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    Handheld router dust collection ideas

    We all have vacuum/ DC connections on our saws, jointers, planers, sanders, etc, but what do you do for your handheld routers, (other than buy a Festool )?

    I have a couple PC 690's that are my go to for most handheld use, but they can really kick out the dust. Apparently Porter Cable made a dust collector attachment for this model a few years back, but they seem to have been discontinued. I see that Rockler has an attachment for their "one plate" that looks like it would do a good job for edge routing, but doesnt address dados, veining, etc.

    Any reviews of existing products? Pics/ descriptions of your homemade solutions?

    Thanks.
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    Exclamation Re: Handheld router dust collection ideas

    I am in Florida right now at a dealer who has the PC new in the box. He said $40 plus tax if you want it.

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    Re: Handheld router dust collection ideas

    Deal! PM sent.
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    Re: Handheld router dust collection ideas

    NCWW'er at it's finest.

    1.) I post a question

    2.) 10min later Tom responds from a trade show in FLA who happens to be standing beside a dealer with the exact discontinued part I happen to be looking for.

    3.) Call Tom to exchange #'s with the dealer. Pay him over the phone. Done deal.

    Total time lapse: 15min. Amazon has nothing on us.....

    Seeing as the part was discontinued, I imagine there was a pretty good reason why - but I'm happy to give it a try. I'll be sure to post a review for those who may be interested.

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Handheld router dust collection ideas

    NCWW strikes again !

    I have the item in hand and will be making my way home on Sunday. I will be home through Thursday night.

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    Re: Handheld router dust collection ideas

    This is by no means 100% efficient, but I've used it for years and it does help. The one I actually use is dirtier than all get out!

    Always be yourself because the people that matter don't mind, and the ones who mind, don't matter.

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