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Whirlwind Dust Port for Routers

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Designed as an accessory to Rockler's Universal Router Base, this innovative two-piece system contains dust both above and below the bit for mess-free edge routing. The unique top attachment surrounds bit from above, creating a visible whirlwind effect that forces dust down into the larger lower component. The top piece attaches completely tool-free to the included baseplate insert.

  • Top component locks in place on the table insert with a simple counter-clockwise turn
  • For added versatility, the lower attachment can mount in a number of directions
  • Dust Port fits a standard 2-1/2" dust hose
Notice: The Whirlwind Dust Port is not compatible with other baseplates.
(1) Whirlwind Dust Port for Routers
(2) Mounting Screws
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.5000
Tech Spec
  • Fits: 2-1/2" Dust Hose
Type Dust Port
3.6 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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Highly recommend this attachment.
This is the best router attachment for edge routing that I've used. Collects most of the sawdust created when edge routing.
June 4, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Vacuum attachment for router
This is a great attachment for my router. It picks up most of the dust that is generated and is easy to use.
September 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easily adapts to almost any router--no need for the special base plate!
Just drill a couple of holes in your router base plate and use screws, flat washers and nuts. Peripherial slots in the dust port line up w the threaded edge-guide locking knob holes in my DeWalt 616 base so on this one you just drill matching holes in your router base plate and attach w two m-6 screws. Caught virtually all the dust when edge-routing 3/4 MDF. Pretty sturdy too. Jury rigged a bushing to attach to my Shopvac hose. A good accessory.
July 2, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Works great!
Haven't used it a ton but it is great so far. Thanks!
September 2, 2015
over 5 years ago
The Whirlwind dust port attaches very...
The Whirlwind dust port attaches very easily to the Rockler One base plate and seems to be robust enough to handle the extra torque applied when setting the router on its side after use. For those of you who are wondering, as I was, whether or not this will attach to a shop-vac, (I contacted customer service and was told that it would only work with a 2.5" dust collection) it works fine for me. The hose just goes on the inside of the port vs. the outside. The best thing about this purchase is the time saved in sweeping up the floor.
November 3, 2008
It captured most of the wood...
It captured most of the wood chips from the router after I blocked both slots above the plate. I can recommend it to others.
August 28, 2008
Router dust port
Good quality and packaging. Was able to mount on router base without purchasing Rockler plate. Does not really do a great job of dust collection as it mounts on the bottom of router and the chips/dust also come out of the top. Need something to force the chips downward and still be able to see what you are doing. Rating is for usefulness, not quality.
February 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
I bought the port only and...
I bought the port only and not the adapter plate. I am going to use in on a Dewalt 610 router which I will modify. My initial trial fit up indicates that it should work fine. When I do the final modifications I will update the review.
April 26, 2011
Not compatible
Must buy additional base to fit most routers.
December 28, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I bought this along with the...
I bought this along with the Rockler One Plate to use with a Dewalt DW625 router. The hole pattern in the One Plate only lined up to allow use of two screws; the third hole that appears intended for use with this router is about 1/16" off, just enough that the third screw will not fit. I decided to use it with just two screws rather than taking it back or re-drilling it. The next problem came when I tried to fit the top attachment - it just won't fit the DW625. So I routed an edge with a 3/8" roundover bit using just the bottom attachment. It did collect some of the dust but not as much as I had hoped. I'll keep it for a few days at least - maybe I can make it work satisfactorily. My DW625 is an early model and did not come with the Dewalt dust collection adapter and the adapter is apparently not available separately so this is the next best thing that I have found.
September 1, 2009
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Why did you choose this?
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To cut down on all the sawdust that is created while routing.
Beverly C on Jul 3, 2020
Chuck A on Jan 22, 2018
To cut down on all the sawdust that is created while routing.
Beverly C on Jul 3, 2020
To collect the immense amount of sawdust created while edge routing
DrMiike on Apr 15, 2020
Chuck A on Jan 22, 2018
Edge routing is very messy. I'm hoping this will help.
James K on Jan 21, 2018
For my router which creates a lot of dust in combination with the univ router base
Erik J on Apr 24, 2017
Dust control
Randall H on Apr 16, 2016
why not?
MICHELE T G on Feb 22, 2016
To go with your universal router base
Milton E on Nov 28, 2015
needed to do something for the dust from my router
Russ on Nov 8, 2015
to see if it,s better then what I have now.
don d on Aug 27, 2015
To cut down on amount of debris from routing operations
Ronald A on Jul 2, 2015
trying to increase dust collection ability
nz19014444 i on Jun 28, 2015
To use for router table dust collection in edging cedar wood strips for boat construction
Art T on May 7, 2015
To collect the immense amount of sawdust created while edge routing
DrMiike on Apr 15, 2020
Edge routing is very messy. I'm hoping this will help.
James K on Jan 21, 2018
Will this work with a router mounted below the router table, or only with a plunge router?
GEOFFREY S. on Dec 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It should as long as it fits your router in the normal upright position and your router table router plate opening allows the clearance.
I try to extract router table shavings from the top more than from below. Mainly through the fence opening.
will this work on a Bosch 1617?
Robert H on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not directly. You'll need the Rockler Universal Base to attach this unit to.
Will this attach to the rockler router fence #58215?
Garrett B on Jun 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Another option for dust collect would be the Router Table Dust Port.
Router Table Dust Port
Router Table Dust Port
Can you use guide bushings with the whirlwind attachment?
James E on Sep 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry can’t answer because I haven’t tried to use it
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