I have a portable dust collector and I was wondering how to ground the hose
when I am constantly moving it around from machine to machine. I get
shocked from the outside of the hose, so I assume there's some static going
on on the inside.
Lots of references online. Google Bill Pentz and click on "static
electricity" for one commonly-cited source here. Also, I believe Lee
Valley includes a little packet on grounding with all their DC
accessories, and they may have more info online.
I have one question about the LV instructions. They say that the grounding
wire in the dust collection system should be grounded at both the dust
collector and the woodworking tool. I understand the importance of a good
ground, but wouldn't ti be better to ground through a single path?
Use a short piece of stranded wire soldered to the wire in the hose
and the other end attached to an alligator clip. Sometimes I have to
solder a small piece of wire to the machine to be grounded if there is
no place to fasten the clip.
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