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Foam-Tubing Seal

After hooking up my new dust collector to my contractor’s saw, I found that it just didn’t pull as much air as I’d like, even after sealing up the most obvious leaks. After further inspection, I [...]

Suction Box

If your shop is inside or attached to your house, you know that migrating sawdust is a problem, especially if you do a lot of power carving.  To minimize dust, I cut out one side of a 65-quart [...]

Mobile Suction

My dust collector, though pieced-together, is the perfect solution for my one-car garage shop. I use a cyclone separator and 5-gallon bucket in conjunction with my shop vacuum. For easy mobility, [...]

DeWalt DWV010 Review

Tool: DWV010 8 Gallon Dust Extractor Shop Now   Manufacturer: DeWalt MSRP: $419 A true dust extractor with HEPA-level (removes at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any [...]

Vacuum-Hose Dust Control

Dust is a real problem when you can’t use a router table’s fence and its dustport. Here's a clever way to suck up that dust using your shop vacuum's nozzle.

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 [...]

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