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    I bought a new plunge router and shop vac. I am thinking to use the up spiral cut, hook the shop vac to the router, and do the work outdoor. Does it make sense?

  • #2
    Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

    if you have a shop vac, no need to go out doors.
    " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

    Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
    Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

    http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
    http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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    • #3
      Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

      Originally posted by arlis_1957@yahoo.com View Post
      if you have a shop vac, no need to go out doors.
      Thanks - that's what I am thinking. There is a wind storm in the area. I have a 3.5 HP shop vac and wasn't sure if that's powerful enough.

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      • #4
        Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

        this can help. it fits on a five gallon bucket and the bucker handle holds it on.
        http://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-W204.../dp/B0000223XZ
        " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

        Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
        Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

        http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
        http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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        • #5
          Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

          Originally posted by arlis_1957@yahoo.com View Post
          if you have a shop vac, no need to go out doors.
          I think your reply is misleading, the dust collection on any router is going to capture like 50% of the dust, if that. I have a Dewalt router which is known to be one of the better dust collection routers and to me it doesn't even make sense to hook up a hose to it as it is not very effective anyway. You're gonna make a mess and there is going to be dust on everything regardless...

          I'd recommended making a little makeshift router area with tarps.

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          • #6
            Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

            Nothing wrong doing your work outside!!! Dust Collection system isnt going to catch it all and save cleaning up a mess later. Fresh air good for ya anyway.....Still.....Allways wear a dust mask and safety glasses!

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            • #7
              Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

              Do it outside, use the vac in blower mode to scatter the sawdust on your lawn.
              www.billfitzmaurice.com
              www.billfitzmaurice.info/forum

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              • #8
                Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                yes, share the dust with your nieghbors, they should'nt mind.
                " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

                http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
                http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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                • #9
                  Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                  Originally posted by killersoundz View Post
                  I think your reply is misleading, the dust collection on any router is going to capture like 50% of the dust, if that. I have a Dewalt router which is known to be one of the better dust collection routers and to me it doesn't even make sense to hook up a hose to it as it is not very effective anyway. You're gonna make a mess and there is going to be dust on everything regardless...

                  I'd recommended making a little makeshift router area with tarps.
                  Not if you have Festool router and either Festool or Fein vac. I put my Fein for sale her but now decided to hook it up to veneer saw.
                  http://www.diy-ny.com/

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                  • #10
                    Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                    I am surprised that others' router dust collection w/ shop vac doesn't do the job. Mine collects pretty much all the dust. On the router table it does not, but while routing driver recess and holes it sure does. Luckily I use the neighbor's router table in his wood shop
                    Brad
                    piano black sealing mdf irregular recesses grill technique

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                    • #11
                      Re: Mine, too, works just fine

                      The dust extraction setup on my DeWalt 621 connected to my Shop Vac works just fine and collects most of the fine dust, not 100% of it, I'm sure, but way more than 50%! I work in my basement.
                      Paul


                      Originally posted by bmaupin View Post
                      I am surprised that others' router dust collection w/ shop vac doesn't do the job. Mine collects pretty much all the dust. On the router table it does not, but while routing driver recess and holes it sure does. Luckily I use the neighbor's router table in his wood shop

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                      • #12
                        Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                        I will be sounding like an idiot. I put up the shop vac and craftsman router - wow a world difference. The router is good. Shop vac is good. Overall - very good! ;)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                          You guys that have dust collection systems on your routers are lucky, my Milwauke doesn't even have a dust port it just blows it everywhere.

                          Side note: When cutting circles doesn't the hose get in the way? I know the the chord can turn into a real pain at times.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                            Having had more than one Shop Vac, I've accumulated their accessories after replacing the vacs. So I have an extra hose that I add to the one on the vac, then suspend it from the ceiling of my basement above the work area and it stays pretty much out of the way. I also suspend the power cord for the router the same way with a long extension cord.
                            Paul

                            Originally posted by bambino View Post
                            You guys that have dust collection systems on your routers are lucky, my Milwauke doesn't even have a dust port it just blows it everywhere.

                            Side note: When cutting circles doesn't the hose get in the way? I know the the chord can turn into a real pain at times.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Plunge Router, Shop Vac, and Outdoor

                              hose to the ceiling, cord over the shoulder. all you have to do is wind and unwind before you go deeper.
                              " To me, the soundstage presentation is more about phase and distortion and less about size. However, when you talk about bass extension, there's no replacement for displacement". Tyger23. 4.2015

                              Quote Originally Posted by hongrn. Oct 2014
                              Do you realize that being an American is like winning the biggest jackpot ever??

                              http://www.midwestaudioclub.com/spot...owell-simpson/
                              http://s413.photobucket.com/albums/pp216/arlis/

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