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Posted on Dust collection with a Triton TRA 001 router in a router table

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 01:50 PM

I have a fence with dust collection built in around the bit area. Works great for rabbets and edge shaping. Not so well for dadoes and other cuts that are not adjacent to the fence. Also having a “Norm style” router cabinet, most of that saw dust drops down into the cabinet.

I’ve been pondering using the built in shields for under table dust collection. Being in the midwest, I have a lot of overweight family members with sleep apnea that offer me used CPAP hoses for free. I’ve found that the rubber ends on those hoses fit perfectly into most hand tool dust ports with enough friction that they don’t easily fall out. Then I can use an adapter to connect the small CPAP hose to my shop vac based DC (2 1/2” hose).

As far as it getting hot, I noticed that it happens when I leave the door closed, but when it’s open, the router’s fine. You can watch this youtube video where I make frame and panel shed doors. I make the dadoes in the fram using a 1/2” bit on a router table. That’s a Triton TRA001 in my table.

I don’t have the DC hooked up in that video because there was no room for me, the camera and the shop vac.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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