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Lathe Dust Hood

Item #
67899
Rating:
56% of 100

Lathe dust collection has never been easier! Hood assembly features a hinged viewing shield that can swing up and out of the way. Hood mounts by clamping the bracket to the back of the lathe bed.


Features:
  • Includes convenient mounting bracket that allows easy installation onto many different styles of lathe
  • For use with 4" hose
(1) Lathe Dust Hood
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 2.4000
2.8 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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better than expected
Amazing results. Surprised at how efficient it sweeps away the shavings and sanding dust.
Lathe went from the messiest tool in the shop to about the cleanest.
January 12, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Reviews
I have read all of the reviews given so far about this dust hood and to be honest I am disappointed in the people who actually wrote the bad ones. Yes this dust hood does not include instructions in the box. However I am truly surprised at those who made a big deal about it and gave a bad review based on that alone. It's a simple dust hood after all how instructions should you need for it really. That's like asking for instructions on how to open a door that might be different slightly from the ones you might have opened before. This is a simple dust hood that is made by Rockler. This is not an aftermarket dust hood. I say that because if it was then it would have been designed for and by a specific company to fit specific Lathes. That's what Aftermarket means after all. This is a simple device. For those that might need some type of instruction then here are some.
You will see that in the box should include: 1 Dust hood, 1 clear lens, 2 bolts, 2 wing nuts, 2 black plastic hinge pins, 1 L shaped bracket. One possible way for assembly is. Place the 2 Bolts into the Dust hood square holes that are located at the bottom of the Dust hood. Then place the included short side of the L-Bracket against the bottom of the Dust hood allowing the bolts previously mentioned to pass through each of the slots in the bracket. While holding the bracket place. Install the wing nuts onto each of the bolts that are protruding from the Dust hood and through the L-bracket. At this time you can now install the clear plastic lid. While holding the lid into position over the opening of the Dust hood and with tabs extending over each side of the opening. Align the hinges at the top and insert from outside going inward install on each side the Black plastic hinge pins. This completes assembly of the Dust hood.
I mount mine in Two different ways according to what I am turning. When turning small items like pens or ornaments I place my Banjo at about 45 degrees so I can put the Dust hood very close to the item I am turning. With the Banjo turned on my Mini-Lathe it gives enough room for me to mount the Dust hood bracket directly against the Lathe body. I then use Two spring hand clamps to hold the Dust hood in position. I don't have very much vibration with my Lathe so spring clamps are strong enough. If you have vibration I would suggest using C-Clamps to hold it in place.
My second method of using the Dust hood. I built a small upside down T shaped jig. I used a scrap of 1x10x18 inch as a base. Then I centered a piece of 1x4x10 inch vertical to the base. I also used a 1x4x4 inch piece cut in half diagonally to use as support on the back side of the vertical board. I also used Two insert nuts that were aligned with the L-Bracket to the vertical board. I then use Two small knob bolts in the bracket to adjust the height on the Dust hood. I have found that this type of mount makes the Dust hood very versatile in turning large items on both my Mini-Lathe and my full size Lathe.
As for the use of this or pretty much any Dust hood on turning bowls should be pretty obvious really. But I guess with some it isn't. Most turned bowls are either the same size or bigger than this Dust hood. The surface area capacity for suction will almost always need to be less than the opening for your suction device.
Also one more thing if dust starts to hinder the ability to see through the clear plastic lid just lightly wipe both sides with a drier sheet. That will change the polarity of the surface of the plastic lid to repel instead of attracting the dust.
I absolutely love this Dust hood. It doesn't catch every bit of the chips but no Dust hood will. It does it's job like a champ collecting the Dust.
January 8, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great
Had to modify the mount somewhat t fit my lathe. But not a problem
December 23, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love this product
Lathing cause lots of debris flying around, and this eliminates most of it. I use mine for mostly pen making. The flip up shield deflect is great when using chisels, but flips nicely out of the way when doing finer sanding.

I mounted mine on the banjo using aftermarket U bolt and extra plating (the L bracket it comes with was not used). In fact being on the banjo allows dust collection to travel along with my work with the tool rest. This was a big advantage with the way I mounted it.
May 28, 2015
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dust hood
Great product. Used with my Shop Vac it solved my lathe sanding issue.
Richard
August 29, 2017
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works, but difficult to mount to work well.
Comes without mounting hardware. A couple of those "on/off" magnets (like the featherboards) would be nice, even though you would still need to devise the mount for your lathe.
Collects a lot of chip & dust, but hard to set so that it grabs the chips but doesn't impede your turning.
August 9, 2017
Purchased
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works well
I have owned two of these and they work very well for small spindle style turnings. The flip shield keeps shavings from flying into my body/face and helps to redirect the shavings into the airflow. Mounting is easy by using 4 3/4 rare earth magnets. Allows me to move it easily, but holds very firmly. My only complaint is with the long term quality. The reason I have owned 2, and will need to get a third soon, is because it tends to break where the mounting bracket meets the plastic hood part after 6 months or so.
December 13, 2014
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I removed the flip up shield...
I removed the flip up shield completely, and removed the clamp assembly and replaced it with a BIG magnet. This gave me the ability to position the hood exactly where I want it and move it quickly and easily when turning long stock. It gets most of the chips and all of the dust.
September 2, 2010
I have found that this dust...
I have found that this dust collection hood works very well. It takes a little planning when setting it up for use like extending the tail stock support out to give more clearance for your tool rest and I use a flexible work light that can be placed low & to the rear to keep glare off of the clear fold down shield as seen in the photo. The dust collection is concentrated & works well. I made a wooden bracket that is easy to slide back & forth & more convienent to use on longer turnings.
November 15, 2009
I found this dust hood to...
I found this dust hood to work very well for pen turning and spindle turning. It focuses the vacuum in a small area which picked up all the shavings & fine sanding dust. I use a C-Clamp myself and it does the job.
November 26, 2007
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
this was not quality
Jeffrey Hunter on Jul 27, 2016
I want to make cleanup easier.
Elizabeth L on Mar 31, 2016
this was not quality
Jeffrey Hunter on Jul 27, 2016
have to catch dust makes mess in basement shop, cobwebs from the ceiling and healthreasons
Anthony G on Apr 19, 2016
I want to make cleanup easier.
Elizabeth L on Mar 31, 2016
The hood*s design is appropriate to catch hopefully every piece of material during cutting procedure
Dr B on Mar 16, 2016
Thought it would catch the shavings and dust from turning, it did not - useless
Ashton S on Mar 3, 2016
I'm setting up a new dust collection system in my home workshop.
Tom G on Feb 28, 2016
Adding better dust collection on our lathe.
Louis F on Feb 1, 2016
A dust hood on the lathe helps to control most of the shavings and dust.
Brian P on Jan 1, 2016
Just bought a new Excelsior mini lathe and a dust hood is a necessity.
David A on Dec 28, 2015
to reduce dust from my lathe
GENE on Nov 9, 2015
I also tried to make a lathe hood but it didn't work well
Charles D on Oct 5, 2015
I turn wood on a wood lathe to make duck calls and it works well with my 4'' dust collector system in my new shop.
Lloyd R on Oct 2, 2015
to help keep the area clean around my lathe
JIMMIE R on Jul 10, 2015
For my new lathe. I needed something to help control the dust.
Robert L on Jun 15, 2015
To reduce dust.
Gary B on Jun 11, 2015
Nice to be able to collect 99% of the sawdust from my router table.
Ray F on May 25, 2015
have to catch dust makes mess in basement shop, cobwebs from the ceiling and healthreasons
Anthony G on Apr 19, 2016
The hood*s design is appropriate to catch hopefully every piece of material during cutting procedure
Dr B on Mar 16, 2016
Is this cover stationary or can it be used to follow the length of a piece that is being turned?
R Q on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The cover is supplied with a "L" bracket that has slotted screw holes. It is not large enough to mount directly to the lathe. I plan on making a second "L" bracket. The provided bracket can mount to the vertical leg of the second bracket providing additional up and down adjustment. The horizontal leg will be slotted and mount to the top surface to the lathe bed through the center slot in the lathe bed. This will provide additional inboard and outboard adjustment. I will use a hand knob to attach the bracket to the lathe bed. This will allow me to move the dust hood as required along the lathe bed following the length of the turning.
The answer to the complaint about no mounting instructions says to mount with a C clamp. Do you mount it to the lathe body? If you mount it to the bed, it would interfere with the banjo.
Ralph B on May 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use 4 3/4" rare earth magnets to hold mine to the back of the lathe bed. Works well.
How far apart are the slots on the "L" bracket that comes with this hood?
Steve A on Jan 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The metal bracket is 3 X 6 with a 2" separation of th bolts. Only 2 bolts and wing nuts come with it to attach the bracket to the hood. If you intend to attach it to the Excellsior midi lathe you will have to drill holes in the metal stand, clamp it, or build your own free standing stand
what are the dimensions ?
R W on Jan 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 8.5" across the front, 8" tall, and from 4" to 6" deep. 4"at the bottom and 6" at the top. It has a 4" dust port on the back for attaching your dust collector.

I have owned and used one for many years. Work fairly well. My only knock is that as finish from turnings builds up on it, the plastic breaks down and eventually fails. I have replaced mine twice in the 6 years I have been using this product.
Would someone kindly give me the dimentions of the Lathe Dust hood so I can fabricate it since its no longer available?
Frere on Apr 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: A quick check shows at least 3 other vendors still carry this item
Brian P wrote a good review on the lathe dust hood. He described a jig to use with bowls and larger items. Is there a diagram that can be sent to me?
Richard B on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a Delta x5 lathe. I think the jig he is referring to, is simply some washers, bolts etc. This is b/c the clearance is not enough. By using a piece of wood with longer bolts, this offsets or moves the unit farther back allowing bowl turning etc. wood drilled with a few holes solved this problem for me. It also allows the hood to move farther up or down if need be. I hope this helps.....
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