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Forum topic by scribble posted 08-22-2019 05:26 PM 223 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2019 05:26 PM

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I am wondering if anyone has modified there plastic router plate inserts similiar to the Incra clean sweep metal plates are like for better dust collection. I recently built NYW router table and most dust gets pulled in when doing edge routing but when cutting dado’s or the like it just pushes all the dust off the edge of the table.

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#1 posted 08-22-2019 11:42 PM

Depending on the job at hand I either use an under the table setup to pull dust down or one on the fence to pull dust in. My under the table system consists of a large rectangular plastic bin with a hole in it that fits my shop vac hose and is bungee corded to the bottom of the table. (an insert in my table saw)

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#2 posted 08-23-2019 05:08 PM

I’m speculating, but it seems to me that the workpiece will cover almost all the extra opening area. If true, it hard to imagine how that would do much to help with the collection. You might try using an insert with the next-size-up opening…that’s just to test whether the extra open space helps.

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#3 posted 08-23-2019 05:51 PM

If any one has seen the Incra cleansweep system you will see what I am describing.

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#4 posted 08-23-2019 05:55 PM

I’ve seen that but as Fred said above I’d just try using an insert with a larger opening.

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 03:39 PM

I have the Incra Clean Sweep and its awesome for dado cuts and edge cuts.
I agree with Fred and Andy, on a dado cut, try a bigger insert. Generally we’re using longer boards on dado cuts, so the board doesn’t need as much support.
Of course, if your table has the same plate size as the Incra, its an awesome upgrade.
But if your inserts have plenty of material, drill some holes and/or use a scroll or jig saw to make some holes.

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