DUST COLLECTION – Basics and Setup – Woodworking

DUST COLLECTION – Basics and Setup – Woodworking

The most confusing topic when you’re getting started woodworking is dust collection. There is a lot of conflicting information but I will break down the dust collection basics and exactly what I use in my small woodworking shop.

My Etsy Shop – https://www.etsy.com/shop/LincolnStWoodworks?ref=seller-platform-mcnav

RZ Mask – https://amzn.to/3xQxGUG

Shop Vac – https://amzn.to/3iL11vk

Cyclone Separator – https://amzn.to/3fYlwTJ

Extractor – https://amzn.to/2VTiF7a

Rigid Hose – https://amzn.to/3iIj4lU

Green Hose on Boom Arm – https://amzn.to/3CQxoAM

Dust Collector – https://amzn.to/3m8GQdb

4″ Flex Cuff – https://amzn.to/2UfnOpK

4″ Blast Gate – https://amzn.to/2VVL8cT

4″ Pipe Clamps – https://amzn.to/3jTg5GO

4″ Flex Hose – https://amzn.to/3seOXpv

Izzy Swan Quick Lox – https://www.izzyswan.com/Store/QuickLox-4-Inch-Starter-Kit-p279858043

My Sander – https://amzn.to/37Osi9T

Rockler Hose Kit – https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-flexiport-power-tool-hose-kit-12-fixed-length


  1. Scott Bitz on May 14, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I’ve been thinking about a dust extractor installed in the corner of my garage as my side yard is starting to look like a woodchip waste dump site from my planer and your idea with the quck connect flex house definitely peaks my interest! I don’t really have to worry about the fine dust settling anywhere and wear a mask when I’m sanding, but it’d definitely be nicer on the yard, throat, and eyes on days when the wind isn’t blowing as strong.

  2. Chris Dutch on May 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    You keep making quality videos like this one, the sponsors won’t ignore you for long.

  3. Matthew Schmidt on May 14, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    What random orbital sander do you use? You said you had one that is good for dust

  4. Philippe Elsass on May 14, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Deadpan fun and informative. Keep the videos coming!

  5. Steve Campbell on May 14, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Very informative AND entertaining 😊😊😊
    Regards from Perth, Australia

  6. Crispy Bacon on May 14, 2022 at 7:28 pm

    I was going to reach out today about the dust in my shop and I stumbled on this vid. I’ve spent a lot of money on dust collection and I still end up with a layer of dust all over the shop. Watching lots of YT vids, everyone’s shop is spotless and I thought I’d been doing something drastically wrong. I’ve identified some spots for improvement, but I’m relieved to hear that the =spotless= appearance is thanks to a leaf blower.

    I find your vids very informative and easy to watch. I find your delivery to have the right balance humor and seriousness, neither of them are over the top. I just sub’d. Thank you and keep up the good work!

  7. Erik Lindgren on May 14, 2022 at 7:29 pm

    Hilarious and helpful!

  8. Mark Evans on May 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Is Izzy Swan still in business? I like the 4" plates but no new products like was was mentioned – the 2" or 2.5" tool plates. No contact info on the website and the FB page is no-op

  9. Eric Rudawski on May 14, 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks for the content!
    Wondering if you have a recommendation for small shop air compression?
    I think you had mentioned yours in a previous video but can’t find it again.

  10. John Humphreys on May 14, 2022 at 7:31 pm

    What a great vid! Entertaining and answers all the questions I had. Subscribed!

  11. Ben Zheng on May 14, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Adam Driver for sure

  12. esigman1 on May 14, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Since you have a shop vac, dust collector, and dust extractor you can use them to clean each other’s filters. I have been working off of the same shop vac filter for years by cleaning the filter of one vacuum with another

  13. indulge yourself on May 14, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    I truly enjoy your work and videos.

  14. Mr. T. R. Ace on May 14, 2022 at 7:39 pm

    Great video!
    would the extended length of the hose put extra strain on the shop vacs motor?

  15. Jim Rhee on May 14, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I don’t know any home hobbyists or guys with their DIY shops who are suffering from DIY particle emphysema. In fact, I know none but they may be out their. There may be some such individuals who have spent a career of 9-5 7dyas a week who have particle emphysema but I don’t know any of them either. You would have to convince me with the numbers like what are the ratio of DIYers who have emphysema vice the long term professionals who have emphysema vice the general population who have emphysema. I think that’s the only way the dust dangers argument can be rationalized.

  16. Stephen Woods on May 14, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    Excellent information. Thanks.

  17. DYMO on May 14, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Ohh wow , I love your death Star behind you!!! It’s beautiful!
    is that the shelving unit?
    Have you done it yourself and maybe can share some details about it?

  18. Adam Gatzemeier on May 14, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks for the video. Very informative.

  19. Bamaboy352 on May 14, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Duct taping a filter to a box fan….🤔…… You my friend have a new subscriber 👍

  20. Joshua Renick on May 14, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    First time seeing your videos, but the "Go America" bit cracked me up and was enough to get me to subscribe. Good stuff.

  21. chefhugo2017 on May 14, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Nice video. Off subject question, what’s the cheapest table saw for making kitchen cabinets? I looked up yours and it’s 3k. I want to build my own cabinets but not sure if i want to fork over that kind of cash. I bought a portable rigid for 350$ bucks but I’m starting to think it may not be as accurate as I need it to be. Thanks.

  22. BeanDiino Gaming on May 14, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    "that went a lot further then i thought it would" when he tossed the blast gate. at least it was good for somethin

  23. Karen Brooks on May 14, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    Heh heh “I wanna clear the air…” btw awesome, informative video for a newbie such as myself.

  24. Jason Williams on May 14, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Clear the air. 😂

  25. Lisa N. on May 14, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Great information. I enjoyed the humor too.

  26. Mark Schamel on May 14, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve watched a few of your videos. This is the one that made me subscribe. Great content. Thanks!

  27. Matthew Jason on May 14, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Great video. Sad to say but your always going to have trolls. Just do what Cam does over at Black Tail and delete and block them. Good job 👍

  28. Bertsbug on May 14, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Great video…..A bit off subject but your eyes blink weirdly 😂

  29. Lincoln St. Woodworks on May 14, 2022 at 7:57 pm

    Support the channel by visiting my Etsy Shop and using affiliate links in the video description. Do it – and I’ll keep making videos.


  30. Darrin K on May 14, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    leakage: well, I got a beard… so…

  31. David Mix on May 14, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    I just subscribed love your videos

  32. Jesus Bejar on May 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    “And look how big that chainsaw is”

  33. Mar-D on May 14, 2022 at 8:01 pm

    I love your videos! Very informative and to the point. Thank you!!!

  34. slave No. 4028 on May 14, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    wait wait, what is the difference between the swing-arm thingy 5:46 and this setup 9:37? isnt it basically the same thing?

  35. Katie Apker on May 14, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Concise and intelligent. Also laughed out loud several times! Thank you! Looking now for your affiliate links!

  36. Yaroslav Broda on May 14, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    Did anyone else’s butt cheeks clench when he sat on his table saw? No? Just me?

  37. UNBOX BURRITO on May 14, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Saw some of your videos this one made me subscribe! Thanks for the info especially for me newbies!

  38. Scotty Rosencrance on May 14, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    I can’t believe anyone had harsh words for you. You are brilliant kind sir. Everything about your info and presentation are par with the best. Be proud. And know this with assurance. When someone is saying something hurtful, they are hurting bad inside or feeling so guilty they can’t stand themselves. Keep doing what you doing!
    (I think that entire friendly rant was me speaking to me. As I’ve got most things ready and I am about to dive headfirst into selling porch signs and use social media, I have to remember that this is the truth!)
    Seriously man, your future is exponentializing every time your present yourself. Keep rocking it and leading me into greatness! We’ve got this

  39. Scott on May 14, 2022 at 8:06 pm


  40. Michael McKenney on May 14, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    I love the boom arm idea, brilliant! Any chance you’d share the details on the build? Thanks

  41. Joseph Romero on May 14, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I just upgraded my shop vac to an actual Dust collector, should I keep the cyclone or run it directly for added power??

  42. Matthew Ducret on May 14, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    love the boom arm for dust collection/extraction. do you have a build video on that?

  43. Kayla Hage on May 14, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    That was a great video, new subscriber excited for more!!

  44. NOYBEESWAX on May 14, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    Okay. When you’re talking large chips, dust collection is (mostly) about cleanliness. When your talking ‘fine dust particles,’ you’re talking health.

    Okay so, baring that in mind. Are you wearing a N95 or P100 filter all day everyday when you’re out in the world? No, right? Unless you’re a looney!

    So construction sites, guys cutting stone for interlock, most any other dust making industry you can think of finds it’s way outside if it isn’t already outside. Take your own example, you collect as much dust as you can, but then once a month blow fine dust out of the shop into the outside.

    So, why not just do what your doing anyway. Have your cyclonic and other collectors do the majority of their work, and then ‘if possible,’ have vents or fans taking the fine dust outside.

    When your talking parts per million, from your little shop, if it goes out into the open it’s not killing anyone anymore than what goes on outside anyway…again, construction, road works, industrial job sites.

    Anyway, good video. I’m going to hook up a cyclonic dust collector, and also have a 1200 CFM fan sucking air out of the shop up a stack to a whirlybird roof cyclone and bobs your uncle…also still going to be wearing a mask.

  45. Un Perrier on May 14, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    At 2:36, it’s a much more general rule that you may think first.

  46. Greg S on May 14, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Do you have any idea of where to find info about just venting everything outside? Can I get a harbor freight type unit and set up inside and just have all dust and chips blown outside? I have an unconditioned garage that I use spring to fall. Heat lose is not an issue. Neither are neighbors. I’m in a rural area and neighbors are 1/4 mile away. Thanks.

  47. Four Oaks Crafts on May 14, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    Thanks for all these wonderful tips on controlling dust. I use just about all of them although not as efficiently as your setup. Your video has given me some great ideas on how to improve my setup. For air filtration, I went with the $20 box fan idea. I started by attaching the filter with duct tape, But I found some cheap L brackets from Home Depot, screwed those to the back and now I can just slide the filter in and out. It does work because you can start to see dust collecting on the filter. I also like the idea of wearing a smock or bib so I don’t carry wood dust and chips into the house. And I try to always shower after being in the shop all day. It definitely helps with my sinuses. Thanks again for putting this video together. Excellent job!

  48. Needs Tacos on May 14, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    You had me at Screwbaca subbed

  49. Another Amazing Production on May 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    I used your link to purchase the dust extractor. They advertised the CT MIDI but sent a CT15. Charged me $695 for an extractor that retails for $395. I don’t think you want to be associated with this type of business practice.

    They don’t answer their phone either. I am in the process of returning it.

  50. Tasha Palmer on May 14, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Great video, thanks for the info