Even more tips for dust collection
PVC hood corrals shaper dust
Few tools in my shop churn out more chips than my shaper, making a dust-collection hood a necessity. Because my older-model shaper didn't come equipped with a hood, I designed my own.
First, I cut a short length of 4" PVC drain pipe and used a bandsaw (a hacksaw would work, too) to cut a notch, as shown, so it fit snugly against the fence. Using a holesaw, I cut a hole in the pipe slightly smaller than the outside diameter of my dust-collector hose, then filed and sanded the hole for a snug fit. I topped off the hood with a 4" PVC test plug. Since I made the hood, my shop has never been so clean!
--Quentin J. Morris, Apple Valley, Minn.
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