Universal Router Hood

Find answers to common questions regarding our Universal Dust-Free Router Hood™ for portable fixed-base and plunge routers.
Will this fit my router?

The router hood includes a universal base plate that features multiple screw-hole patterns to fit nearly any portable router available on the market today. We provide a convenient, printable template (see Installation Instructions) that can be used to verify base plate compatibility. The table below lists specific make/models that work with our Router Hood.

Will this work with trim routers?

In general, no. There are very few trim routers that have sufficient room to attach the Router Hood's base plate and hose connection. One notable exception is the Dewalt DWP611. Please review our compatibility list for more information.

Can I use this with my router table?

No. This product is designed specifically for use with portable fixed-base and plunge style routers. Router tables require a different mechanism for dust collection.

Is this product compatible with guide bushings?

No. In our effort to make the router hood as universal as possible, inexpensive, easy to use, and effectively collect dust, we were unable to incorporate the use of guide bushings.

Can this be used in non-edge routing i.e. through holes?

Yes. For inside edge routing the lower chip cover can be easily detached (no tools necessary) allowing the bit to sink in completely while waste is removed from above the bit.

Can I use this when cutting something other than wood?

Yes. We've successfully tested our router hood with softwoods, hardwoods, plywoods, and fiberboards such as MDF. Materials such as acrylics and other plastic also work very well with our Router Hood.

What makes the Universal Router Hood different from similar products?

Very few router manufacturers offer dust extraction for their products, and those that do exist are often expensive and specific to a single make/model. Additionally, competitive router hoods typically only collect debris from above the edge and can easily clog as they are very narrow in design.

Our Router Hood is compatible with almost any make/model portable router. Its unique design fully encloses the bit above and below the edge to capture up to 99% of dust and debris. Both the chip covers and the hose connect can rotate independently so that you can work freely.

What size hose should I use with the Router Hood?

We recommend using a hose that will fit over the router hood's 1.5" O.D. hose connection. Hoses inserted into the hood's hose port may be too narrow and could be clogged by larger debris.

We also offer a 6.5' hose whip (with swiveling cuff) to connect to larger 2.5" diameter hoses.

Is the router hood available in any other colors?

No, not at this time. The Router hood is molded from high clarity, industrial plastics to maximize visibility both above and below the router bit.