Dust collection

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Dust collection

Postby BurnsasaurusRex » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:13 pm

If I add the brush and a shop vac/dust collection system is this enough to prevent dust from going everywhere? I have a small woodshop in my warehouse and I would like to keep the CNC outside of the woodshop and in the main work area, but I was concerned about dust from the CNC going everywhere.
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Re: Dust collection

Postby WNC_Ed » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:35 pm

I could not imagine running the CNC without dust collection. (cutting wood or MDF)
I have the Rockler/Next Wave dust boot and it certainly helps keep the dust manageable.
You may want to ground the dust collection. Static charges can wreak havoc on computers and electronics.
A CNC is not "dumb" like a miter saw or table router.
Hope this helps.
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Re: Dust collection

Postby BurnsasaurusRex » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:32 pm

Thank you Ed!
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Re: Dust collection

Postby bill z » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:26 pm

I built a shark tank to help with dust collecting and it works surprisingly well. I bought a used Jet dust collector and it turns on with my router. Not only does it keep the dust own but it also helps with keeping the noise down when using a wood router and not a water cooled spindle.

I think a tank is the way to go. There have been several posts about tanks. Many verities.
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