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Posted on Did you ground your dust collection system?

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#1 posted 10-17-2018 03:54 PM

I’d recommend grounding by wrapping wire around the outside of plastic pipes and connecting them to something metal that’s grounded.

Static build up can be problematic in a couple ways. It can give some nasty shocks. My Dust Cobra repeatedly zapped me if I vacuumed large amounts of dust then touched the hose clamp so I had to ground that. The static can also interfere with electrical accessories such as Wixey readouts and mess up the readings.

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