fact, "dust collection" is really somewhat of a misnomer.
"Dust collectors" are actually collecting mostly wood chips and
particles. The dust, for the most part, winds up in the air. To protect
yourself from that dangerous airborne wood dust, you either need to wear a
respirator/mask or, for the highest degree of safety, use an Air Cleaner
as part of your dust collection process. One of the best is the #24770
JET AFS-1000 Air Filtration System. This high-quality system features
an electrostatic filter which removes 98% of all particles five microns in
size. This technology also removes micro-particles of smokes, viruses,
bacteria, and fine dust at the rate of 25 times more effectively than an
ordinary home furnace filter. And it cleans and circulates the air in a 20
x 20 x 8 shop in under five minutes!
Fittings and Accessories:
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has everything you need to set up a
complete, thorough, and efficient dust collection system.
Dust Collector Starter Kit - #68665
Custom build your own two-machine dust collection system! 22-piece kit
includes two elbows, two Y-fittings, two metal blast gates and sixteen
4" wire hose clamps.
Y-fittings are used to service more
than one machine and provide increased lateral air flow. All 4"
diameter fittings are manufactured from abrasion-resistant plastic.
4" hose sold separately. Whenever using plastic hose and fittings, we
recommend grounding the system to eliminate static electricity.