DC Mod to Add Planer
Some side by side testing with my G0453Z hooked to my task-specific bagger and the 2HP cyclone made it pretty obvious that to assure myself of not pressing uncaptured chips back into my newly planed surface, I had to use the cyclone.
The ASTM-2729 makes mods like this really easy. The un-easy part is that the Horizon warehouse near me closed so I had to order fittings online. Luckily I bought extra pipe and stashed it over the rafters for just such an occasion.
The previous 6x6x4 wyes that fed my lower tablesaw and lower router table.
I've never been a big proponent of "grounding" plastic duct but, I must admit that this $10 fix cured all static cling. I put wire nuts at spots where I though I might need to take things apart so that worked out.
I added a 6x6x6 wye that will feed a 6" main between the tablesaw/router table and the outfeed. I'll wye out at 4" to the lower collection point on the RT and then go on to a blastgate that will serve the planer. I'll post more pics once the fittings show up and I finish this up.
Unrelated but, while I was back there in no-man's-land I converted the larger bandsaw to a single 4" that splits off a 2-1/2" at the table. I had sealed the lower port off with a piece of sheet magnet last Christmas. With all the work I have done since then, the blade port and under-the-table port only let a couple teaspoons of stuff into the lower cabinet. I removed the hose and the 4" tap and just capped the main.
Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-02-2010 at 11:59 PM.
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