Planer Dust Collection Stand

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Project by captferd posted 01-04-2012 03:38 AM 179089 views 135 times favorited 52 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just built the Planer Dust collection station. The plans come with the Dust right Vortex 4’’ Dust Separator Components. I made a few changes to the plans and used a Rubbermaid container insted of the drawers. Man is this thing so sweet. Very little dust makes it past the first compartment.

-- CaptFerd

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#1 posted 01-04-2012 03:42 AM

Looks good, but how does it work? I can’t figure out how the chips from the planer get down into the bucket…?
thanks for sharing,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#3 posted 01-04-2012 03:53 AM

Very nice and very interesting. Would like more information though.

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#4 posted 01-04-2012 04:09 AM

There is a 4 1/2” inlet in the back were the planer is connected and the sawdust enters. That would be the black pipe in the 3rd pic. The dust hits the wall and falls to the container below. In the second pic you can see the hole that goes into the next chamber. (Located in the rear of the center divider) The finer dust falls to the bottom in the second chamber. The pipe in the front faces the wall like the one in the back and is attatched to the vucume system. Very little dust makes it past this point.

This setup would probably work with a good sized shop vac connected. Hope this answers some questions. Thanks for the interest.

-- CaptFerd

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#5 posted 01-04-2012 04:21 AM

Nice dust collection stand.



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#6 posted 01-04-2012 01:29 PM

VERY NICE. In fact I was looking for design of such a system as my woodworking shop would be inside our home in one of the spare rooms on the first floor.


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#7 posted 01-04-2012 05:56 PM

DeWalt must have a different setup, my Delta just throws it out the back and leaves a pile on the floor…..

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#8 posted 01-04-2012 09:12 PM

captfred, where did you find the plans for this? Did you use plans? I thought you may have implied it in the orginal write up.

Also, in the pic above, is the vac tube in you hand the one that does to the DC or the planer?


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#9 posted 01-04-2012 09:16 PM

nice one!

-- If someone tells you you have enough tools and don't need any more, stop talking to them, you don't need that kind of negativity in your life.

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#10 posted 01-04-2012 09:32 PM

Nicely done, I love it.
I have to build a mobile cart anyway, I may as well make it a dust separator to save room in my tiny shop.
I’m going to favorite this one if you don’t mind.
So the input is where your hand is, going into the large part where it deposits the larger pieces of sawdust, then the air goes through the hole between the chambers and deposits anything left over, then out the port to the DC, right?
Very nice.
Thanks for the post.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 11:27 PM

Boxcarmarty- If I remember I had to buy the attachment for my planer separate. Im sure Delta has one for yours.

Milo- Heres a link to the plans I used I followed the plans with the exception of the drawers that they used. I found the bin at Home depot. It fits perfect in the compartment width wise but a little short. I used 1 4×8 sheet of oak plywood and 1 sheet of 4×8 underlayment all 3/4”.
2nd Question:(Also, in the pic above, is the vac tube in you hand the one that does to the DC or the planer?) That goes to the planer.

Paul- Yes you are correct. The tube behind the big compartment goes to the Planer. The one in front of the small compartment goes to the dust collector.

To all
If you decide to build one and have questions , Ill be glad to help.

-- CaptFerd

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#12 posted 01-04-2012 11:34 PM

That looks a lot easier to empty than the dust collector bag. Now I just need a new planer too.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#13 posted 01-04-2012 11:38 PM

You got that right Earl

-- CaptFerd

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#14 posted 01-05-2012 02:40 AM

Thanks for the link, I think this will be a near future project in my shop.

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#15 posted 01-05-2012 04:02 AM

your welcome Rich. You wont be disapointed.

-- CaptFerd

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