Right now I use a shop vac attached to most tools. Most of the posters
here seem to be true woodworkers with planers and lathes that generate
much dust and chips. I do mostly home improvement projects around my
house. I use a table saw, band saw, mitre saw and a spindle sander. Is
a dust collector going to be much advantage for my basement shop? Is
there a problem short cycling a dust collector because sometimes I just
need to to cut a 2x4 or some 1 by lumber.
Your question is sure to generate a lot of answers since it's been discussed
and cussed by many for such a long time. You can Google it till the cows
come home and get lots of answers but the short answer to your question is -
1. Yes it will be of some value but how much depends on a number of factors.
2. Short-cycling should not be a big factor if you purchase a collector that
has a decent motor and the wiring (typically 220VAC) is done correctly.
Now I'll let the rest of the group provide the long versions..........
Dust collection is ineffective on miter saws, table saws and spindle
sanders. (I use a friends band saw when I need one and he has a shop vac on
it. It does a pretty good job; a DC would be better, but not by much.)
DCs are great on jointers, planers, and router tables. You don't have any
of them; so it would really be a waste of money. Okay?
Sorry to go off on a tangent here, but I've noticed that my DC (IIRC, older
1HP delta canister w/ a bag that hangs off the side) does pretty much
nothing when connected to my bandsaw. Anybody have any tips on improving
dust collection with a bandsaw?
Would weather stripping the doors a bit be a good idea? Some sort of
enclosure around the lower guides, maybe?
I was wondering why put the hole in the door (which is roughly where one
stands) as opposed to the back side. Other than difficulty in cutting the
hole due to the wheel, why wouldn't this be a good idea?
I had the same question. I've been researching a DC selection myself
but like the other poster pointed out there's abundance of material of
past postings for me to find "which" DC, but whether to even use one is
a question I hadn't thought of. I do have a planer though, and man
does it throw out the shavings. Right now I just take the planer onto
the deck to use.
It would be hard to beat putting a diaper on your tablesaw. If you
have access to a sewing machine or know someone who can sew, you can
make one for under $20. I have got to make a new one for my Ridgid TS.
I put one on my old craftsman over a year ago and it would great. If
you want details on one just let me know.
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