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Automated Dust Collection

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by DC 17_3, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Jun 24, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    DC 17_3

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    Anyone have any luck with an automated dust collection switch/plug in?

    If so, what type/brand etc. ?

    Looking for something reliable to kick on the shop vac or dust collector when a tool is powered up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 25, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Sorry this is an old thread! I use the iVac switch and Super Dust Deputy with a HF dust collector. I modified it to use a canister filter. I have four tools hooked to it with 4” duct, along with a sweep port and 2” aux hose. All have blast gates and actually works pretty damn good.



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  3. Aug 26, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks for the reply.. I bought a Ryobi router table a while back and liked the dual plus in set up on it... so I found a few more on Ebay and bought them. I found a shop vac at a garage sale for $5 and hooked that up to my bandsaw so when that's super handy. I have another one set up on my 6" planer/jointer. Definitely want to get a dust collector, but for some reason they've been out of stock at Harbor Freight all summer... I'm thinking they may be redesigning it.. but who knows.
     
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    Interesting. If your looking to go full budget, do a Thein separator. The dust deputy works amazing if you just want to buy something. Also when you switch from a shop vac, you’ll notice a lot better fine dust collection.

    As far as the switch goes, I have an extension cord ran to each auto switch. My stuff on the left is all on one, stuff on the right on another. My router is not on a switch because it kicks the iVac fuse. So that’s one thing to keep in mind. Depending shop size and saw amps, a foot switch or remote control switch might work better for you.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2019 at 10:08 AM
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    Thanks for the information... I'm working on a design to collect from my table saw better. It's always something HAHA
     
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    What kind of saw? Cabinet, contractor?
     
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    It's a Sears Craftsman cabinet saw from 1974... recently acquired when my neighbor passed away.. I'm thinking I will take the saw off the base and insert a piece of 1/4 plywood and add a dust port into the plywood. I do have the tilt slots covered in the front and back.. it still makes a heck of a mess. The base I have covered on both the sides it's open and a 6 HP shop vac attached when it's running. I definitely feel like I can do better.
    EDIT: to add photo
     
  8. Aug 26, 2019 at 2:15 PM
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    Got ya. Google it, there’s lots of stuff on enclosing saws.

    I added a piece of wood and port to the bottom and a more enclosed port to the back of mine. The box on the left is for the router.

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