Hi Everybody, Just finished enclosing my router table and wanted your opinion and suggestions for improvement.
I use a 2.5″ hose behind the bit (going to a 5 gallon shop vac) and have a 4′ hose from a Jet 1.5 HP collector (1100C) going in the back. I reduced the 4″ to a 2.5″ to increase velocity. A friend suggested I put a blast gate in the side and have it open a tiny bit for inflow. I didn’t do that because the box assembly (Veritas with Veritas steel top) was origianlly open in front and back. I installed doors with foam insulation around the edges on the open sides and placed the 4″ on the back door just below router level.
There is a 1/16th inch gap between the table top and the box assembly and by moving the whole assembly forward or backward I can create a gap of up to several inches at the bottom. Very long story (sorry) short. How much inflow is optimum?
Test cuts with walnut were great but I would like to know so I don’t tax the collectors too much.
The 1.5 HP router installed now is temporary until I get the Milwaukee 3.5 HP back from the shop for repair.
Again, sorry about the long winded (hee hee) DC question.
Edited 1/4/2008 10:04 pm ET by BriMcG