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.
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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.
You keep making quality videos like this one, the sponsors won’t ignore you for long.
What random orbital sander do you use? You said you had one that is good for dust
Deadpan fun and informative. Keep the videos coming!
Very informative AND entertaining 😊😊😊
Regards from Perth, Australia
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!
Hilarious and helpful!
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
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.
What a great vid! Entertaining and answers all the questions I had. Subscribed!
Adam Driver for sure
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
I truly enjoy your work and videos.
would the extended length of the hose put extra strain on the shop vacs motor?
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.
Excellent information. Thanks.
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?
Thanks for the video. Very informative.
Duct taping a filter to a box fan….🤔…… You my friend have a new subscriber 👍
First time seeing your videos, but the "Go America" bit cracked me up and was enough to get me to subscribe. Good stuff.
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.
"that went a lot further then i thought it would" when he tossed the blast gate. at least it was good for somethin
Heh heh “I wanna clear the air…” btw awesome, informative video for a newbie such as myself.
Clear the air. 😂
Great information. I enjoyed the humor too.
I’ve watched a few of your videos. This is the one that made me subscribe. Great content. Thanks!
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 👍
Great video…..A bit off subject but your eyes blink weirdly 😂
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leakage: well, I got a beard… so…
I just subscribed love your videos
“And look how big that chainsaw is”
I love your videos! Very informative and to the point. Thank you!!!
wait wait, what is the difference between the swing-arm thingy 5:46 and this setup 9:37? isnt it basically the same thing?
Concise and intelligent. Also laughed out loud several times! Thank you! Looking now for your affiliate links!
Did anyone else’s butt cheeks clench when he sat on his table saw? No? Just me?
Saw some of your videos this one made me subscribe! Thanks for the info especially for me newbies!
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
I love the boom arm idea, brilliant! Any chance you’d share the details on the build? Thanks
I just upgraded my shop vac to an actual Dust collector, should I keep the cyclone or run it directly for added power??
love the boom arm for dust collection/extraction. do you have a build video on that?
That was a great video, new subscriber excited for more!!
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.
At 2:36, it’s a much more general rule that you may think first.
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.
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!
You had me at Screwbaca subbed
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.
Great video, thanks for the info