Dust Collection

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Take a Look at the Excalibur Deluxe Router Table Kit

Although introduced at the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta in 2012, there has been relatively few published articles or blog posts written about the Excalibur Deluxe Router Table Kit from General International since its release. I, however, think this kit is well worth a close look. Why? It has many of the features I...

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General International’s New Dust Collector

If you have a shop, you need some type of vacuum or a dust collector. No, a dust collector is not simply attached to a table saw, band saw or router table. It is as perfect to clean up wood dust as it is for shavings from your plane. (If you’re working green wood...

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Tool Test: iVac Pro Automated Dust-control System

By Steve Shanesy Page 18Laziness can reduce the efficiency of your dust-collection system, whether you use a shop vacuum or a centralized collector. Sometimes just walking around the machine to switch on your collector doesn’t seem worth it.Install an iVac Pro automated system and there’s no excuse. You can opt for a remote control push-button...

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Pet Peeve Bites the Dust

Some machines are easy to set up to collect dust and chips while others defy all attempts. On the easy list are most stationary machines: Plug the hose into the port and it works pretty well. On the contrary list are miter saws (more to come on that, but part of my solution is...

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Sanding Dust: In the Bag or Up Your Nose

During the past couple weeks I’ve taken a close look at a new Bosch sander while writing a review for our  November 2011 issue. It’s a random-orbit sander with two really significant design changes that improve the user’s experience while sanding. Now you might think that’s an overstatement, but in my experience these two...

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JET’s Vortex Dust Collector

When it comes to … well most anything, I’m a huge skeptic. I’m not a conspiracy theorist mind you, but I seldom believe what I hear or read. I have to be convinced. Tool manufacturers, given my position here at the magazine, are high on my watch list so when JET introduced the new...