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    Default Dust extraction help

    I have a small man cave (~4mx 2m) packed full of woodworking equipment. Space is of a real concern. As such I have really tried to avoid installation of a dust extraction unit, until now.

    Recently I have been making a lot of furniture out of mdf. The dust is killing my lungs and eyes. It is now not an option to go without.

    I need something small and my current thinking is a 30l Kincrome shop vac down beside my Carbatec table saw - it is a space not in use.

    Concerns I have are as follows:
    Will it have sufficient suction for my more regularly used tools- bench saw, track saw, drop saw, bench router, jig saw, lanisher etc.
    The supplied 1.5m hose seems far too short. Is there somewhere I can buy extension hose?
    All my tools have different size extraction connectors. Is there a cost effective way to be able to connect to each of my tools?

    I am very interested to hear from others who have solved similar problems

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    Default Slight progress

    I have ascertained that I can probably get away with the 20l version (k15020) of the Kincrome and I have also worked out that Incan get a genuine 5m hose extension (k15020-39).

    The hose is 38mm which is the same size as the triton router so sounds like it will fit. Still not sure how to connect my other tools.

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    You don't have to have a small dust extractor. My workshop isn't huge either so I put the 2HP dustie with cyclone and collection drum outside in an adjacent garden shed. Just poke a hole in the wall or bring the vacuum hose in through the door.

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    Nice idea however the wife won't support that set up as it will mean the aesthetic's of the front entry to the house will be degraded

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    Still not clear on direction but now also wondering if I should go the 30l version as it has the gpo.

    I am not clear on how this works though. I have read that the connected power tool will start and stop the vac when it is activated however I am not sure how this works. Does the vac have a sensor that monitors current?

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