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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2010, 04:46:16 PM »
I agree with the dust collector, but when you cut at either end where the dust shoe doesn't work very well, you still need something for a filter or alternate air.

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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2010, 05:00:09 PM »
My dust shoe gets at least 99% of the dust, and what it misses is heavier chips. My router is the cleanest power tool in my shop. However, there's plenty of dust from the other tools. What I did on my control box, is make a plywood "ring" to mount a Fram automotive air filter over the intake fans. I bought the smallest and cheapest one I could find, about $6. It's the square type, It's a very soft rubber that easily seals tight. It works great.
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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2010, 05:11:52 PM »
ger21 beat me to it. We service outdoor power equipment and use a air filter
for a Kohler engine although others will work. Just depends on your setup.
olf20 / Bob
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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2010, 05:09:24 AM »
The air filter is a good idea.  I have another problem though.  I do not have a dust shoe as it's called.  I bought one years ago have had no luck using it.  It mounts in a permenant position with long brushes made of aluminium.  During most cutting the brushed can get caught up in the router bit.It does not move up and down like most allowing for some of the smaller carving bits to be used.  that is why I have so much dust it's a vac job after every cutting.

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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2010, 07:38:37 AM »
Imo a dust shoe is the most important thing you can make for your router. I can't imagine using mine without it.

Mine mounts with wing nuts, and can be removed in about 10 seconds. Others use magnets to hold them in place. Here's mine.
http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,12545.0.html
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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2010, 09:32:11 AM »
magnets are good, in  case of collision it has a good chance of just falling off instead of getting smashed.

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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 03:15:45 PM »
I am considering the KentCNC dust show.  It looks good but am trying to find out exactly how it attaches and if it will fit my router.  Does anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 04:42:34 PM »
I believe it clamps around the router body. It's 2 pieces, and the brush part comes off. There's a YouTube video that demonstrates it, if you can find it.
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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 05:08:25 PM »
Yes I watched the video but it's not real clear how it mounts to the router except for the sleeve around the motor not sure if that is all that holds it up or not.  It is set up for a 4" hose not sure if it can accept a vac hose or not and if that is adequate for that shoe.  I have asked him some questions but no answer as of yet.

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Re: Fine Saw dust
« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010, 01:56:59 PM »
KentCNC Is there an alternate way to get hold of this guy?  I have been trying by email the one he posted but no reply?  Wondering if it is a valid email address today?