Unless you're having a square dance, you don't want sawdust on the floor. And you certainly don't want to breathe it. We recently tried dozens of products that promise better dust pickup. Here are the ones that work best.
Too much buildup at the blast gates can prevent a dust collector from doing its job. Find out how one reader keeps system his sawdust-free.
See the dust collection systems and setups from America's top shops. Then, see what ideas you can incorporate into your own shop.
Many woodworkers have similar questions about dust collection. Here, we've collected a helpful list of answers to common questions.
Is it finally time to tackle the dust problem in your shop? Don't gamble by guessing on duct sizes and airflow. These basic calculations will tell you what flow capacity you need, what size ductwork that calls for, and how much static pressure loss your dust collector must overcome to work effectively.
Here's a simple rig that allows you to position a vacuum hose near the drill press bit, yet easily reposition it when necessary.
To choose a dust collector that will handle your shop's future requirements, you first need to know which tool in your shop (or on your shopping list) needs the greatest airflow to pull away dust and chips.
Before shopping for a dust-collection system, familiarize yourself with a few of the common terms you'll encounter during your search.