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Dust Right Router Table Dado Dust Chute

Award winning product captures the jet of dust that shoots out of the dado while routing—bristles extend above the table to stop dust in its tracks.

Item #
57495
Rating:
76% of 100

If you've ever routed dados on the router table, you know that the conventional dust port doesn't do much good. Since the dado itself encapsulates the router bit, the dust gets shot out of the dado sideways, well out of range of the fence port. Rockler has solved the problem with the Dado Dust Chute, a clever device that attaches to the side of your router table to capture the jet of dust before it ever hits the floor. Adjustable bristles in the Dust Chute can be raised just above the table to stop the dust as it shoots over the edge, but the bristles bend easily out of the way as you slide your workpiece across the table. Once installed, you can leave it in place, since the integral blast gate lets you close it off when not needed, and the bristles can be easily lowered if necessary.

Features:

  • Captures the dust stream that shoots out of the dado or groove while routing
  • Secondary chute catches dust that falls through fence-mounting slots in router table
  • Adjustable bristles stop dust as it shoots off the edge of the table
  • Bristles also clear debris from the routed groove without interfering with workpiece movement, and retract when not in use
  • Built-in blast gate allows you to regulate suction and close off the chute when not needed
  • Accepts 2-1/2'' dust hose
  • Mounting screws included
  • Patent pending

Note: Requires a minimum 3'' table overhang along the installation edge.

(1) Dust Right Router Table Dado Dust Chute
More Information
Brand Dust Right
Tech Spec
  • Compatible Dust Hose Diameter: 2-1/2''
  • Brush Height Range: Approximately 0'' to 1-1/2''
  • Overall Dimensions: 7-3/4''W x 6-1/2''D x 5-1/2''H
  • Minimum Table Overhang: 3''
3.8 / 5.0
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This was easy to install and now I don't have dust flying all over the shop when I use the router table to do datoes.
April 3, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A Helpful Addition to My Shop
The Dust Chute essentially is two chutes: one for the edge of the table and one for under the table. It was made for use with a router table with through-slots for the screws of the fence adjustment mechanism which leak sawdust to the floor. It also requires a table top which overlaps the table stand by several inches to allow the under-the-table chute to fit. My table has T-slots which don’t leak wood dust and don’t need the under-the-table portion of the Dust Chute. It also has a stand with a frame that is too close to the edge of the table top to attach the Dust Chute with the under-the table collection chute. My solution was to remove the under-the-table chute portion of the Dust Chute while retaining the edge-chute part that attaches to the table. I cut it to fit tightly to the stand frame so that the suction would all go to the edge chute. For safety reasons this should only be done in an upside down position (with the brushes removed) on a table saw crosscut sled with appropriate hold-downs, and the under-the counter portion needs to be supported during the cut since in this position it is not level with the main body of the Dust Chute. Nevertheless, having done this, I find it to be a worthwhile addition to my router table. It saves a lot of clean-up time by catching almost all the dust coming out of dado cuts and is out of the way when I’m making other cuts. It would be great if Rockler made one that didn’t need to be adjusted to fit on table tops such as mine. Still, well worth the price and the time.
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Added Mar 23, 2020
March 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great addition to my router system
This was the perfect answer to one of my ongoing complaints about dust collection on my router table. Great product.
March 18, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great idea collects dust with ease.
Works great on router table helps control dust. That's a plus.
March 9, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Had to modify my table a bit but looks and works great.
March 24, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
SkiNautique
A very nice unit, a little difficult to mount but with a little creativity, got-r-dun.
March 9, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dust Right Router Table Dado Dust Chute
Unfortunately Rockler only designed the chute to fit their Router table, however, with some minor modifications, I managed to get it to fit my Kreg Router table just fine. See attached photo.
Dust Chute Attached
Dust Chute Modified view 1
Dust Chute Modified view 2
March 8, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Like the unit.
Like the unit. If you have the Kreg router Table it does limit how close you can get the fence to allow the dust to hit the center of the collector.
February 16, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Didn't Fit
The Dust Chute is a great idea. I wish that I could make it work. But, after several hours, I can't find a way to use it on my Jessem router table. The end stabilizers block the Dust Chute attachment. I'll keep trying, but study the chute attachment carefully before purchase.
February 25, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cheap plastic
Very cheap plastic. Difficult to attach and difficult to adjust. I was able to get it attached to my table but it's not great. The mechanism for moving the brush up and down is very cheap plastic and difficult to use.
March 8, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Looks like a cool product to help keep the shop clean
Mark Z on Apr 4, 2020
A solution to a problem.
Donald D on Mar 24, 2020
Looks like a cool product to help keep the shop clean
Mark Z on Apr 4, 2020
Added to router table
Larry G on Mar 30, 2020
A solution to a problem.
Donald D on Mar 24, 2020
Stop a big mess
James Y on Mar 20, 2020
this looks like a solution to a problem with chip control.
J L on Mar 19, 2020
eliminate a big mess
James Y on Mar 14, 2020
Thought I would give it a try. I was actually going to build this type of device but....
Lou on Mar 11, 2020
It’s a birthday gift. He needs it.—-Jon’s wife
Jon O on Mar 10, 2020
Because I think it is a good idea and wanted one for my router table.
Wallace M on Mar 5, 2020
looks interesting
Forrest on Mar 5, 2020
Needed to help keep shop clean
Mel H on Mar 2, 2020
thought was a good idea
Keith S on Feb 28, 2020
Honestly using the router table makes a mess as we all know so the less I have to clean the better
Rudy G on Feb 8, 2020
If it works, it will save much clean-up time!
Stuart W on Jan 28, 2020
My router table always makes a mess at this target spot. Hopefully this should solve that issue.
GEORGE C on Dec 29, 2019
looks like it will work
Jimmy R D on Dec 21, 2019
I love my Rockler router table system with Jesem lift, digital readout and vacuum system. So anytime something comes out that just makes sense. why wouldn't I add it to the already well thought out system?
Jordan W on Dec 19, 2019
great solution for a common problem with router tables
james g on Nov 24, 2019
This item should prevent a lot of sawdust mess from the router
Randy S on Nov 23, 2019
Added to router table
Larry G on Mar 30, 2020
Stop a big mess
James Y on Mar 20, 2020
How do you mount it? If it has to be screwed on from under the table, then it seems to me that every time you move the router fence you will need to get under the table drill new piolet holes to move and remount it. Am I missing somthing? If this is the case it seems like a lot of hasel.
Grizz on Dec 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: you don’t need to move this. It’s supose to be down stream of the router bit. When you move your fence the router bid doesn’t move so thus you don’t have to move it. I’m hopping to get mine as soon as they’re back in stock.
I have a Bosch RA1181 router table. Is there a similar product that will attach to that table?
Robert K on Mar 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This product solved a huge problem for me by catchng about 90% of the dado sawdust produced. I believe this is a unique product, in that I've not seen another like it. It's made from plastic, but that makes it light and enables it to be secured using only 2 screws fastened from below, up into the underside of the table. Attaching it directly to an extruded aluminum table may take more effort than you want. But perhaps you could find a way to use a piece of scrap wood (½ or ⅜ in ply?) between them.
How does it attach to the router table?
Ramala on Feb 10, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I have not mounted it yet but comes with 2 screws and is mounted to the underside of the router table with these screwsEnter
Any suggestions for mounting to a Kreg router table? It does not fit.
Dannotti on Mar 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You didn't say what model of Kreg router table you have but I looked at the pictures on the Kreg site. Appears you will be hard pressed to get the collector to fit on the benchtop router table. Appears to be very little overhand to screw the collector to. On the Precision router table it appears there would be enough of the table overhang to install it. The plastic on the collector that attaches to the underside of the of the table can easily be cut/modified to fit. I do not have either of Kreg's router tables nor familiar with them. The benchtop model does not look to be easily modified to make the collector fit. Would it be possible to but spacers under the table to raise the table off the metal base so the collector could slide in? Good luck.
What connector would I need to install this to my 4" dust collector system?
Duane H on Mar 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: A 2 1/4 inch OD swivel adapter on the end of 1 1/2 inch ID hose, both sold by Rockler.
I just got mine mounted, & I LOVE it. Only question i have is how to keep from hurting yourself, watching it work so efficiently!?
Ross L on Mar 5, 2020
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Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood