For my home CNC machine I needed a vacuum adaptor to fit my Dewalt 611 that would not impede tool swap or air flow. The main issue with the Dewalt 611 is that it uses active cooling to maintain safe operable temperature, and the exhaust from this cooling system is onto the work area (which makes sense to both clear sawdust/debris and prevent clogging the fan ducts if the direction were reversed). Any how, this poses a problem when you are trying to be clean.
This design redirects the Dewalt 611 exhaust laterally away from the work space and allows for the vacuum to draw air in from under the skirt to keep your workshop clean and tidy! My pet peeve is using glue because it is unforgiving, so this assembly was designed to be a snap together fit using spacer rings and fridge magnets (3x5mm).
- Screw & Nut
- Clear plastic skirt (local hardware store)
After printing the parts (which do not need wasteful rafts or supports) just press fit the magnets into the holes with your thumb or by pushing it against a flat surface. NOTE: if you try to hot press them in using an iron or heat gun the magnets will loose their polarity. Cut the plastic sheet to the height and length you desire and snap it into place. If your skirt is catching on the material as your CNC is running just cut little slits on the bottom 3mm to prevent this.
PLA (Black) @ 205C
Feed rate @ 45mm/s