I'm looking for some advice on setting up dust collection on my
Jointer. I have an old Jet JJ-6 jointer which is an open stand unit.
I have the Jet 1100 dust collector. Does anyone have a good way to
attach the DC hose to this jointer? First thing I did was enclose the
stand but I am not collecting much of the dust. I think I need a
smaller enclosure within the stand and don't want to reinvent the
wheel. Anyone done this? Thanks, Matt.
I did this on a Reliant jointer. You have to build a box under the cutter
head with a connection for your DC.
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Build a tapered chute, so that the shavings slide right up to the opening of
the hose. Lots of fall, at least a 45 deg. angle. Some sheet metal will
help the shavings slide better. Also, put a little trap door right above
the hose connection. It will be needed to "help" the shavings on their way,
especially when you make a few cuts without turning the DC on.
If you own or have access to a sheet metal brake you can get pretty crafty
with different ways to make a chute. I even fashioned in a quick connector
so I can use the same hose for other machines if I have to. (Spindle sander,
homemade downdraft table for sanding etc. Machines I dont use everyday but
still need dust collection)
I don't use a connector because my jointer doesn't make dust, but shavings.
I let them slide down the custom-fitted JEI-S05W (JET part number) into a
box which contents I periodically take to my garage or the neighbors' for
I guess the part would make a good fit, and it's sized for the 8x8 standard
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