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10 Top Tips for Dust Collection

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Tubes w/flat board connecting it

Hang-it-here hose/cord holder

Shop-vacuum hoses have a way of unwinding on their own, creating a hazard underfoot. To keep yours in check, build this hose holder. When you install the mounting screws in the perforated hardboard, just snug them up because over tightening will strip out the holes.
--from the WOOD® magazine shop

Dust Collectors

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Comments (14)
10843706293 wrote:

I purchased a Shop Vac from Lowes and hook it up to my DeWalt Table Saw and Dewalt Compound Mitre Saw. I bought the Shop VAc on sale last year for $9.99, the best purchase last year. No more dust.

2/12/2015 05:22:13 PM Report Abuse
joemichaels239 wrote:

not once have i seen an article about the right kind of respirator or dust mask, or comparing any of the ones sold at big box and retailers/online. just go to any store and try to find one that stops particles smaller than 3 microns (which are floating in your shop constantly)

3/21/2014 11:44:17 AM Report Abuse
joemichaels239 wrote:

It's sad how the dangers of dust damage to our lungs is ignored by the woodworking industry/magazines/manufacturers. None of the well-known dust collectors trap the harmful dust (microscopic particles of silicone) that our lungs cannot expel or absorb. You may have a clean shop, but unless you have an exhaust system and dust filtration system and respirator, you are breathing microscopic particles (less than 10 microns) that can/will cause asbestosis and other serious lung diseases.

3/21/2014 11:41:39 AM Report Abuse
koufax6532 wrote:

This is for "chik weid" Are you serious? Or just stupid? Your big concern with wood working dust in not a dirty shop but keeping the very harmful dust out of your lungs. The dust is by far the most dangerous thing about wood working. Way more then a spinning blade or kick back. Get a clue dude.

3/20/2014 11:35:29 AM Report Abuse
summerspa wrote:

I have a couple of pieces of 6" pvc pipe. The hoses slide right in. I have the pvc bungeed to a seldom-used shelf so it's out of the way but able to move if I need into that area.

1/12/2014 10:17:04 AM Report Abuse
Chik Weid wrote:

Gimmee-a-break! It's what happens when you work with wood forgawdssake! Why all the fuss - who wants a"pristine shop" anyway? It sounds like a lot of people have been taken in. Having sawdust and shavings around is all part of the process - it's what happens with woodworking. A half hour at the end of the day to tidy up - an hour on Fridays... that's the way we've always worked... for generations. Amateurs !!! Pathetic !!!

5/16/2013 09:31:33 PM Report Abuse
jdmongo wrote:

I find that thin wall PVC (schedule 20 I think) works far better than ribbed (flexible) hose.

8/16/2012 03:25:38 PM Report Abuse
Headshot wrote:

@mirser I built a small 4x6'shed right outside my shop for both my dust collector, air compressor,and some often used gardening items hoses etc. Dampen the sound by using foam board as baffles to allow good airflow to prevent overheating. Think of it like placing your equipment INSIDE a muffler. The ducting goes through the walls and into the shop, using a rubber doughnut I made from silicone to act as both a seal and vibration dampener. Living in LA no neighbor has ever complained.

2/9/2012 10:59:50 AM Report Abuse
mlrser wrote:

Dust collection is great, but does any body know how to suppress the noise on a 2HP grizzly

3/8/2011 09:13:57 PM Report Abuse
tommy.b wrote:

I use a garden-hose hanger - they are inexpensive.

1/27/2011 10:03:12 AM Report Abuse
Camedic wrote:

think BIG i use a five gallon bucket screws thru the bottom with large washers into a stud, snap the lid back on; cut half the lid face off, leavingthe rim and the cubby holds all the small clamps, adapters etc.

10/29/2010 07:22:24 PM Report Abuse
bkwhitley1 wrote:

I use something very similar for extension cords and air hoses but I use a 1 gallon paint can instead of a piece of PVC. The larger radius is easier on both. Whit

10/28/2010 09:52:22 PM Report Abuse
J.R. Sloan wrote:

Response to R.battaglia and gary26: When I installed the dust collection in my shop, I still had to move the various machines around due to space-conservation. Solution to enable dust-collection was to have some utility hoses that connected to the various machines. Result was some extra hoses lying around,invariably underfoot. This idea with modifications is a good way to get them coiled, up and out of the way. Good safety measure, and adaptable(as noted) to other situations as well.

10/28/2010 02:48:16 PM Report Abuse
jwalterbeil wrote:

looks like basic idea to hang anything long and flexible, just adapt it to your needs.

10/28/2010 12:32:45 PM Report Abuse

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