"Tornadoes" from my dust collector!
I finally got my dust collection system tuned up and boy what a difference. I had originally used 4" sewer pipe and was never happy with the airflow. I also noticed VERY fine dust everyewhere. I upgraded all my main runs to 6" and added a Wynn Environlmental filter and a Thien baffle to my 1.5HP Shop Fox. Now it's a real dust collection system instead of a "chip retriever"! I've also put automatic "triggers" on all my blast gates so I can close all of them at once with pushbuttons next to the 3-way DC power switches. My next project is to add power sensors to all my tools so the DC comes on automatically. I've got the circuit for turning on the DC, closing all the blast gates and automatically opening the one I'm using almost done. It's pretty simple, just good use of a time delay and relays. The major job will be the re-wire of the shop.
Cut to Print, grind to fit, paint to match