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Thread: Porter Cable Router exhaust

  1. #1
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    Default Porter Cable Router exhaust

    Does anyone know if Shopbot still makes that black cover that went over the Porter Cable router exhaust openings that redirected it up instead of straight down onto the table??? TIA

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    Default 5 or 6 inch "Frisbees"

    If you can find one of those small 5 or 6 inch "Frisbees" you can make one.

    Attach it to the router with the use of three strands of very light chain attached to a ring of chain above.
    The decimal point seems to be the most important on the z axis... x & y not so much....
    ShopBot... Where even the scraps and things you mess up and throw away are cool....

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    A coffee can lid works just as well

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    Plus 1 on coffee can lid. Make 3 holes to match the 3 screws and use same screws.

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    I used a deli container on my Porter Cable. In addition to the hole for the collet coupling I cut holes for the 3 screw that pass through the deli container into the unit.


    I used the container even though it was past its expiration date with no problems.

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    Do you use it like that all the time or do you use it with the dust foot???

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    It worked fine with the dust foot.

    I've since moved on to an ATC spindle.
    - Randall Newcomb
    10 fingers in, 10 fingers out
    another good day in the shop

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