Universal Dust-Free Router Hood
- Collects router waste from both above and below the bit, virtually eliminating post-project cleanup, facilitating fine detail work, and reducing wear and tear on bits.
- Designed to fit nearly any portable router including plunge, fixed-base, and larger trim routers (e.g. Bosch, Dewalt, Porter Cable, Ryobi, and dozens more!).
- Comes with multiple, snap-on chip covers for edge, shallow edge, and inset routing.
|Product Compatibility||Bosch 1617 EVSPK (Plunge), Bosch 1617 EVSPK (Fixed), Bosch 1618 Series, Bosch MRF23EVS, Bosch 1619, Bosch 1619 EVS, Craftsman 315, Dewalt DWP611, Dewalt DW616, Dewalt DW618, Dewalt DW6182, Hitachi M12VC, Masterforce 241-0835, Makita 1100 Series, Performax 241-1464, Porter Cable 100, Porter Cable 690, Porter Cable 890 Series, Porter Cable 7529, Porter Cable 8529, Ridgid R22002, Ryobi R163GK|
|Maximum Bit Size||2-1/8" O.D.|
|Primary Build Materials||Polycarbonate|
|Thickness||Base Plate: 1/4"|
|Inner Diameter||Hose Connection: 1.25"|
|Outer Diameter||Hose Connection: 1.5"|
|Contents||Base Plate (Side A & B), Dust Dome, Hose Connect, Deep Chip Cover, Shallow Chip Cover|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Warranty Information||1 Year Limited Warranty|
|Applicable Patents||U.S. Patent #D826496|
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.
Due to the many different routers that are out there, we can't test it on all of them! Trition Routers are not on our list of routers we've tested for compatibility. You can try it out, and if it fits send us in a photo of your router with the type of router, and we can get it added to our list!
You can find a printable template in the Documents section of the Router Hood's product page. After printing this off you can match the template to the screw holes on the bottom of your portable router to see if it matches. Make sure that you do not scale the PDF file when printing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contents include the Universal Base Plate (side A & B combine), the Dust Dome (which encloses the bit), the Hose Connect Nozzle (w/ quick release lock), the Deep Chip Cover (for larger router bits), and the Shallow Chip Cover (for minimal space beneath the router). A basic instruction sheet is also provided.
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.