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Forum topic by Ken posted 12-15-2017 10:04 PM 821 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2017 10:04 PM

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Drill Press Dust Collection

Picked up an old drill press, stored in a barn, heavily rusted. Did a full rebuild. Too short for the floor. Too tall for the work bench. Built a stand for it, and just added the dust collection.
I was tired of dragging the shop vac over and hooking up semi-efficient hoses when only drilling a few holes. I wanted something that was always ready to use.

Built a dust box inside the stand, behind the drawers. Put a 4 inch dust hose port on the back of the cabinet and cut two 2-1/4 holes in the cabinet top. Hole on the back left has a vac hose extension with a Sta-Flex hose on top. This is for main dust and chip collection. Hole on the back right has an old, smaller dust hose. This for quick clean-up of whatever got scattered around the table top that the main dust hose didn’t get. When not using the drill press I put a paint can cap over the main hose. The smaller hose is plugged into a blind plug on the bottom of the table when not in use. Easier than messing with a blast gate on the 4 inch line.

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#1 posted 12-15-2017 11:38 PM

Looks great, thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 03:07 AM

I should add that the best suction is achieved on the 2-1/2 inch line when I leave a 4 inch blast gate open on one of the other machines in the shop. Keeps the DC from being starved for air.

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