Can I attach a dust collector to my sander or router, or will the small
opening/hose involved be a stain on the DC motor?
I understand it is task better suited to a shopvac, but the DC is quieter
and easier to clean; but, I wouldn't want to damage it.
I just checked that out last week. The DC takes just a bit less
current sealed off than when running normal. If anything the motor
runs a bit cooler. I used a cottage cheese container as an adapter to
the smaller hose. It slips in the 4" DC hose perfectly and the vacum
holds it in. Cut out the bottom to fit your sander hose.
Happy Thanksgiving all!
The small opening won't do any harm. I run my DC with 4" hose to a
1.5" dia. port on my band saw and jigsaw. What can damage a DC is
sucking up chunks of wood or pieces of metal, but a drop box or
cyclone can prevent that. I found the shop vac clogs up too fast.
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