SawDustB

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  1. I have a 10 gallon California Air tools one I'm quite happy with. It's far quieter than my previous oil filled 5 gallon no name one was. It's not going to have the same air flow as a bigger unit, but I'm pretty sure they also make bigger sizes these days.
  2. It certainly can. There are optional machine screws that you can install in the corners to go into the levellers. I put them in because I found it helped completely avoid having any sort of lip at the edge of the plate. I hadn't thought about just taking advantage of it not being perfect underneath - I was going to try to find something that could go against the laminate. But then I was also going to end up adding a vent. I might just mock it up with a cardboard box. I think I had an Amazon order coming today...
  3. Ok, here's my current setup in the wing of my table saw. It's a PC690 router with a Kreg plate in a shop made table. You can see my fence here. It actually does pretty well if the dust is at the edge. The table surface is 1" of glued up BB ply with laminate. Finally, here's the space underneath to work with for putting something over the router. My thought was to find something that went right over the router and plate, mounting to the table around it. Because there's no lift, I need to be able to remove the router to change bits, and height adjustment is a bit crude.
  4. It does, there's a port that fits my shop vac. I really need to just post a picture of my current setup. My problem is when I'm using a bearing guided bit on the inside of a glued up frame, as well as routing grooves and dados.
  5. Sorry if I wasn't clear above. The plan is to run the dust collector with the bucket, and maybe add an adjustable vent for cross air flow. If I do it, I'm going to put a 4 inch port on it. I probably won't bother with the bucket at all for cuts where I can collect everything at the fence, like outside edge treatments. I like the magnet idea to make it really easy to take on and off. I know me, and I'll get lazy and not use it if it takes more than a few seconds to put on. Knobs and threaded inserts or something would also work.
  6. Hey guys, I've been very slowly finishing up some picture frames for my house. One of the steps that was truly awful was routing out the rabbets for the glass. I'll post pictures when they're done, but I used half lap construction so I couldn't collect dust with the fence. My router table is in my table saw wing, so there's currently nowhere to connect my dust collector, and my shop vac only connects to the fence port. I've thought before about putting a dust collection box underneath, but I don't think the commercial offerings quite work for me. I want something light and easily removable, given that my router is just in the fixed base and I frequently take it out. I'm thinking of just fastening a clear plastic container to the underside with magnets, with a fitting for the dust collector. Has anyone tried something like this? It seems like a cheap experiment if I can find a likely bucket.
  7. Yes, I just saw this too. The banner ads are fine, but having pop up ads is a lot more annoying.
  8. Yes, this. I had a couple of spots on the tool cabinet where I misjudged the screw length and had this happen. Using a smooth metal or plastic object (I used a rounded ball peen hammer head) you can burnish the veneer surface to get it smooth again. Obviously you need to be careful, but I got an invisible repair in the three places I had to do this.
  9. Yes, what the other guys said. The jet looks nice, but you'll probably want to buy or make a table to go on top either way. I just have a little 9" drill press in my shop, and it usually is sufficient. There have only been a few times I've wished for bigger (Roubo comes to mind) but I think the 14" grizzly would have covered that. I'd only upgrade it if you repeatedly run into limitations (and you actually use it).
  10. I think that answers your question then. You might as well try it with the 90, and use whatever routing gives you the least bends in the pipe. At least with a shop vac, it's got higher suction (with lower airflow) so it can cope with a few more bends.
  11. I don't think it would be a waste. Oneida is a solid company, and this looks like an innovative unit. If anything, I would expect that it would collect a lot more dust from a 4" port than most standard dust collectors would. I personally really like the look of it.
  12. I like the Dimar woodpecker blades, if you're looking for thin kerf. They're just thick enough that they still work with a standard riving knife, give a decent cut, and they're pretty reasonable. I standardized on them for my rip, combo, and cross cut blade since then my fence measurement and my cross cut sled work with them.
  13. This is also the reason that you want to match the size of the cyclone to the dust collector. In my case, I made sure to get the smaller super dust deputy to pair with my 1 HP collector, so that it would be able to pull enough air to separate efficiently. It always puzzles me a bit when I see setups with the HF collector connected to the xl size super dust deputy, since it seems like it wouldn't pull enough air for it (although I'm sure it still works).
  14. It just goes to show you that everyone works differently. For me, I don't have a jointer, but I can't imagine working without my planer. I usually buy rough stock, and I'll quickly flatten one side with a hand plane before using the planer. I use a straight line rip jig on the table saw to get my edges close to jointed, but if it's a critical glue up I'll use a hand plane too. You need a somewhat substantial table saw to use a jig like that safely (I wouldn't try it on a job site saw). @Chestnut is right that dust collection should be up there on your list. I went the route of buying a small 1 HP collector and adding a dust deputy and canister filter. I went that route mainly for space constraints, but I ended up with a setup that's almost the size of a short cyclone but not as powerful (but also at just over half the cost).
  15. I had a few woodworking gifts. My parents wanted to know what they could get me that I would actually use. I pointed them towards an earlex hvlp system, since it seemed to match my needs pretty well. The gift that surprised me was from my in laws, and it was a Gramercy bow saw. I had asked for the hardware kit to make one a while ago (last Christmas maybe?) but the saw itself was quite a bit more. My wife helped pick it out. I haven't gotten out to the shop since Christmas, but it'll be getting a spot in the tool cabinet soon. Otherwise, my wife put a few other items in my stocking like the LV plug cutters, a ruler for setting drill collar depth, and a clamp for holding a light to a power tool.