It's been awhile since your original post and I see you have a solution. But just fyi... I've got a DW618 and I've used straight bits to cut 3/4" dados in MDF. It's... a mess. Though it's true the dust collection with the plunge attachment does a pretty good job of collection. I'm not sure if it's 95%. I don't know if I'd call it 80% or 90%, but I would say it does do an amazing job compared to nothing. MDF just puts garbage everywhere.I need opinions on the Dewalt DW618 router dust collection abilities. I have a Festool CT26 I can connect it to. Under product description Dewalt claims "Integral through-the-column dust collection collects 95 percent of the dust and provides superior bit visibility"
Sounds great but does anyone have any experience with it that backs this up? I will be using it for making dados in 3/4" MDF and plywood using a Festool MFT with guide rail.
Now it's important to understand I had this hooked up to a 4 gal Ridgid vac, which does ok, but isn't hardly the most powerful of collections systems out there.