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Mounted on my Kreg table with the adaptor. Captures amost 100% of any dust and debris based on my usage. Very well made and thought out. Requires the movement of the under table crossbars that Kreg provides, but that more than easy to do.
This works exactly as described! When I put mine together, I added a bead of caulk between the box pieces and at the top where it meets the underside of the table, just for extra air-tightness. Get the inserts that go with it to make sure the dust goes down through the box correctly.
I debated over making a dust collection cabinet versus buying this one. Ultimately, I decided I had too many smaller projects on the back burner and opted to spend a few bucks versus a few hours. Installation of this cabinet is about as easy as it gets. All of the components are solid, including the plastic (although a few of the nuts needed to be braced when tightening the cabinet bolts...no big deal). I have a PC 7518 set in a Jessem Master R Lift II, and there is plenty of space inside the box for this setup, although accessing the switches is not something I would want to do regularly. So, now is the time to think about a wired switch as well. To avoid having to dismount my table (yes, you will have to spend some time in a few awkward positions), I simply used double sided tape to position the cabinet and mark the screw holes. Be sure to mark the holes to leave some room for cabinet adjustment later if needed. I also use an Incra fence with dust collection in conjunction with this cabinet. Bottom line...NO DUST...AT ALL! I couldn't believe it. And, my dust collector is the 1 1/2 hp bag type (yeah, that's the next upgrade!). I was very impressed.
Now, the few things that I didn't like. My current router table is mounted to the left of my table saw, and my LS fence is in shared use. When the clean sweep box was installed, I noticed that it interferes with access to my table saw motor compartment. Not horrible, but it I can't fully open the table saw compartment door. I woudl have to remove the clean sweep box first (not huge, but it might create bigger conficts for others). Also, when the dust collection is on, accessing the router is more difficult as the negative pressure inside the cabinet tends to suck the clean sweep door pretty tight. And, you don't really want to run a router with the door closed for too long. So, once again, a switch to control the router would be a good idea. You can "pry" the door open with the suction, but in an emergency...probably not a good practice.
Would love to know if the homemade boxes are just as good. But, don't regret spending a few bucks on this model. Incra stuff always seems to perform flawlessly IMHO.
I attached the Incra Clean Sweep to my Woodpecker router table. I had to move the under table support bars over a few inches to make the attachment. It required careful drilling so as not to drill through or hit an above "T" track placement. With a 5" x 4" x 2.5" "Y" fitting and the ability to exhaust above and below the table, I have no dust being emitted and my broom no longer sits next to my router table. My exhaust system is a 5 hp Oneida cyclone.. Since I have over $1000. invested in my router table system, I consider the Cleansweep to be an important component. Your sinuses will also appreciate the extremely reduced airborne particulate levels. Call Incra with any application questions before ordering. Amazon had the best price on the Cleansweep.
I was tired of saw dust going everywhere, on the floor and in the air. when attached to a dust collection system it does a great job. easy to install on my Kreg table. Only a couple on minor adjustments needed on the Clean Sweep Adapter to make it work properly.