Tablesaw Trap

Even with a zero-clearance throat plate in my tablesaw, a thin cut-off slips through now and then. These pieces can clog a vacuum hose or damage the blades of a dust collector.  I made a trap to [...]

Upgrade Your Single Stage Dust Collector

In the world of home-shop dust collection, dust collectors come in (basically) two flavors — single stage and two stage systems. A single stage system is what most of us are familiar with. These [...]

Wide-Mouth Dust Collection

The dust collection port on my sliding miter saw missed a lot of sawdust, so I added an additional port mounted directly behind the blade. The port is a piece of 3-in. ABS pipe that’s cut at 45 [...]

Make Your Own Blast Gates

They’re cheap! All you need is some PVC and plastic laminate. A central dust collection system is a big improvement to any shop, but the cost can really add up. With commercial gates going from [...]

Oneida Dust Deputy 2.5 Deluxe Review

Tool: Dust Deputy 2.5 Plus Cyclone Separator Shop Now   Manufacturer: Oneida MSRP: $79.95- $199.95 In the shop, most of us use a variety of dust collection methods. For larger, stationary [...]

Tools To Make Shop Clean Up Easy

Seven Essential Tools The easiest path to a clean shop is to control the dust while working. Even with the best dust collection systems, things are still going to get dirty though. Here are the [...]

Oneida Dust-Free Router Hood

This respiration-protection attachment lives up to the claim of its name. Tool: Dust-Free Router Hood Shop Now  Manufacturer: Oneida MSRP:$34.95 While I appreciate the versatility and power [...]

Karcher WD 5/P Review

Tool: WD 5/P Wet-Dry Vac Shop Now  Manufacturer:Karcher MSRP:$199.99 Many woodworkers rely on vacuums for their dust collection needs around the shop. These tend to fall into two categories: [...]

Miter Saw Dust Collection Box

Effective control for a notorious sawdust creator In addition to being versatile, accurate and virtually indispensable, my sliding miter saw also excels at spewing sawdust and resisting effective [...]

Mullet M5 Dust Cyclone Review

Tool: M5 Dust Cyclone Collection Shop Now Manufacturer: Mullet Tools MSRP: $229.99 When I heard that a handful of former YETI guys had created a new dust collection system I was intrigued. [...]

EKASAND Dust Extractor and Sander Review

Deluxe Sanding and Dust Collection Tool: Dust Extractor Shop Now Sander Shop Now  Manufacturer: Uneeda MSRP: $1289 (dust extractor) $499 (sander) You may not be familiar with Uneeda, but the [...]

Benchtop Dust Collection

Tool: Benchtop DC Personal Dust Collector Shop Now  Manufacturer: Oneida MSRP: $599 Dust really is the bane of the power tool woodworker. It’s also hazardous, especially if you [...]

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