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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-15-2014, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, this is my router, the Dewalt DW611PK, it is a little beast!, I love it so far, well, I used it like, twice.

I plan to mount it in a router table, yet to be constructed, however something that is worrying me is the dust extraction.

You see, this router didn't come with the adapter of the dust extraction, this is a picture of the fixed base that I would use in the table:



That is the place where the dust extraction adapter goes, I've heard that it works nicely, but, it doesn't exist in Argentina, and after talking with Dewalt, they don't even know if it will ever come here.

This guy faced the same issue:
My Adventures in Woodworking: DeWalt DWP611PK 1-1/4 hp Router Kit

But I think in the end he could get one.

It's most likely I wont, so, that leaves me wondering.. how can I extract dust efficiently then?, something homemade would do?, or what would be the best strategy to tackle this issue?.

If you are wondering, yes, I'm new to woodworking and routing in general, I saw some videos, and more or less I understand the basics, but I'd appreciate if you could point me out in the right direction when it comes to this.

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I'm a newbie but from what I gather you don't need a dust extraction connection directly to the router if it's mounted in a table .
If you were to seal the router in a housing below the table you would typically have a hose connected to the bottom or near bottom of the enclosure plus one on the fence .

I am going to purchase these clean sweep inserts to go with my incra plate . Looks good in theory

http://www.incra.com/product_rta_cleansweep.html

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I see, that is indeed interesting!, sadly there is no way I can get one of those here, but I *think* it is homemade-able.
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I think your right . Obviously you can make your own enclosure , and in theory , why not your own homemade inserts with slots to extract the dust !
As I say I'm a newbie , I'm sure the experts will pipe up with some other options ( and most likely bash anything I came up with lol )

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Come to think of it a guy could use a circle jig connected to his router and make those slots with ease

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Yeah I thought so too, the only problems is that the radius is too small, not sure about how precise/doable it will be.
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Artemix I am in the group of people that think that enclosing a router in a box is or can be a bad thing. On my last table the router was wide open and I only boxed in the area around the router bit and drilled a hole through the back for my shop vac. That arrangement collects about 95% of all the dust and chips. Many router tables that are sold are designed this way.

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That arrangement you speak of, could be achieved if I can get one of those dust extractor adapters for my particular model, if you watch the picture, when applying a vacuum there it would work in theory quite nicely, since the volume inside is hermetic.

Anyway, do you have any examples of what you are talking about?, I'd like to see if I understand correctly.
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Art I was thinking about the radius also as I don't think my craftsmen circle jig goes much less than 2" , but that's from memory . You could always improvise and make your own circle jig cutter and go smaller IMO




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Artemix I am in the group of people that think that enclosing a router in a box is or can be a bad thing. On my last table the router was wide open and I only boxed in the area around the router bit and drilled a hole through the back for my shop vac. That arrangement collects about 95% of all the dust and chips. Many router tables that are sold are designed this way.
Charles ,I had to re read your concept . I didn't realize you were extracting the dust from the top end of the router . I finally got it !
Now you have me thinking what to do on my router table build .
Charles does your idea still work with a router lift ? I'm going to use a PC 7518 (already purchased) and as I bought the motor only I'm going to purchase an Incra lift , so maybe your design isn't an option for me?

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Most of the work done on a table is at the edge of your workpiece and the router bit has to be above the table whether you use a lift or not so the answer is yes. It may not be possible with some fences though. The vac gets attached to your fence. This is a link to a picture of the back side of my fence from my uploads. The hole is the same size as my shop vac nozzle. http://www.routerforums.com/attachme...e-100_4926.jpg

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