Questions tagged [dust-collection]

Woodworking projects often create sawdust, how to collect it, equipment, features setup.

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What advantages does a dust collector have over a shop vac?

From what I know, dust collectors are generally quieter, hold more chips, and can support a larger hose than a shop vac. Besides this, are there any advantages related to suction? Can dust collectors ...
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Why and when should I wear a dust mask?

I'm a handy man with limited woodworking projects these days. I mostly use a circular saw, jig saw, and orbital sander to make crude storage. Sometimes I cut MDF, etc. I've seen it mentioned ...
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How to calculate dust collection horse power per feed and bends

I have a 1HP dust collector that is connected to a few 90' bends and a few gates to redirect flow. It wasn't something that I thought was very long or involved many bends but it resulted in a ...
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Is PVC pipe safe to use for a dust collection system?

I'm in the early stages of designing a dust collection system for my home shop. My existing system, a dustpan and broom, is vastly inefficient for my setup, which includes a tablesaw, router table, ...
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Will this setup severely reduce the CFM from my dust collector?

Just picked up a Grizzly G8027, after previously using a small shop vac + dust deputy cyclone. I am, possibly incorrectly, assuming that I should be using both together. So I am considering running ...
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Can you use Festool dust extraction with non-Festool tools?

I'm looking into HEPA vacuums and dust extractors and I found Festool. Does anyone know whether we can attach non-Festool tools to their dust extractors?