CNC router dust collection

I’ve had a CNC router for over two years now, but it never had dust collection.  I decided it was time to do something about that, so I made a a quick prototype dust hood from some scrap plywood, just to test the concept:


Turns out this one worked surprisingly well, working on the concept of having nowhere for the dust to escape except into the hose.  Much as I liked how it kept the dust contained, I hated the way it completely blocked the view of the bit, making it nearly impossible to line the bit up with a mark, or the corner of a workpiece.  I was initially planning to make a new one exactly the same, except replace the curved piece of wood with clear plastic.  Then I got the idea to angle the port to the side, allowing the hose to be nicely out of the way.  Have a look at the video below to see how it was made:

As always, I’ve made the Sketchup model available to you for free, and you can get it by clicking the download link below.  This model also contains the clamping table and clamps that I showed in this video.

Download: CNC dust

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