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Keeping the dust down while Routering

A review of the Dewalt dwp615

The Problem

Using a router inside the shop makes for a dusty shop. In the past to keep the dust down when using my hand held trim or plunge router I would roll the projects out of the shop to avoid the mess. While this is fine in good weather, when it gets cold or rains it’s not an option so I use the tool inside and clean up the mess afterwards.

The Solution

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I located a dust collection for my Dewalt dwp611 trim router and the dnp612 plunge base unit and purchased the dnp615 and the dnp616.

See the video below for the actual test and review.

I tested them both with cedar because it is a wood that makes the most dust in my shop.

Installation was easier than expected and fit into both bases.

Using the trim base I was able to use the round over bit without any issues to achieve a clean cut and eliminate 85-90% of the dust.

I did find the unit attached to the plunge base would not allow round over bits to extend deep enough to make a good cut, but with a straight bit it works great.

I would say this is a successful purchase and has eliminated the majority of the dust put out by the router.

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 Roger Bayne

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Husband, father and grandfather - Roger has been developing his woodworking skills for over 30 years. He enjoys the challenge of recycling trees into furniture and toys.

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