Shop Improvements #3: Dust Collection and Tools

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Blog entry by Cathie Zimmerman posted 04-04-2016 11:53 PM 953 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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We’re at it again! After using the router for the first time and finding just how much saw dust one can generate I decided to again rearrange the garage and dig out old tools and items to sell on offer up and Craigslist. We made about $250 which covered the cost of the 2 hp “industrial” single stage dust collector from Harbor Freight. I spoke to the manager about what these kids and I have been doing and that we needed a system. She went above and beyond by offering to honor the 25% agreement from another store manager from a different location who was out of them. Then, she gave us a donation of two of the nicer measuring tapes for the shop! It was cool to see one of these kids realizing that people care about what they are doing with the shop.

So we are on the hunt now for a planer and jointer. if someone reads this that has a combo unit, let me know your thoughts on the combo?

Considering the bench dog router table for the table saw too.

As for our current project…

Tomorrow we are going to start building a lumber rack inspired by Episode 144 of The Wood Whisperer.

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#1 posted 04-05-2016 02:08 PM

For health reasons you may want to research about a second stage (dust deputy) attachment. You don’t want too much fine dust in the air. I bought my Jet for its excellent filter.

-- Only a woodworker will value a good screw-up

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