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Delta 22-660, DC33 or RC33 Dust Hood

by Italo78
posted 10-29-2018 08:44 PM

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#1 posted 10-30-2018 09:36 AM

Good Luck.
The Delta cast iron dust hoods were notorious for cracking/breaking as they were only supported by 2 bolts on bottom. Didn’t take much of hit on dust pipe exit chute to break lower section from bolts. :(

Jet made a clone of the Delta 13 inch planer. They offer a $100 sheet metal hood that might fit your Delta?

Only other option is to modify a sheet metal HVAC register ‘boot’ duct to fit.
Not pretty, but costs less than $20.


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#2 posted 10-30-2018 02:59 PM

On mine, I just used a flat piece of plywood attached to where the dust shroud would attach.

I cut a hole in the plywood, and attached a 4 inch dust port. It works well. Not perfectly, but it gets probably 95% of the mess.

this is with a little 1hp Jet collector.

Don’t over think it.

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#3 posted 10-30-2018 07:48 PM

Captain Klutz,

Do you know the model number of the 13” Jet. I have looked online but nothing that resembles the dust hood for the RC33/DC33.

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#4 posted 11-03-2018 01:22 AM

I had a Rockwell 13” planer for which I had to fabricate a dust hood. If you can weld, it’s not hard to make one from 16 gauge to 1/8” mild steel. Mine also had shattered cover for the drive gears from when the chain had broken and piled up in a corner (which is why I got such a good price on it thru CL). Again, not hard to weld one up. But it is a fussy, time consuming process, which made me appreciate why they made them from cast iron. Once you have the mold, just pour in molten iron and you can crank them out by the dozens (hundred? thousands?).

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#5 posted 09-14-2019 06:27 PM

A few years back I made a sheetmetal one with a 4” dust port on it. I never thought to use an HVAC boot as the basis.
My sheetmetal +dust port fitting has some major drawbacks (like, long shavings getting stuck across the width of the port) and it’s problematic at times. I’ve looked at the dust boots, but I’m just not sold that that’s the way to go.

I’ve found pictures of the delta 22-658. Is that the cast-iron part you guys are talking about? That thing just looks like it’s asking for trouble—even if it was high-impact ABS or fiber reinforced nylon… I’m thinking about the strain my flex-hose puts on my existing hood, and sorta crying inside.

I’ve been thinking about modeling up a dust hood with a side-exit port in a manner that would be suitable for 3d-printing.. Seems as though that would be a decent solution—or at least if someone made an instruction post about modifying the HVAC boot. (what parts to buy, general process) I’m sure I could figure it out, but I really don’t want to mess with sheet metal again. My shop isn’t setup for doing that kind of work without a lot of cut fingers.

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#6 posted 09-14-2019 07:31 PM

If you don’t like using sheet metal to make dust boot, can start with plastic duct Grizzly introduced on 15” G1021 recently. It even has side discharge for 4” port to keep hose out of way.
Bought one and used it on a 20+ year old Powermatic #15:
Have no idea if it fits older 13” planers?
Only share this new dust chute as the plastic reaches further into the opening created by top cover, and was narrower than original sheet metal dust port. Plus the new dust chute is only $10.25.

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