Dust Right - A New Answer for Small Shops
posted on August 8, 2008 by Rockler

dust right systemOver the past several years, woodworkers in greater and greater numbers have started taking woodshop dust control seriously. As this new health and safety awareness has spread, we’ve seen the demand for dust collectors and dust collection equipment grow exponentially. To keep up, we’ve greatly expanded our selection of dust containment tools, adding everything from a range of dust collectors to specialized dust ports and fittings.

In doing so we’ve paid special attention to our core constituents - hobbyists and small-shop owners who may not have the need (or funds) to call in a consultant and set up an industrial-class system. In keeping with that, we’re proud to introduce Dust Right™, a new system of integrated components that we think has the potential to revolutionize dust control in shops on the more compact end of the spectrum.

The Dust Right system is really about appropriate dust collection. In a one or two-person shop, hooking up dedicated dust collection to every single tool on the floor and powering the system with a giant cyclone can be a cumbersome, expensive and unnecessary enterprise. With the ever-broadening variety of small to intermediately-sized portable dust collectors available, moving portable dust collection from tool to tool is now the most sensible solution in a great many cases.

Dust Right master system dust collection kitThe Dust Right system, with its easy-to-attach tool ports and quick-connect fittings, is designed to make tool-to-tool portable dust collection as efficient and hassle-free as possible. Beyond that, the Dust Right system lets you harness the air and debris moving capacity of your dust collector for use in cleaning up the floor, your bench top, and any out of the way crevice in your shop. With its easy-to-connect floor sweeps and bench nozzles, large port sizes, 4” diameter wand and dust collector-class air volume, the Dust Right system will make piles of shavings and debris that would choke even the best shop vacuum disappear in an instant.

We’re excited about the Dust Right system, and about the way we expect it to interface with both the needs of the weekend woodworker and the equipment already out there in countless shops. And we’re not stopping there. In the near future, look for other small shop solutions, like an affordable wall-mount dust collector designed to maximize precious shop space. In the mean time, to help you see how much sense this all makes, here’s more on the Dust Right system (from a recent press release):

 

The new Dust Right™ accessories center around a hard plastic handle component that connects to 4" hose, linking it to the dust collector. The handle/hose assembly then fits over the other Dust Right accessories (including attachments for cleaning floors, benchtops, and more) to eliminate dust — instead of simply pushing it around — and fully utilize the dust-collection systems most woodworkers already own.

“When you put a 3/4 or one-horsepower system behind 4" hose and these wide accessories,” said Dan Banasik, a Rockler product developer, “the volume of air-flow is so much greater than anything a shop vac can generate—it's really amazing. Dust just disappears.”

rockler dust right tool portIn addition to strong suction, the Dust Right accessories provide unprecedented convenience. Just slide the handle over the Extension Wand and Floor-Sweep to clean floors in seconds. Connect the Bench Nozzle and make quick-work of messy surfaces. And with Tool Ports attached directly to table saws, jointers and other power tools, controlling dust while working is as easy as moving the handle from tool to tool. Plus, when you’re not using them, the accessories stay out the way on wall-mounted spring clips.

“This system allows you to clean your shop so easily, and in so little time that it stops being a hassle,” said Banasik, “It’s even kind of fun.”

posted on August 8, 2008 by Rockler
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4 thoughts on “Dust Right - A New Answer for Small Shops”

  • Zaphod

    Problem with this system is the 30 micron filter; the smallest and most damaging particulates are not captured. Most current dust bags are at least 5 microns if not 1 micron. Should be marketed as a chip collector, not a dust collector. Would be acceptable for planer chips, but not fine sanding or cutting dust.

  • Rockler Blog Team
    Rockler Blog Team April 6, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Thanks for the comment - that's a valid point. The nomenclature in dust collection can be confusing – is it really a dust collector, or “just” a chip collector? The 30 micron bag, which comes standard with the wall mount unit, assumes other fine dust measures, such as air filtration, ventilation, dust masks, etc. It’s important to understand that truly ridding a woodshop of fine dust is almost impossible to accomplish with a dust collector alone. But a fine particle bag can help, and we do offer a 5 micron replacement filter bag as an accessory in the Wall Mount Dust Collector offer (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=21255).

  • PAUL NETTLAND

    i WAS DRAWN TO THIS SITE AFTER SEEING AN ARTICLE IN "SHOP NOTES"VOL.19, ISSUE 109. THEY DISCRIBED A COLLECTION SYSTEM USING AN ONEIDA CYCLONE KIT BEING SOLD BY ROCKLER. I WAS ATTRACTED TO THIS BY IT'S SIMPLICITY AND BEING INEXPENSIVE. YOU DON'T LIST THIS BRAND ONLINE, ANY SUGGESTIONS? Paul

  • Howard Williamson
    Howard Williamson December 3, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Although I have yet to install it, I have most of the parts for a dust collection system for my garage / sometimes shop area. I happen to have a 3 ft overhang on my roof, so I will mount my dust collector outside so that any particles that make it through the bag will be simply blown over my adjacent garden - adding a little more organic material to the soil. I will add a semi permanent additional roof and some hinged walls to prevent direct precipitation from the unit. Only drawback will be in the winter when make up cold air will be drawn into the shop. BUT, since it won't be running continuously, only when equipment is running or I'm cleaning up, I consider that a small price to pay.

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