Next on my journey is dust collection. I am having some difficulty ordering 2" hose for my MK2 dust boot. I really don’t want to use the inside diameter and would rather use the outside. Ultimately, I want to hook this into my 4" dust collection that I have. How did you all get from the dust shoe to your 4"? Thanks, I appreciate any guidance anyone can provide.
@Swinly Thanks Lonnie! Did you just connect 4 inch hose to your LongMill? That would make it quite easy.
Yep, slipped the adapter on the dust shoe and then the 4" hose with a hose clamp.
Wow thanks Lonnie! I would like to see a picture of your set up with that 4” hose. I was somehow believing that I couldn’t use a 4” hose directly off the dust shoe. I have a 4” to 2 1/2 adapter, but it doesn’t quite fit (hard plastic).
@Jake Sorry, it is a tad blurry.
Thanks Lonnie! That is cool. Will get one ordered this evening. Got the 4” hose already. Makes it easy for sure.
I would like to see the “boom” for lack of a better term. I have my 4" hooked up to my dust collection boot but I don’t want it to limit the machine from moving. Appreciate if someone could put a picture or two of what they used. Thank you!
@Jake not really a “boom”, and only using a shop vac, but what I did was secure it to a shelf running over the machine. Pardon the disarray, I’m still getting things sorted.
I’m using retractable name badge holders to secure the hose - it gets me a nice full range of motion. I think I saw somebody else suggest using them elsewhere on this forum.