My Dust Collection System
Well, with the new saw coming, I think it's time to plumb in some dust collection for it. My old saw I could get away with sloughing off on it. I built that dust box that a shop vac could extract. This new one has a dust hood around the main and scoring blades- ported to the dust port which comes out the bottom of the back of the cabinet. Then it has another 2-1/4" port on the overhead crown. It was designed from "good" extraction to be there. If not, that dust hood around the blade would quickly fill up. Pictures of both those in my other thread.
I tried to buy a 2hp dust collector from Harbor Freight... But they were out. I got a rain check and I still have my 20% coupon. Will check back there Tuesday when there weekly shipment comes in.
I was thinking 4"ABS from the rear of the garage (where I want to put the dust collector).
You know... I was thinking of building an enclosure outside for it. Run the tube through the wall... Over the garage to the other side where most of my equipment is. I was going to do this in the 3 months of shipping, but now have only 1 week. So the initial might just be one side, with the collector on a cart to move outside the garage door to use. (limitted space)
Woodcraft is having a dust collection "fittings" sale... and I saw their dust separator lid. I already have a HD 30 gal steel garbage can that would work with that... and at $25?
Not sure what fittings I really need to mate to 4" abs. And if it's cheaper to go with abs fittings or to go with DC fittings.
I do know that the only thing I have that's 4" will be that saw. Everything else I have is 1-1/4"-- My SCMS, CMS, RAS, Router table(s)... So I do have 2-3 ports that I need to adapt/reduce for those.
That And I usually tidy up, vacuuming my garage. Sharon get's a bit miffed if she accidentally drops a piece of laundry and feels like she needs to rewash it if covered in saw dust. (Have to keep the peace.)
I took over the spare bedroom and moved all 10 of my servers into it (the computer room). But I still have some overflow electronics in the garage, that I still need to move. There was getting to be too much saw dust. (Knowing I have a DC problem.)
So anyone with tips on categorizing what might be considered necessary, the nice to haves and what would be a waste of money or effort? What could be substituted? Ideas?
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Last edited by MAFoElffen; 05-16-2013 at 08:29 PM.