Tackle the dust problem in your shop, but don’t guess on duct sizes and airflow. Easily calculate flow capacity, ductwork size, and how much static pressure loss your dust collector must overcome.
As your workshop grows, so do your dust-collection needs. Make today’s system handle tomorrow’s tools.
Dust collection is essential to keeping your shop and lungs clean, but not every shop has the space for a large dust collector.
Rather than invest in shrouds and pipe connections for both my drill press and scrollsaw, I use a stand-mounted boom that adjusts to put suction just where I need it.
To make my limited number of ports serve more machines, I bought some recreational vehicle (RV) sewer hose fittings.
I already have my router mounted in the extension wing of my tablesaw to save space.