Drill Press Dust Collector Fixture

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Blog series by TheDane updated 12-21-2010 10:45 PM 2 parts 9003 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Drill Press Dust Collector Fixture

11-21-2010 01:45 AM by TheDane | 8 comments »

Several months ago, I ordered the Peachtree Drill Press Dust Collector. When it arrived, I was disappointed because it never occurred to me that the product was not really intended for the type of drill press I have (Performax Model 90219). The problem is the quill on my drill press is only 4 1/2” from the column, and the nozzle is about 5 1/2” long. Peachtree does offer a set of adapters to accommodate 8”, 10”, and 12” benchtop models, but I decided to imp...

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Part 2: Follow-up

12-21-2010 10:45 PM by TheDane | 0 comments »

Here it is a month later, and this little fixture is proving to be a better idea all of the time. I used it in conjunction with my drill press on a bunch of projects, and couldn’t be happier. I can capture about 95% of the waste from my brad point bits, which keeps the work surface a lot cleaner, and virtually eliminates the mess on the cabinet the drill press is mounted on (I have a benchtop drill press mounted to a rolling cabinet). Big Forstner bits still throw off some shaving...

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