When I run my dust collection lines, it'll be only a little more effort to
run a smaller line (1 1/2" maybe 2") next to it for a vacuum. Dust
collectors aren't really good at vacuum tasks, and the sanders seem to
I've got a Ridgid WD1450 that would probably be used to power this, but
might consider something else if the pricing makes sense.
Does this seem like a good idea, or would the piping restrictions make the
Not really a lot of point to it if you have a dust collector. Use a 2-
1/2 inch adapter and it will take vacuum cleaner hose and accessories
and mine picks up just fine. Of course I overkilled it a bit . . .
Won't hurt though. I'd run 2-1/2 inch pipe, same size as a standard
shop vac hose.
Dunno where people get the idea that dust collectors aren't good at
vacuum tasks. With a 25 amp 220v induction motor doing the sucking mine
does "vacuum tasks" better than my "6 peak horsepower" shop vac ever
did. I know all the crap about volume vs velocity. In the real world
it doesn't make much difference.
I agree that there is no point to it.
I have a vac system and it is piped to every tool. It works on all tools
except for table saw and miter saw (RIP).
I built a modified Thiene (sp?) collector.
I don't see a need for you to do both. Your DC should be fine.
I did add my own self cleaning blast gates and also build my own
switches so when I open a gate it fires the Vac. Man did this help out.
On 4/13/2012 6:49 AM, J. Clarke wrote:
I run my 4" DC hose to my 12" disk sander. OSSander, router table and
the other big stuff. I have no issues with containing dust from the
sanders. And rather than drag any vac hose to take care of the floors
I sweep with a 18" wide broom and suck up the pile with the 4" DC hose.
I am not sure why you would have or would be having a problem with using
a DC to collect sander dust unless you have decreased effinency with too
many sharp turns in you system. I personally strictly use a 30 foot 4"
flex hose, that's it.
Perhaps, but I've never had that be an issue...I've bought stuff from a
40-ft JLG manlift for $5k to antique glass balls to replace broken ones
on the old lightning rods on the barn to as trivial a thing as a "just
cute" curlicue door/gate handle for $2.
Basically all I have done to avoid trouble is to check that the seller
has a good reputation and not expect miracles for bargains (and ask
specific questions on larger things like the lift).
Not to say they're aren't sharks in the waters and charlatans that'll
take you if you give them a chance, but that's so even in a brick 'n
mortar store on occasion and certainly if indiscriminate online.
I think it's a great idea. A DC of any size will do a fine job on a
reduced sized line.
Our old friends have a good solution...
I have on many occasions really hating dragging a big ass shop vac
all over the shop, when with a little plumbing, that problem could be
easily fixed. I have a VERY large DC that has plenty of power to handle
almost any length run. I just need to get in there and start plumbing.
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