Most downdraft work tables are huge industrial installations that cost big bucks, but the Shop Fox downdraft table is better suited for a home shop environment. This thing really sucks — and I mean that in the best possible way. Just attach it to your dust collection system — or just a shot vacuum — and it creates a powerful downdraft around your work, keeping your work area dust-free.
Shop Fox offers a 15″ X 25″ as well as a 20″ X 40″ version, but it’s the smaller one that features a 2-1/2′ hookup common to shop vacuums. Once it’s hooked up, any dust, smoke, or fumes are drawn out through the slits in the nonslip feet and work surface; internal baffles maximize air outflow. I’ve been sharpening my soldering skills this week and wish i had one of these – breathing solder fumes is bad.
I can’t help but feel that I could make something similar to this, but for around $130 it’s tempting to just buy one.
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