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#1 posted 09-28-2016 02:53 AM

I change from machine to machine at the SDD, instead of at the machine. At my dust deputy are hose ends for: 1) cabinet saw; 2) jointer; 3) planer; 4) sanding station; 5) lathe; and, 6) router table.

My horse and a half, canister unit switches between the edge sander, the drum-disk sander and the band saw. the hose ends are color coded so I know which one leads to the drum-disk and so on. The miter gets a 2hp HF with an upgraded bag.

Switching between hoses doesn’t require me to close one gate, then open another.

Switching hoses at the SDD, rather than the machine, allows me to avoid bending down and grab a hose, or bend down to deal with a gate. I tie two hoses together with enough string between them to allow me to hang them off an eye hook on the ceiling. This keeps them from dropping to the floor and makes grabbing one a breeze.

I had used Y’s, but the gates were a pain. Doing away with the Y’s and gates reduced line loss.

I tie two hoses together with enough string between them to allow me to hang them off the ceiling. this keeps them from dropping to the floor, and me having to reach over something and down to pick them up.

The table saw hose is easily identified by the Y, which leads off to the over arm and cabinet collector ports. It flies opposite the sanding table hose.

This approach works out well for me and the money for piping went toward additional collectors, one of which (the HF one) has to remain portable, because it thinks it’s a lawn vacuum [on the end of my SDD, which I made portable] in the fall.

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