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I have three 690's

One I leave set up………for a particular purpose

One is a D handle that I really like. I have made a half-dozen Lexan sub-bases for this setup and really really like this tool.

One motor is an older 690 that has the cord coming out of the top of the unit. Damn I hate that cord being on top instead of the side.

I have the older motor in a BRAND NEW plunge base. Unlike some other folks, I find I get very good results with that plunge base.

Anyone know of anything that does a good job sucking dust/chips out of the 690's ???

Presently I put one of those big mouth gizmos that are on legs and adjust the height to the table, get it as close to the table as possible and try to route throwing dust/chips in the direction of the big mouth.

I use a 6 feet piece of 2 1/2" or 3" (can't remember which) hose adapting to my small power tools like my belt sander and ROS. 6 feet long then connects to 4". Love the set up. No 4" hose on the table to hassle with.

If anyone knows of something that improves dust collection off the 690's, I would appreciate knowing about it.

Researching was just a series of crap.

Thanks in advance………… Bruce
 

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Thanks for your patience. Some family dramas have gotten in the way of us working together. Petty petty crap.

I will just put an end to it and do what I please.

I will send requested emails tonight.

Thanks again for hanging in there
 

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Loren:

You always seem to know the answer. And you do so very kindly.

Drastic but effective. I wonder if I have the guts to do that to one of my bases. That's all it is….......the base I think, not the motor.

Unless I get a note on a clip-on adapter, I think I will try this

Have you done it?

Kindly

Bruce
 

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No. I saw it awhile back. I don't do a lot of
topside routing and I have a little plunger with
dust collection so I use that.

I should though. I have a bunch of DW610
bases and only one router to fit them.

There's also a under the base dust shroud
PC put out that may still be available. Only
for edge routing though.

PC part no. 886911
 

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My router has a connector for the vacuum hose.
It snaps onto the place where the clear window was added to the machine in the video.
It covers one side, but the other side just has a clear window so you can still see what you are doing.
Since the vacuum connection is on the base between the handles there is no need to loose a handle or have to grind out the structure the handle is attached to.

I think you could saw a 1" x 3" x 3" PVC tee fitting apart and perhaps cement on a reducer and or an elbow and make a hose connector that would fit on a PC router pretty well.

The key to making this work is the right type of air flow. You don't need large CFM like from a dust collector, you need high static pressure like from a vacuum. You have to have the pressure to force the air through the small hose. My hose is a 1 1/4" diameter.
 

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Crank

Do i understand you that there is a vacuum hose adapter vailable for a 690 cuz I sure cannot find one.

Is it only on new models or is a retrofit possible? .

Do you have a link source for your adapter?

One would think that with the zillions of 690's out there a vacuum attachment would be a common item.
 

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Sorry, I was not complete in my explaination.

I have a Skil router that has an adapter.

I have a PC router I plan to make an adapter for using PVC fittings.

However, when I do get an adapter made, I'll be sure to post it.
 
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