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Importance of Efficient Dust Collection
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Portable Use
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Cleaning the Filter Hood
Clearing the Air

Tip #9
Dust Collector
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Portable Use

Position 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.

Flexible Hose Airflow (2-1/2" x 8' Size)
No. Used
Airflow (CFM)
100 Each
95 Each
CFM = Cubic feet per minute.

Push the 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.

Remember 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.

When the 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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