SO3, with dust boot and Powertec 1HP dust collector, 1 micron filter bag.
so here’s the thing. i’ve been using the mill for about a month now. i had an adhoc setup keeping the hose (from a shop vac) from putting too much pressure on the dust boot.
the big issue for me is the spindle bracket catching on the rim of the dust boot and then messing up the alignment as it’s milling, and / or causing other related problems. but i’m also dealing with a hose that right now likes to get snagged during homing operations and has a tendency to irritate the dust boot.
so what does everyone do to keep their hoses up in the air and away from the spinning bits, the pinching pits and generally running a happy cnc?
i built a cabinet for my dust collector - which has reduced the noise in really nice ways but i gotta be able to run the machine without assisting in dust collection.
part of me is thinking to run a line across the X and use a line with shower curtain loops to ease the hose around. another thought is to drop a line straight down from the ceiling to the right height. i have seen a bunch of right angle solutions online - that look good. Also fancy ball joint things that i’d like to avoid for time / cost.
i’m looking ideally for a quick hack / fix right now. and something more built out long term. this set up looks good Support for dust collection hose Shapeoko 3 but i wonder how it would scale for a larger machine.