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Forum topic by NoGrainNoGain posted 07-10-2020 11:24 PM 331 views 2 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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NoGrainNoGain

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07-10-2020 11:24 PM

I noticed woodpeckers makes something for this that has dust collection built in. Anyone made their own variation of this and care to share?

Also, are these universal or are they typically brand specific?


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ChefHDAN

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#1 posted 07-11-2020 08:48 AM

I know that somewhere in one of the drawers I’ve got a couple that came with my plates. Can you add a link or photo of what you’re looking at because I’m not sure how DC would be built into a guide pin.

Since I’m generally always using my router fence for the DC even when using a bearing, I have not had a situation where I’ve needed to go and hunt down the pin.

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NoGrainNoGain

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#2 posted 07-11-2020 11:17 AM

Here ya go! Im actually in the same boat and would prefer to just use this vs a whole fence.
https://www.woodpeck.com/free-hand-guard.html

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DaveMills

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#3 posted 07-11-2020 01:19 PM



Also, are these universal or are they typically brand specific?

They say “adapts to other plates by drilling holes” so I’m guessing not universal. Personally I use my fence way to often to want to bolt and unbolt this for the occasion of freehand routing, but if that’s what you do, then this seems good. Any chance it would get in the way, for tight turns?

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#4 posted 07-11-2020 02:10 PM

I use my thru the fence DC 99% of the time. However, on the occasions I’m routing away from the fence, I made a fixture to hold the vacuum nozzle just above the router bit. It is adjustable in and out ( Y axis ) and up and down ( Z axis). It works pretty good.

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splintergroup

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#5 posted 07-11-2020 02:18 PM

Nice attachment jb!

I just recently routed a large number of frames just as you illustrate and as always, the sawdust piled deep and thick.

As to using a stop pin, I’ve only used it maybe twice. The free hand guard with the DC attachment does however look useful for quick set up when the fence needs to be pushed way out of the way.

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SMP

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#6 posted 07-11-2020 03:08 PM

From what I have seen there is a “standard” size that fits “most” router tables, but probably not all. Can make your own by cutting the head off a bolt or just buy the $5 rockler one https://www.rockler.com/fulcrum-pins-for-rockler-router-table-plates

If I were to make one I would probably go this route with the plastic bushing:
https://www.rockler.com/back-to-basics-mdash-starter-pin-on-the-router-table

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bigJohninvegas

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#7 posted 07-11-2020 06:12 PM



Here ya go! Im actually in the same boat and would prefer to just use this vs a whole fence.
https://www.woodpeck.com/free-hand-guard.html

- NoGrainNoGain

That’s a cool attachment. I handle dust control the same as JB, Not as nice as his set up.
JB I have been wanting to rebuild my router fence and will most likely borrow a little bit of your design.

As far as universal fit goes. I have the same Woodpecker lift that you see in JBs post. Not sure what size the pin is. But I think all lifts, and plates come with a pin. so if threaded different from the Woodpecker brand, I bet all you would need is a longer bolt with of the proper size.

-- John

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bigJohninvegas

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#8 posted 07-11-2020 06:18 PM



From what I have seen there is a “standard” size that fits “most” router tables, but probably not all. Can make your own by cutting the head off a bolt or just buy the $5 rockler one https://www.rockler.com/fulcrum-pins-for-rockler-router-table-plates

If I were to make one I would probably go this route with the plastic bushing:
https://www.rockler.com/back-to-basics-mdash-starter-pin-on-the-router-table

- SMP

Ok, quick edit here, Thanks SMP, Proper name of the part. Fulcrum pin. I went and checked the pin on my woodpecker lift. and it too is 1/4X20. so it matches rockler and Benchdog.

-- John

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