I’m brand spanking new to this. My question is related to dust collection requirements. I did purchase the collection system with my machine. I will be getting a shop vac. What is big enough, and at what point is it over kill?
Some of my parts were back ordered, so I didn’t even begin building yet. I live by myself, and have an upper level to my house that has just one bedroom (currently empty), and then attic space.The two rooms are separated by a thin wall. Not a standard 2"x4" wall.
My plan is to maintain the shop vac in the attic side, and just cut a 3" hole in the wall to run the hose through. In addition to that, I will have a padded enclosure for the vac to cut down on the noise.
So how much dust is created? I’m speaking specifically of the finer dust that floats around, not the large chunks. I realize a lot has to do with what I’m cutting, and how much of it, but just in general. Am I over thinking this? I considered creating a box type structure above the table, surrounded by plexiglass and then connect the hose to that box. It would be sealed, and the “ceiling” above the router area would be perforated to create suction within the plexiglass container.
Is that too much? I just don’t want to suddenly have severe dust issues in my house.
Any advice, knowledge or general smartassery comments are welcome.