How necessary are dust collectors for CNC routing?

Most shops that are new to CNC routing are unaware that these machines make dust. You need to purchase a dust collector to collect and store the dust and keep it out of the shop. While we are on the topic of dust collection, make sure your machine is kept in a separate room from sensitive equipment like printers or other office-type machinery.

—Laguna Tools

Read more about routing in the June ’19 issue of A&E.

Steve Alvarez

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