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    What is out there for decent dust collection from a handheld router?

    I cant imagine myself dropping the money for a festool anytime soon.

    Bosch offers an aftermarket dust hood for their routers but it doesn't seem like anyone is offering a router with a dust port.

    Except of course for mastercraft
    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/m...6810p.html#srp

    I am specifically looking for a fixed base router.
    I use it for template routing with a top bearing bit.

    Thanks

    Nathan
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    Re: Routers with Dust Collection

    Oneida makes a dust collection kit for routers. https://www.oneida-air.com/contracto...-accessory-kit
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      Re: Routers with Dust Collection

      Triton have a very nice built in dust port. Trick is getting the right hose.

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        Re: Routers with Dust Collection

        Originally posted by Don Burch View Post
        Triton have a very nice built in dust port. Trick is getting the right hose.
        Who sells triton?

        I went into Home Depot and they only routers they had in stock were ryobi and rigid.
        Neither had dust collection.
        I didn’t like either.

        I like to hold things in my hands before I buy them.

        Nathan

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          Re: Routers with Dust Collection

          Dewalt DWK611 has dust collection accessories available, part # DNP615 and DNP616.

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            Re: Routers with Dust Collection

            Originally posted by Kenneth View Post
            Dewalt DWK611 has dust collection accessories available, part # DNP615 and DNP616.
            Thanks
            I saw that but I am looking for a full size router.
            2hp or better.

            I am leaning towards buying the Oneida kit and retrofitting my older dewalt routers.

            Nathan

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              Re: Routers with Dust Collection

              Originally posted by nnieman View Post

              Who sells triton?

              I went into Home Depot and they only routers they had in stock were ryobi and rigid.
              Neither had dust collection.
              I didn’t like either.

              I like to hold things in my hands before I buy them.

              Nathan
              Both Home Depot and Amazon sell the products. You have to put up the money to hold one (preorder), but both companies have good return policies. Triton have some interesting safety interlocks which are a PITA in a table, but quite OK when handheld.
              Don
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                Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                I added a chip shield and a port from a bosch sander to my old dewalt router yesterday.

                Like Adam Savage says, failure is always an option.

                It really did not make any noticeable difference to the amount of dust in the air.
                The base needs to be totally enclosed for the dust extractor to be effective.

                Nathan

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                  Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                  Why not make a temporary/portable screen (spray booth)that will contain the mess. To maintain visibility, introduce air at the base.

                  Don

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                    Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                    Originally posted by Don Burch View Post
                    Why not make a temporary/portable screen (spray booth)that will contain the mess. To maintain visibility, introduce air at the base.

                    Don
                    Good qiestion!
                    My issue isnt containing the mess, it’s keeping it out of myself.
                    I have a respirator but a respirator plus ear muff plus safety glasses sucks.
                    No fun at all.

                    I have been working with several types of mahogany and reclaimed redwood lately and they are bothering my sinuses.

                    Nathan

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                      Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                      I have the Mastercraft and tried the dust hood a little while ago when I was routing a recess in a bookcase top to inlay a couple of tiles. Didn’t really catch the dust very well. It was connected to a shop vac.
                      Cheers
                      Randy

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                        Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                        Originally posted by nnieman View Post

                        Good qiestion!
                        My issue isnt containing the mess, it’s keeping it out of myself.
                        I have a respirator but a respirator plus ear muff plus safety glasses sucks.
                        No fun at all.

                        I have been working with several types of mahogany and reclaimed redwood lately and they are bothering my sinuses.

                        Nathan


                        maybe a large fan behind/beside you, blowing dust away from you.

                        pushes dust/chips in a general direction too.
                        [insert something witty here]

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                          Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                          Originally posted by nnieman View Post

                          Good qiestion!
                          My issue isnt containing the mess, it’s keeping it out of myself.
                          I have a respirator but a respirator plus ear muff plus safety glasses sucks.
                          No fun at all.

                          I have been working with several types of mahogany and reclaimed redwood lately and they are bothering my sinuses.

                          Nathan
                          How about a modified sandblasting cabinet design. A clear top, two arm holes, some good lighting and a dust collector connection. Set it over your workpiece, secure to the bench. It won’t be perfect, but might get you through this one.
                          Don

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                            Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                            I know you probably don't want to hear it, but the dust collection on festool's OF2200 is really good, especially with the accessory kit. Not for the faint of heart, though. The dust collection on their OF1010 sucks, though.

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                              Re: Routers with Dust Collection

                              Originally posted by Redneck Albertan View Post
                              Oneida makes a dust collection kit for routers. https://www.oneida-air.com/contracto...-accessory-kit
                              Don't waste your time or money. Piece of crap. It broke on the second use.
                              http://www.woodmonkey.ca

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