Shark Dust Boot

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Shark Dust Boot

Post by Jim@HeirloomTable »

I've been using the standard brush dust boot that came with our HD, and have now replaced it, having same issue.
I'm running dish out sections in boards with a 1-1/4" diameter box/bowl bit and the downward compression seems to be forcing the brush into the bit, have pretty much destroyed/melted two. I've never really liked this system, never seems to keep all the dust contained. Suction is from a wall mounted HEPA filter extractor necked down to a standard 2-1/2" shop vac hose to fit the boot plate hole.
Thinking I need to just stop using it for these cuts - anybody come up with something to keep the dust contained? Going about 1" deep into wood and it makes a huge amount of dust.
Thanks! Jim, Hopkinsville, KY
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Re: Shark Dust Boot

Post by Kayvon »

I ended up making my own dust boot. If you do something like this, you can control the length of the bristles and make them shorter than usual so they won't hit your workpiece when you carve a bowl.

Here's the one I did: ... -boot.html

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