Does Your Woodshop Need a Dust Collection System? Well if your wood shop has more than just smaller tools then you definitely need a stronger and more powerful dust collection system. With that in mind then let’s look at some of the considerations that you should look at for your woodwork dust collectors as there are so many options out there. Don’t be afraid to spend a little bit of money on these systems as it will end up saving you a lot of aggravation in the long run. Remember that it is all about the quality of your work that you do not want to compromise.
There are many different types of dust collection systems, but the most common ones are the table saw dust collectors. The reasons that people choose these are pretty obvious, they are much easier to get to and less bulky then the industrial type. If you are still using an old table saw that needs a dust collector then you might find that it is a good idea to go with this as it will take care of that for you. I would still recommend going for one of these even if you have a new saw in your wood shop.
Another popular wood shop dust collection system is the canister vacuum cleaner. These typically cost a little bit more money than the vacuum cleaner you get at your local department store, but you will also save yourself a lot of space. Now you won’t have to have a separate room just for the canister. You can also forget about buying a new table saw. The other advantage that you will have is that your dust will be contained within the canister and you won’t have to worry about a dusty mess on your table or floor.
A central collection system makes the most sense for people who have their own shop. For one thing, the dust will be centralized. There is no need for a table saw, you won’t have to worry about the dust collecting in another area and you won’t have to worry about running ducts to keep the dust away. With a central collection system all the ducting in your shop will be attached up to one large unit. You will also have less duct work to do because the ducts will be connected up into one unit.
If you are going to go with a duct system there are a couple of things that you should consider. If your shop is small like many of the wood working shops are there is no need for a fine dust collection unit. However, if your shop is larger then you may want one. One of the advantages of a duct system is that the unit can be vented to another room in the shop where there is a ventilation system that can be installed so that the fine dust is vented outside of the shop instead of back inside.
Another consideration is whether or not you want a ducted dust collector. Dust collection units can be very bulky and can make it difficult to run a dust collector at your wood shop. Some of the options you have for dust collectors include a fine dust collector 50-767 which will be placed on the floor near the sanding area. The fine dust collector 50-767 is capable of pulling out the sanding dust particles from all areas in your wood shop with ease.
The ducting option you have available for dust collection systems includes either hydrant or pipe options. The hydrant option can be installed on any ceiling located in your shop. Pipe ducting can also be installed if you don’t have a ceiling and you can install it in an open space if there is no ceiling. If you choose to use the pipe option for your ducting you will need an appropriate outlet in your shop.
There are also dust collectors that are small enough to fit on the table top. The smaller dust collectors that fit on the table top are made of acrylic. These collectors are extremely effective at collecting dust but they can’t handle peters. The peters are much smaller and are designed specifically to fit into a PVC pipe. You can purchase this type of dust collection system in many different sizes, depending on the size of your shop.