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post #1 of 12 Old 03-02-2009, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ode to my Dust Collector

Ode to my Dust Collector



O my hidden tool
So ugly and loud
you run in another room
non stop and so proud

You gobble my mess
You keep my floor clean
and forgive my stress
so my talents can gleam

Your not a saw
sander, or nail gun
but without you with me
this hobby would not be fun.




THANK YOU DUST COLLECTOR...........
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That's one way to look at it. I think you may be spending a little too much time with your tools. Are you the guy that strokes his tools while in the shop?

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Nah, not me, I got to put the DC up there on the most important tool list, maybe not as the most important as others but most appreciated.

My first project in woodworking was done with just normal tools, contractors saw, router and circular saw, in the middle of the winter in my garage. The mess was horrible, I would guess 2" of sawdust on the floor at completion. My current project is about the same size and the other night it took a couple sweeps of the broom to get any residual saw dust and cigarette butts (yes I know I need to quit) up off the floor.

I just appreciate how much cleaner it keeps things in my shop, keeping my focus on the job at hand..........
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hahaha genius!!
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Nate, I am not going to take up the smoking / not smoking thing. You are a grown boy and can make up your own mind. But I would encourage you to not smoke in the shop. A member of another forum I frequent burned his shop up last year with what he thought were burnt out tappings from his pipe. I would suggest smoking somewhere other than the shop...

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A member of another forum I frequent burned his shop up last year with what he thought were burnt out tappings from his pipe.

You know your probably right, the one upside to burning my shop down is it would finally give me an excuse to build a new one......
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You know your probably right, the one upside to burning my shop down is it would finally give me an excuse to build a new one......
Is it attached to your house? Or do you want a new home too?

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Nate, That was ment to be a joke. I would agree with you on how easy a DC makes clean up. I don't have one yet and deal with the saw dust all the time. A DC is the next tool on the HAVE to have list. I get tired of cleaning the mess all the time. Here lately I have just left the saw dust on the floor. I am up to about 2 inches worth all over.

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Nah, its detached, and always 10' short in either direction. The true solution is to quite smoking, stupid addiction.



AZ, I got yah, and hear you on the 2" of sawdust, man that gets frustrating. When you get one, get at least one stretch of clear hose, too cool to watch the planer work and send it right down the tube. You ask me a planer and dust collector ought to come as a combo package.
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I agree totally, we'll see how things roll, I may get on this summer if I can swing it. I have been looking at the Powermatic PM 1300, its a little spendy though.

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Whew, man, if your going to spend ~$800 bucks I would invest in a cyclone. NIGHT AND DAY difference in maintenance and ease of use. Just a thought.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/1-1-...ollector/G0443
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A poet in our midst. Who woulda thunk. Good words though.

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