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the Dust Collector conveniently near the power equipment.
Connect the hose(s) to the 3-way inlet and to the dust chute(s)
on power equipment. See Figure
25-5 for the various hose connection points.
Hose Airflow (2-1/2" x 8' Size)
= Cubic feet per minute.
plug caps onto the inlet plugs. Then place an inlet plug assembly
in any inlet not being used. These plugs help to muffle noise
and slightly increase the suction power. If you desire, you
can leave inlets open to help filter dust from the air.
that all materials picked up pass through the blower. While
the fan will not be damaged by small scraps which you may
occasionally pick up, don't make a practice of picking up
scraps. They will pass through the fan and be struck at high
velocity by the fan blades and flung against the blower fan
housing with a loud noise. In some instances, large scraps
could even become jammed in the fan.
Dust Collector is attached to woodworking equipment by the
hoses, there is no occasion for large scraps to be sucked
into the blower. However, when sweeping the floor and cleaning
up, pick up large wood scraps before you use the dust
collector. Caution: Do not sweep into the Dust Collector
scraps or solid objects the ske (or larger) of those shown
below. They may damage or jam the fan.
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