Router house defeats dust problems
After mounting my router in the extension of my tablesaw, I needed a dust-collection solution that allows easy access to the router for bit-height adjustments. The box shown here encapsulates the router and allows the dust collector to create the necessary vacuum pressure to work well. I used a 3" O.D. (outside dia.) PVC toilet flange to create the dust-collection connection. A hinge secures one end of the housing, and a set of hooks and eyes holds the box open for router access or closed for operation.—Steve Conway, Oakdale, Minn.