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Question Router cabinet dust collection size???

I am building a new Router table based on NYW plans and am trying to decide between doing a 4" dust port or a 2" dust port in the main cabinet. I am going to do a 2" port on the fence dust collector.
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I am building a new Router table based on NYW plans and am trying to decide between doing a 4" dust port or a 2" dust port in the main cabinet. I am going to do a 2" port on the fence dust collector.
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4" and 2" are good.
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i'd think 4" if you got it. im closing in an old open wood frame table soon but only have a shopvac and am stuck with a smaller hose for both for now

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4" and 2" are good.
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yup...
and 4 and 2˝ are better...
2 and 2 will be lacking by a wide margin...
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i'd think 4" if you got it. im closing in an old open wood frame table soon but only have a shopvac and am stuck with a smaller hose for both for now
Have you got 2 shop vacs?
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Have you got 2 shop vacs?
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he's really gonna need to vent the motor...
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he's really gonna need to vent the motor...
I agree,fresh air through the motor is a good idea.
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i'd think 4" if you got it. im closing in an old open wood frame table soon but only have a shopvac and am stuck with a smaller hose for both for now
Have you got 2 shop vacs?

nah just got one a 9 gal rigid. maybe the best thing to do is hook up to the fence and let the floor have the rest until I can get a HF collector and a big filter before I close the stand in.


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he's really gonna need to vent the motor...


I was gonna use a round vent from an old weber grill or make something like it but that snorkel stuff looks great

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I used a 2" line with a high speed vac and it was only part successful.

I now use a 4" line to the collection box (Incra) under the router and a 2" line to the fence.
With the Incra Clean Sweep/MagnaLock system, I get virtually no dust on the table or on the floor. :-)
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I have the Rockler DC box, which collects from the back through a 4 inch port, with a variable air intake on one side. There's a Y splitter with 4 and 2.5 inc on it, with the small port going to the dust intake on the fence. I'm thinking Stick's idea of running a 4 inch fresh air port up to the bottom of the Triton is a great idea. I'd have to remove the box and put in some half inch ply to contain any dust that falls through. The 4 inch DC port can remain in place through the ply at the back of the stand.

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