**Note: There are now 5 inner diameter options available for Version 3!!! Now all options include 1.25"ID, 1.5"ID, 1.75"ID, 2"ID, and 2.5"ID. IMPORTANT: THE 1.25"ID AND 1.5"ID DUST SHOE OPTIONS USE THE STANDARD VINYL RING. THE 1.75"-2.5"ID OPTIONS USE THE 2.5"ID VINYL RING.
**Note: Just Released Version 3! The Dust Shoe is now larger in front to keep the vinyl from being sucked in to the vacuum and it also clips into the lock position so that it cannot come off the router while cutting. The vinyl is also now easier to attach with small screws.
This is a Dust Shoe attachment for the X-Carve equipped with the DeWalt DWP611 Router. It utilizes the large threads on the router to thread on for a snug fit. The Button Extension allows the button to still be fully capable, allowing for easy bit changing. The Dust Shoe slides up and over to lock into the threaded ring which also makes it easy to remove quickly.
Remove support material from printed parts.
You can pick up some clear vinyl from your local hardware store and cut it to fit in the slot on the bottom of the dust shoe to act as your bristles. Cut the Vinyl to be 13.5" long (for the original version) and however tall you'd like. Cut the Vinyl to be 20" long (for Version 3). Cut the Vinyl to be 21" long (for the 2.5" ID Version 3)Also for Version 3, use small screws to screw the vinyl into place. You can use pan-head screws for all except the back. Use a countersink screw for the back so that it does not hit the Z rod.
Insert the button extension into the Threaded Ring.
Thread the ring onto the spindle. It works best if you start with the button extension aligned with the button to begin threading it on. Go slow and don't force it. May take some wiggling to keep the ring properly aligned in the beginning. Make sure the router is lowered so you don't hit the Z rod. It takes only one revolution to line the button extension up with the button.
Attach the dust shoe by lining up the teeth on the threaded ring and the dust shoe. Push up and then slide over to lock into place
You can add black electrical tape to make the attachment tighter, or file areas to make it looser.