It is better than nothing, until the can flys off, and then it is much worse
than nothing. Any solutions? Are replacement cans available at reasonable
I am pretty committed to PC now, but if other brands have better dust
collection (yet work as well) maybe I will have to change.
I use 1 and 1/8" ID hose that I picked up and the Borg, its very lightweight
even compared to shopvac hose. A couple pipe fittings adapt it to shopvac
hose and then I get enough length to toss the shopvac out the back door to
cut down on noise. I posted a couple pics on the binaries group a month or
so back with the hose in my PC 892 router.
I bought some of bilge pump hose to duplicate your setup in my shop.
I have a question for you:
When I hooked this up to my ShopVac (via its 2 1/2 inch hose) I get an
incredibly loud whistling from the bilge hose! Did you experience
this problem, and if so, how did you rectify it? I'm thinking of
drilling some relief holes in the smooth portion of the hose...
BTW, the vacuum is a ShopVac model LM500 rated at 11A...
Yeah, me too. That canister is okay for a few minutes, but it depends on
the suction created by the sander, and that's not much. As soon as it gets
a little clogged a lot of dust goes someplace else.
But a shop vac on that thing gets ALL of it. It's a pain maneuvering it
around a piece with the cord and the hose, but I can sand anything anywhere
and not raise any dust. I've been sanding on the workbench base in the
basement guest room and SWMBO hasn't complained about dust on the
furniture. That's how I know it works. :-)