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Offline woody

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Better dust collection on 1400 for dado's
« on: October 07, 2008, 01:53 AM »
I love my 1400, and since i have a big MFT, I do all of my carcass dado's on it.  If you have ever done dado's on the MFT with a router, then you know how sometimes the dust will shoot out of the dado back at you.  Even though i use the bigger hose with the ct22, i still have some chips that fly back.  Well i came up with this simple dust collection aid and it has really helped the dust collection quite a bit.  Check it out!


Here's the bracket that holds the aid(you'll see where I'm going)
http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/userpics/normal_FOG_pictures_009.jpg

Here's the rubber flap on the bracket
http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/userpics/normal_FOG_pictures_010.jpg

Here's how it works
http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/userpics/normal_FOG_pictures_012.jpg
http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/userpics/normal_FOG_pictures_013.jpg
http://www.festoolownersgroup.com/CoppermineMain/albums/userpics/normal_FOG_pictures_014.jpg

It works quite well, and it may seem like a little thing, but after doing dado's all day, I noticed a big difference compaired to the time when i didn't have it.  Thanks for looking!

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Offline daves1996

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Re: Better dust collection on 1400 for dado's
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2008, 03:45 PM »
Very clever!
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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Better dust collection on 1400 for dado's
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2008, 11:41 PM »
Woody,

Great idea, and implementation.

Please provide us more details on this accessory.  Did you have to fabricate the bracket?  If so, what did you start with and how did you make it?  I know next to nothing about fabricating with metals.

What did you start with to make the flexible flap/deflector member?  A piece of a rubber innertube?

Recently I was routing several ~3 inch wide stopped dados on some drawer sides (to recess slightly the metal extension slides), using a straight bit with a bushing and a Festool MFS as a template.  Many of the chips were not captured and flew back toward me.  I thought of stuffing a piece of resilient foam under the edge of the router base to block the chips and force them to be sucked up through the DC nozzle, but did not have any foam available to try out this idea.

Thanks in advance for sharing.

Dave R.
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Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Better dust collection on 1400 for dado's
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 09:55 PM »
I just watched Festool Live OF 1010 and Sedge showed the trick for this ... you begin the dado an inch or so from the beginning which acts like a dam and prevents chips from ejecting towards you.  Afterwards you move the router backwards to suck up all the chips and finally finish the piece you left in the beginning for minimal dust/chips.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Better dust collection on 1400 for dado's
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2020, 04:16 PM »
I just watched Festool Live OF 1010 and Sedge showed the trick for this ... you begin the dado an inch or so from the beginning which acts like a dam and prevents chips from ejecting towards you.  Afterwards you move the router backwards to suck up all the chips and finally finish the piece you left in the beginning for minimal dust/chips.

I accidentally discovered this a few years ago from doing stopped dados, where they were stopped on both ends. I did see it on Festool Live Friday when I got home from work this week too.
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