust collection. I have a port of the back of my fence. I'm trying to figure out if I should add one in the cabinet too. If you have built a dust collection system into your router table I'd love to see it and know how well it works...
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Hi Scott, I have recently started using a product from Keen called Dust Router. I also build my own router tables and hate dust. Their product allows you to capture most of the dust. Before drilling a hole in the cabinet you have to decide where the hose will come out of router. Orient the height adjustment knobs on the router so you can get to it and determine which direction to place the hose. I have some that go out the back of the router table and some out the side. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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After Malcolm's (kywoodchopper) recent post about the Keen Dust Router I bought and installed one but have used it only briefly. The product is recommended to be installed with one hose attached to the fence port and one to the rubber dust-collector between the router and plate. That is how mine is installed since it is a one-router table. The Dust Router is available from several sources including Amazon, Klingspors and Hartville. I got mine from Hartville for $39.99 with free two-day express shipping.
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Hi Scott, I have to say that Malcolm's choice of dust solutions is the best option I have seen. I just enclosed our main router table router in a box last weekend. The DC works but still leaves a lot of dust to be swept up. I have read the reviews and watched the videos, and the Keen Dust Router system has to work. I will be removing the system I installed and replacing it with one of these. Here is a link to the videos(several), and to the Amazon listing.

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Amazon.com: Keen Dust Router: Tools & Home Improvement

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That looks good I also like the Incra downdraft system for router tables, may be doing some adjusting to my setups

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Thanks for all the input. My wife calls me a cheap skate, I prefer frugal... I'm going to rig up something very similar to the keen set up. I'm going to put on vacuum hose on the router itself and us the other one on the fence. Hopefully this will work well....
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