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How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

Kidbuilder
Junior Contributor

How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

The belt and disc sander has no dust collection port. Best way to collect it?? Any ideas will be appreciated. 

Noyade
Super Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

Hi Kidbuilder.

Any chance of a photo of your sanders?

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Kidbuilder
Junior Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

@Noyade 

 

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 sorry this is the only photo I am away at the moment

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Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

Thanks for the photo @Kidbuilder and welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's good to have you with us.

 

Normally I would ask the ever-knowledgable @MitchellMc to assist, but he is taking a well-earned break at the moment. 

 

Let me tag some other very helpful members who might like to join @Noyade in assisting you with ideas: @JDE, @TedBear, @Brad, @woodenwookie, @kel, @Razzer, @Poppop

 

Feel free to post anytime you have something to share with the community or need a hand with a project. We're here to help.

 

Jason

 

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Kidbuilder
Junior Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

Thanks Jason

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TedBear
Valued Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

It looks like a bit of metal or plastic work may be required. 

Here is a Youtube link to one that is similar but has a dust collection system on it.

 

Maybe you can use that as an inspiration for ideas on how to design and make a free-standing unit for yours. 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgitsNqD2OI

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Kidbuilder
Junior Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

Thank you I got a few ideas 

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Noyade
Super Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

No port at the bottom of the belt?

 

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Kidbuilder
Junior Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

No there is not I am pretty sure but how would it collect the dust from the disc part???

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Noyade
Super Contributor

Re: How to collect dust from belt and disc sander

There are two ports in the image above. Your machine has no shroud around the vertical disc - so that's a problem in itself. I was just hoping there may be a port under the belt. Clearly there isn't - and you've read the manual. :smile:

So we need to design and make something....

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