Title pretty much says it all. I am going to hook my massive (2500 CFM Clearvue MAX cyclone) dust collector onto my Carvey. Way, way overkill. I may end up just running our big shopvac instead. Anyway, point is, I want to cut a 4" hole in the Carvey enclosure. I’m thinking about either in the top clear plastic, or in the back towards the bottom, where it appears to be just sheet metal.
The top has its advantages: very easy to drill, no 90* angle to connect to ceiling mounted ducting. But it also will look kinda nasty, and will draw air/dust up past the motor. It also will have to move when I open the lid.
The back will be more hidden, and will draw air/dust away from the motor. I just need to make sure there’s nothing I’m going to be ‘hitting’ as I make the cut! It seems like its just metal, but I sure hope I’m right!