This is my solution for dust collection when using the CNC Shark. If a more detailed explanation is wanted, you can go to CNCzone.com and search under Shark CNC. I have posted more pictures and directions there.
Editor's Note: Please be aware of two issues that may arise from this arrangement - first, we do know of at least one instance where a dust hose connected to a Shark was responsible for repeatedly damaging one of the stepper motors; static charge building up on the outside of the hose was discharging to the motor and/or motor cabling. Second, any additional weight added to the head may throw the bit axis off of vertical, affecting cut accuracy; and the additional torque from the weight may also cause undue wear on the Shark itself. The farther the weight is from the gantry guide rods, the more torque will be exerted, and the risk becomes greater.
(We have contacted Bob and alerted him to these possible risks).
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