Systainer router table #2: dust extraction and more...

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Blog entry by mafe posted 11-17-2020 12:04 PM 409 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Systainer router table
dust extraction and more…

Last time when I finished the build and wrote the blog, I knew I could not fool my self… I wrote that the systainer should take the dust… Well I were fully aware that if I used it inside, I would have a lot of dust every were, so I decided to solve it right away.

So here it is, fully hosed up, for routing.
One hose on the work surface and one under the table, on the router, suction here provided by my small Makita battery vac.

Here the router with all the stuff in the systainer, I can squeeze a hose in there.

Basic setup.
Just suction on the top.

For smaller jobs, this is fine.

Here the full setup connected to the shop vac.

The Makita router dust thing.

Full battery setup

Just standard drain pipe.

And a old vac hose from the trash.

Simple setup.

The black thing, is from the trashed hose and is a cut of, from the handle, as this had the right size, but you can buy all kinds of adaptors..

Drain parts.

Had to modify a wee bit.

Du to the vac’s shape.

Shop vac. hose to hose.

Ohh yes, just for show, you can of course also use a standard router plate, with a standard router instead, you just take up more of the table space.

Vac. Hose holder in the making.
Ply and bolt.

Now with a foot, screwed and glued.

Less is plenty.

Giving it a 20mm hole, to be MFT3 usefull.

Here another model clamped to the table.

With a bench dog mount.

Like so.

Let’s route.

Hope it can be to some inspiration and less dust…

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#1 posted 11-17-2020 01:05 PM

no picture while browsing with Chrome.
OK with MS Edge.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-17-2020 01:49 PM

That should help a lot. Nice work on it, Mads! Isn’t it fun to be making things of your own design???

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 11-17-2020 03:28 PM

Mads, I had the same problem with the images in Chrome. Using Firefox they displayed normally.

Nice design and build

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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