Hi, my name is Charlie Lenz, and over the years I've been working on making the dust collection in my shop simple, efficient, and user friendly.
Delta 34-441 Contractors table saw dust collection Open back dust blocking
Table saw dust hood
Table saw dust hoods, in two opening sizes with 4" port, 10"X10", and 12"X12"
Delta 50-760, 1-1/2 hp, 2 stage Dust Collector
Dust capacity in the separator is about 20 gal. Added full-size deck and X brace.
JET JJ-6OS 6 inch Jointer Dust Collection In my opinion the stock dust port for this machine is very inefficiently setup. so I gave it a new dust hood with a 4" port, the port is now directed in a much more efficient direction, inline with the dust chute.
Delta DC33 22-650 Thickness Planer When I bought this machine, it did not have a dust hood for it. The dust hood that Delta had for it the port pointed straight out the back and center over the outfeed. I decided that I wanted the 4" port off to the side and out of the way of the outfeed.
Delta 50-875 Air Filtration Machine
Non dust collection related machinery projects
Custom built portable Router Table I like the design of the Kreg precision benchtop router table, so I built one similar to it. I added a Woodpeckers aluminum plate with aluminum twist lock ring set, and added a Freud fence. This setup is a fairly heavy, so it absorbs vibration, and it is very stable. Delta 34-441 Contractors Table Saw power switch upgrade The original small toggle switch was mounted to the lower left front of the saw cabinet, and the box was inside the cabinet. The small switch was hard to find, and sometimes hard to reach. This saw has special molded ends on the electrical cords that fit into slots in the side of the box. With the original box I transferred the slots onto the top of the new box and cut them out for a nice clean looking installation.
Old switch box
Cut slots into new box
Rockwell 11-280 bench top radial drill press My latest find and project was a bench top radial drill press that I cleaned up, adjusted, replaced the motor, added a stand with locking casters, and added a expanded work surface.
Rockwell 34-607 9" Contractors Table Saw This is a smaller version of the 10" Contractors table saw, it is about the size of todays imported plastic and aluminum Jobsite saws. These are great table saws for small shops that are cramped for space. Delta 50-390 removable outfeed table hardware kit. ( rare ) Woodchuck29@bis.midco.net