While it’s not the sexiest piece of equipment in your shop — it’s one of the most important.
But for a lot of woodworkers, it’s an afterthought. Especially if you're just getting started.
I’m talking about dust collectors.
Every time you sand, chop, cut, or route, you generate piles of sawdust. And knowing how to manage it all matters beyond a shiny, Instagram-ready shop...
Your health depends on it. Because as much as you love woodworking, I’m willing to bet you love your lungs more.
Today, I’m going to tell you:
- Why dust collection matters in your woodshop
- The pros and cons of different dust collection systems
- My Top 7 hard-earned pro-tips for setting up your own full-blown dust collection system
That pun’s a freebie.
I’ve also got some super helpful videos, templates, and build plans you can check out to make your dust collection system as effective and user-friendly as possible.
French Cleat Dust Collection Switcher
DIY Dust Collection Blast Gates: 4” and 6”
Dust Collection Install with Lots of Tips and Tricks