Dust Hood for Delta portable planer

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Forum topic by Kwit posted 03-16-2013 11:32 PM 9786 views 4 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2013 11:32 PM

Thanks to Lorin for his inspiration for a home built dust hood for his Delta planer

I know a lot of people own these – and they don’t sell a hood anymore

I took Lorin’s idea and put my own twist on it using a 12”x2.25” side register boot (purchased from Amazon)
You might be able to get one from your local HVAC supplier

The trick is to remove the blade guard and turn it upside-down. The register boot seems to be a perfect fit; I just used a piece of aluminum angle for a bottom cleat attachment and some sheet metal screws and Dow795 (structural adhesive sealant I get from work). I used a cutting wheel to grind the screw tips down after the adhesive set. I sealed the seams with black duct tape afterwards

Hopefully the pictures tell the tale – making one out of wood is a good option – I just went for a quicker, ready-made option

-- don't talk about it - be about it

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#1 posted 03-16-2013 11:36 PM

That looks good Kwit. I have a factory model on my 22-580 and it seems to leave a lot to be desired. I may have to use your idea and make one like it.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 03-17-2013 12:31 AM

Keep in mind – I only used a side register boot to keep the hose to the side of the workpiece

You can use a standard 12×2.25 register boot with the opening in the middle – it may work better for you

I just felt this eliminated extra coupling or elbows that may have been cumbersome to the setup

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#3 posted 03-17-2013 12:33 AM

I have to make one myself for my Delta and this is another option,thx for posting…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 03-17-2013 01:35 AM

I’ll bet that it works good. I’ve made a couple planer dust hoods from scratch because I have the machinery and the tools to do it, both similar to yours being side outlets, and they work great. Way to McGuyver it.

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 03:35 AM

Very nice. Gonna have to try this with my Craftsman. My shop vac does really good getting most of it, but I have a bigger d/c now and want to figure out ways to hook to 4” up to it.

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#6 posted 06-14-2021 11:22 PM

Thank you Kwit for the inspiration. I couldn’t find a sideways connecting vent, but was able to use a regular straight-on one. I used the extra folds on the opening to surround the ejection area and added a 1” strip of aluminum bar to seal the bottom and provide a solid surface to screw into the two metic machine screw holes on the back of the planer. The pic is in my Shop pics.

-- Woodworking is in my blood and my blood is on some woodwork.

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