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#1 posted 11-28-2017 12:55 PM

Ground wires are always a good safety precaution when connecting to any metal incased motor (ie.. dust collector, table saw…..). Now the question, is it necessary? Static electricity can build up and combust a concentration of saw dust. Yes it is possible, how high is the risk, I have no idea. I personally do not run a ground wire on my dust collection hoses, and really don’t see a need to. This weekend I did a get a static charge off my drum sander, nothing more than grabbing a door knob in the winter time. I don’t believe the risk is high enough to worry about it.

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