In part four of this Ultimat Mobile Workbench series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build dust collection for a workbench.
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Because my mobile workbench with a built-in table saw is centered as an island in my shop, it’s difficult to connect and disconnect it from a main dust collection unit. For this reason, in today’s video, I’m showing how I assembled a basic dust collection setup using a shop vac and install it inside the bench.
As a quick disclaimer, know that every dust collection setup will look different depending on your needs and budget. Before you get started, you should note that retailers carry different versions of the same type of hose and fittings, and not all are compatible even though they all say 2½-inch, so attempt to purchase items from the same brand or plan on some trial and error.
For a cut list and steps go to the This Old House website [https://www.thisoldhouse.com/e/22200186].
Cost: $208 + Vac (or $308 total)
Time: 2 hours
Skill level: Easy
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Note: On one branch I show a cheaper hose I bought on Amazon. After testing its performance, I’ve upgraded it to the same hose (the FlexiPort Power Tool Hose Kit) I used on the table saw’s blade guard.
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(1) 5-gallon bucket [https://thd.co/33WBgQR]
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(2) 2 ½-inch y-connection dust fitting [https://amzn.to/2RXhD88]
(3) 2 ½” flexible coupling with hose clamps [https://amzn.to/3eJLmdV]
(1) 2 ½” to 2 ¼” conversion port [https://amzn.to/3ydW0kE]
(2) 2 ½” blast gate [https://amzn.to/2RlEg6v]
(2) 1-inch power tool hose [https://amzn.to/2RQxJAA]
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