Keep Your Shop And Lungs Clean With A Dust Collection System

Whether it’s a circular veneered table apron, a contemporary laminated chair back, or a flowing architectural column, if it’s a curve made with wood it’s most likely created using a process called bent wood lamination. For your dust collector to be effective, it should be equipped with a bag capable of filtering out fine dust particles. Highlights:Eliminate the hazard of static electricity that builds up with your collection system. Over the years there have been many posts on forums saying that our manual system could not possibly work. These days, most bench-top saws and planers have dust ports, and they make a huge difference in controlling dust, even with a shop vacuum. Vacuum Tanks: A tank acts as a reserve in cases of a power failure or, in the case of an electric pump, stretches out the on/off cycles with a leaking bag.

They usually use 4″ dust collection hose , and will filter large chips and dust from a variety of woodworking beauty of a dust collector is that they are designed to create a lot of CFMs of suction, and unlike shop vacs which use a small internal filter, dust collectors use a giant bag (or a canister ) and almost never lose any suction with continued use.

So if we are to accept the fact that our hobby wood shop dust collection systems are NOT true dust collectors in the sense that very vew of them would actually pass air quality tests, and if we understand there are situations with equipment that makes fine dust that is the unhealthiest such as sanders etc… where strong vacuum is preferred over larger air flow, it would make sense the look to the shop vac for dust collection as PART, but not all of the soltuion to safe workshop air.

I’m new to wood working and i was just wondering in some supermarkets they sale space-saving vacuum bags witch is for compressesing and storeing pillows, quilts, sweaters ect… (place the items to be stored in the bag zip up the end and use any household vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to evacuate the air from the bag.) will this work for vacuum pressing in stead of the proper stuff.

This is essentially a giant vortex-shaped pre-filter piece that allows larger chunks of wood to drop and fall into a trash can or other large container: prolonging the life of the dust collector’s bag and greatly reducing the frequency that you have to empty it. Bill Pentz has written and studied wood dust safety and cyclone dust collectors extensively, and is his website is a recommended resource for those wanting a thorough defense against wood dust.

Applicability: Although woodworking dust inspired this site creation, many respiratory doctors now recommend small shop owners and their family members, fiberglass workers, stone finishers, sand blasters, concrete cutters, coffee roasters, granary storage workers, and others with fine dust exposure read and follow the recommendations shared on these pages.woodworking vacuum

Air filters most commonly will use furnace filters for the pre-filter, with an array of felt-like bag filters on the inside. Additional features including a 21⁄2″ x 7′ locking hose, a bottom-mounted drain for wet pickup and secure canister latching make this a very pleasant vacuum to operate. As long as you have valves or shutters to close off the ends of lines that aren’t in use, this type of vacuum might be able to provide enough power to be adequate for a small garage-type shop. The higher above sea level you are the lower amount of usable pressure you will have to press your board with.

For added protection, our thermoplastic rubber woodworking dust collection hoses come with an external wear strip that is designed to give the hose excellent drag resistance and protection from abrasions caused by abrasive industrial floors. Another useful feature is the retaining system for Bosch’s L-Boxx tool and storage boxes, which turns the vacuum into a handy dolly. Of course, table saws can be loaded in the bed of your truck, so, technically, they’re portable.

Replaced the small dedicated vacuum system on my mitre saw with an extension ran across the ceiling. As seen in the photo on bottom, facing page, the block that was in the container under vacuum has dye streaks running entirely through it. The process of degassing removed the air from the wood’s pores and allowed the blue water to be drawn deeper into the now-empty spaces.

Our expert staff is available to assist you in your woodworking tool and supply needs, so please contact us with any questions at 800-645-9292. Our particle meters show even very clean looking shops that vent their dust collection systems inside build up so much fine invisible dust that just walking around without doing any woodworking stirs enough dust airborne to fail an EPA air quality test.

There are two slide-out compartments (the top compartment also has a lid) that store the 17⁄8″ x 8′ hose and cleaning tools with motor, filter and canister positioned below them. The Mini-Mach vacuum work bed’s incredible power is shown here holding twelve house bricks with ease, suspended from a clamped Perspex sheet using only vacuum hold-down. Thanks to the quickly and easily replaceable suction plates, Dittus does not have to pay for the costly replacement of complete vacuum blocks. Most of the woodworking shows I watch make it all about getting it right every time”.

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk – Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register. Even though a vacuum bag can exert tremendous pressure over the entire area of a pressing in reality you only have 13 to 14 psi to bend your board into its shape. Whereas a Shop-Vac typically has a maximum hose size of around 2-1/2 inches/6 cm, a dust collector hose (or pipe) is typically 4 inches/10 cm or larger and is less likely to clog.

The start to any dust collection system build you must first analyze your current and future dust collection needs. Be the first to enjoy new woodworking tutorials, resources, contests, giveaways & much more. A vacuum press can also be used with a variety of jigs to clamp projects to your workbench in lieu of traditional clamps. But, the table saw is not one you can pick up with one hand and head to the worksite.

I work out of a 1 car garage and sometimes when I plug in the vacuum I have to walk out the back and all the way around to the front to turn on the vacuum and then all the way back round to the back and then start cutting. I opted for a Dust Deputy separator for my system but there are several out there to choose from. Our customers tell us they value our large selection of over 24,000+ woodworking tools and supplies. The vacuum portion is on top, and is just clamped onto a large bucket with wheels.

We have excellent results vacuum clamping most types of wood, unless they are badly cracked. A ball-bearing twist lock keeps the 11⁄4″ x 15′ hose securely attached to the inlet port. And while those systems draw most of the air out, which is enough to collapse blankets and pillows, I don’t think the vacuum is as close to a true vacuum as you’d need it to be. I can’t be 100% sure though since I never tried it. But that’s what my gut is telling me. The boards need to be planed or sanded fairly smooth before a vacuum seal will hold.

The table is full of holes or slots, and a vacuum or dust collector is attached, creating a continuous downward suction on the table. The blades for your table saw are in the same categories as the hand saws: rip and crosscut. Your calculation does not take the efficiency of your or my pump into consideration. Large casters and wheels will ease travel over rough and uneven surfaces, and a handle will make maneuvering a vacuum much easier. Vacuum/direct dust extraction: The last option is to connect a vacuum to a specific tool.