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Offline Jeff Zanin

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Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« on: July 25, 2013, 06:48 PM »
If you observe poor dust collection when using a dust extractor that can connect to more than one hose (e.g. a 27mm on a boom arm and a 36mm for the cleaning kit), check to ensure the hose you are using is in fact connected to the dust extractor, instead of dangling in space while the other hose sucks with all its might at nothing.

Make this check before changing the dust collector bag, adjusting the suction, resetting the breaker, cursing the tool, etc. etc. etc.

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Offline David Gibson

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 06:56 PM »
That is funny  [laughing]

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Offline PeterK

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 08:13 PM »
Been there, done exactly that!
 [doh]

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 08:19 PM »
Man, can I relate to that...   [embarassed]

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Offline Bikeboy80

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 10:04 PM »
Same goes if you have the blastgate installed....make sure it is open! [embarassed]
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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2013, 01:40 AM »
Words of wisdom!

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2013, 07:54 AM »
I can so relate to this.

Last Friday fortnight -

"Why is there so much dust on the floor? ", says she.

"Oh the vacuum hose has fallen off the DX93."

 Sanding can be so   h y p n o t i c !! [eek]
« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 07:57 AM by Stephen B »

Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2013, 04:54 PM »
Been there and done that many times!
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Important Tip for Dust Extractor Users
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2013, 06:22 PM »
See that hose connection point?  It is about 7' up and a few feet behind me when I am working.  The peg board hook is where the vac end of the D27 hangs when the D36 is in use.  The first sign of forgetting to reconnect the D27 is usually when it starts snowing on me.  [huh]   ::)   Makes a nice little saw dust geyser  [mad]



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