Starting this thread to document my journey at making a dust boot for my Primo recently completed.
I’ve been taking bits and pieces from a number of posts, and have a good vision of what I think I’m going to do. I’ve been following this post, though I know I cannot use the Z pipes to suck the dust through. My US electrical conduit is just too narrow with the nut traps inside. But I did like what @victord had as far as a slab of thick acrylic to mount things to.
So I designed my own. (this is upside down)
I don’t have any auto cad skills, but I can butcher the hell out of stuff in tinkercad. I imported the Z Gantry, made some pipes, and tool mounts for my Dewalt 660 to act as a guide. I sliced a section of the Z Gantry to be the basis for what the ‘slab’ would be made of.
I wanted to utilize the wasted space opposite my tool mount on the other side of the pipes for the vac hose that will come down from the ceiling. Even at the max x/y move of my table, there is room for the mount and vac hose. There really isn’t much space on the tool side of the axis.
So then I routed out a test piece in some thin acrylic.
Mounted temporarily with zip ties, the fit is good around the tool mount.
May be a bit narrow of a boot around the back, but that’s fixable.
And looking down from above I’m happy with the spacing.
Plenty left to do. I’ve got to…
- Wait for the vac hose and fittings to arrive for exact measurements
- Create a channel to attach the dust boot brush around the perimeter of the ‘slab’
- Source some dust boot brush material (open to suggestion) but something like this
- Get a piece of thicker acrylic for the final piece
- Other things I havn’t thought of yet.
Files are WIP, but I’ll share them eventually. Would love everyone’s feedback.