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I've had a benchtop Delta 22-540 planer for about 15 years. When I bought it I just had a Shopvac and the vendor talked me out of it. I've never seen a tool make sure a mountain of dust and chips (but then, when I've used larger planers, they had DC).

Well, I've now got a Jet DC1100 I use as a portable, with a 6" hose. I ordered and just received the dust chute and a conical 6" x 4" reducer. Today I hooked it up and gave it a "test", planing a four foot 2x10 down to about 1/4" thick. Not one speck of sawdust escaped the "big sucker". I used to keep an air hose by the inlet to blow off the dust on the inlet surface but no more.

Between the noise of the DC, the planer and the noise of the air passing through the planer it was rather noisy even wearing hearing protection, but it was definitely worth it!

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Hi Jim,

You are right about the planner making more chips than any tool in the shop. Good chip and dust collection are critical if using it indoors and it sounds like you have chosen the right machine for the job at hand. Always use the hearing protection as that machine is also one of the noisiest in the shop.
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Jim, the first time that I used my planer IN my 10' x 15' shed I did not have a dust collector, it took me a very long time to clean the shed. From then to when we moved homes all planing was done outdoors.

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I generally use my thickness planer outdoors with the dust extractor. It is too noisy indoors.
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I generally use my thickness planer outdoors with the dust extractor. It is too noisy indoors.
Curious as to why you would need the dust extractor outdoors?
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Just less mess to clean-up.

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Hi Bob

Just a way to get the neighbors talking again,,"the old fool is do it aging" "he puts that board in that hole and makes saw dust"...

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For some reason I doubt "outside planing" would be appreciated by my neighbors. Hmm.. I wonder if I could bill them for the "mulch" I spread on their paved driveways and lawns?

I also prefer a nice warm shop over a cold snowbank in the winter.

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Just a way to get the neighbors talking again,,"the old fool is do it aging" "he puts that board in that hole and makes saw dust"...

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That sounds like my neighbors I make sure I do all my planning (that spelled right?) on Saturdays, and start at 8:01am The neighbors just love me.......
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Jim,

That is the DC unit I have had my eye on...glad to hear it is working out for you. When I crank up my 6" jointer with shopvac, my wife heads to the far side of the house...says it makes her skin crawl...I keep waiting for my neighbor to come over and ask if he should build a bomb shelter...it kind of sounds like a air raid siren

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