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Dewalt 611 Air Diverter and Dust Shoe

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Taylor Ledak

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Taylor Ledak
Fresno, CA

General Information

Air diverter and dust shoe for Dewalt 611. I carved this out of a 1/2" thick plastic cutting board. The carve took about 3 hours with a 1/8" bit. The vacuum adapter is a Rigid Universal Tool Adapter VT1407 available at Home Depot.

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Alan Davis
Looks great.
Alan Davis
James Mitchell
How did you attach your dust skirt?
James Mitchell
Taylor Ledak
Velcro strip. The velcro has an adhesive back. The velcro is 3/4" wide so it hangs below the skirt about 1/4". Helps to keep the clear vinyl from getting ducked up in the vacuum too.
Taylor Ledak
Bryan Sheets
Totally made one of these from 1/2 plywood.... I don't recommend it lol
Bryan Sheets
Matthew Jamison
I tried this and it cut clear through and never did the air diverter part. I selected all and clicked "carve". Not sure where I went wrong. I was using a 1/8" bit like you said and the material was 1/2". Hmmmmmm....... help! :)
Matthew Jamison
Mason Tejera
How does this attach to the spindle?
Mason Tejera
Matt Young
Mason, notice the 2 screw holes in the indention of the shoe, 2 screws come in the 611 that hold the side button in on the router. You remove those, attach the shoe in the obvious fit and stick the screws back in through the shoe first then up into the router and screw em in.
Matt Young
John Isbell
Hey trying to cut this and the last couple of percent went psycho. Can you explain what happened. It was at just over three hours when it happened. The spot marked one was about an eighth off and the vacuum hose cutout was way off. Everything was fine until then.
John Isbell
Neil Berkeley
Thanks so much easy to made in mdf not sure if it will be strong enough to last. But as a prototype it should last more than 5 min :) Cheers
Neil Berkeley
Neil Berkeley
question..... did dewalt redesign the 611 because i will have to buy longer screws to make this work? where the boot mounts to the router its too thick to use standard oem screws
Neil Berkeley
Ken Bradshaw
I ended up replacing the spindle screws with #2 wood screws. Worked well.
Ken Bradshaw
Rob Deckert
I cut this last night from hard maple and it came out great! Thanks for posting this. Pictures to follow.
Rob Deckert
David
Made this yesterday from Cherry - Not recommended. Ordered an HDPE sheet today to remake this next weekend. Is the mounting secure enough, just using those two screws? Seems like a lot of tension will be focused on that one area.
David
Christopher Finke
A suggestion for the design: if you superimpose a zero-depth circle inside the cut-out where the vacuum adapter attaches, the X-Carve won't spend the extra time carving that area down, only to cut it out entirely later in the carve.
Christopher Finke
David E Yoder
Does anyone have a source for buying the dust skirt?
David E Yoder
Adam Haile
You got an STL for this?
Adam Haile
Cameron Balch
Also looking for a link to the dust skirt for this build. Let me know if you have one!
Cameron Balch