If you regularly turn pens or spindles and have hoped for a better dust collection solution for your lathe, Rockler has a new Dust Right® product that might fill the bill. The Lathe Dust Collection System consists of a 9-in.-long, 2-3/4-in. I.D. dust scoop, molded in a C-shape from tough ABS plastic. Its center hole feeds into a 19-1/2-in. section of FlexForm Hose with an open end that fits standard 2-1/2-in. O.D. shop vacuum nozzles or other fittings. The dust scoop and hose can be positioned behind your turnings by way of a three-piece boom arm system, made of heavy-duty steel. A 15-in.-tall vertical mounting post holds the boom arm and attaches to a 15-in. adjustable connection plate. A slot along one end of the connection plate enables the apparatus to be positioned and clamped anywhere along the bed of your lathe. The slot provides an in-and-out range of 6-1/2-in. The boom arm is height adjustable up to 15-in., and it offers two pivot points so the scoop can be swiveled and locked where you need it with knobs.
A hardware pack with all the necessary connection and adjustment pieces is included, making this an all-in-one kit.
Rockler’s Dust Right® Lathe Dust Collection System (item 52981) is compatible with most lathes and is available now. It sells for $49.99.