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Re: Dust Collection for Router Table

Ray Newman
From what I have read and been told and have no idea if this true or not.
--A router pulls in cooling air from its top and exhausts it at the bit.
--If the dust collection hook-up is on the cabinet bottom, the router can/will be starved for cooling air.
-- Better to have the dust collection hook-up slightly below table top level and leave a gap on the bottom of the router cabinet door (if there is one) to pull in cooling air as the dust collection extracts it and the chips.

As others said and I have observed, fence dust collection works very well. Biggest issue for me is dust and chips when running a groove.

Have also found that that blowing out the router with compressed air helps keep the "innards" clean. Just blow down from the top so the dust exists at the chuck.

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