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How to connect more machines to a single dust extractor?

dust extraction grid

When working with wood, you can encounter various shavings, splinters and dust which have to be extracted. Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to even see the workpiece. Professional workshops often use dust extractors with one or two 100 mm hose outlets.

What to do when you need to connect more machines and are tired of constant switching of the hose?
We will try to provide some useful tips and tricks on how to make your own dust extraction system.

First, review your inventory, how many machines you have, type of debris (either shavings, sawdust, fine dust, or a combination of all three) and also the size of the outlet. The outlet should ideally be 100 mm in diameter.

How to split the conduit

split conduit• Try to keep the hose straight. You can use a support system made of wires or simply two pieces of wood.

• Place the extractor so that the system is as short as possible. The longer the system the bigger the air loss.

• For places that don't require hose flexibility, stretch the house to its maximum length and secure it to prevent movement.

• The branches should be connected at an angle of max. 45°. Connect the branch from above or from the side at an angle of max. 45°, in the direction of the air flow.

• Fit your system with blast gates to increase the efficiency and balance of the whole system. Aluminium gates are ideal since they isolate individual machines and ensure efficient air flow. The slide gate should be facing down.

• Prevent system air loss. A system with air losses is not an efficient one. All transitions should be taped up, don't hesitate to use cable ties as well.

• Connect the wired hoses to each other and to the metal parts of the extractor. This grounds the system and protects it from static electricity which tends to arise when extracting fine dust.

Which extractor is the right one?

The requirement of airflow for a 100 mm system is 1 100m3/h. This is met by the DC-1100 or a JCDC-15 cyclone unit fitted with a microfiltration extension for extra fine dust. Remember to properly seal individual parts of the system to prevent air loss and secure proper function of the whole system.

JET Vortex Cone technology dust extractorsJET DC Dust extractors with Vortex Cone Technology

vortex cone



•  98% of solid particles (chips and sawdust) remains in the container
•  Minimum clogging of the container or the JET micro-filtration attachment
•  Maintains suction over time
•  Minimum maintenance of the filtration bag or the micro-filtration attachment

The container is secured with a retaining ring, not a simple strap. It's also sealed with foam and solid fabric. You can also clean the container in a matter of seconds. The circular shape helps you to avoid problematic or difficult clamping of the container.


JET JCDC Cyclone Extraction UnitsJET JCDC cyclone units

• Efficient cyclone technology.
• Silent run.
• Remote control with a timer.
• Efficient filtration of dust up to 2
• Steel robust design.
• Steel collection container.
• Filter cleaning without having to take the machine apart.
• Two-step filtration, regular and sawdust. 
• Castor wheels and collection containers.

Anyone can assemble their own system using only a couple of components and their own skill.

However, we recommend to hire a professional should your extraction system be a very large one.

A dust extraction system will help you organize the space in your workshop, won't get in your way and will secure proper cleanliness when working.

dust extraction accessories

1. Elbows for hose 100 mmIGM Elbows for hose 100 mm

The Elbow is gently rounded providing less air-resistance while minimizing the risk of blockage.

Swivel fitting with a ball joint to connect 100 mm dust extraction hoses. Allows mobility and adapts to various workshop designs.


2. Junctions for hose 100 mm

This T Junction hose ducting accessory is manufactured from high-quality ABS plastic and is strong with a smooth internal bore. The outside diameter of the fitting allows for a snug fit into the appropriate size of flexible hose and secured using fixing clips. Available for 100 mm hoses only.


3. Blast gatesIGM Blast gates

Blast gates allow you to control the airflow between a single dust extractor and 2 or more machines. By closing one blast gate and opening another, you can direct the extraction to the machine in use and isolate the others from the system.


4. Fixing clips 100 mm

Double Quick Release 100mm Hose Fixing Clip - These handy hose clips allow the quick changing of a 100 mm dust extraction hose from one machine to another.

Bridge Hose Fixing Clip - A simple steel fixing clip with plastic butterfly handle for speed and ease of use and ideal for most 100 mm hose applications. Especially useful when blockages occur; they can be rectified immediately without the need for a screwdriver. Range 92 – 110 mm.


5. Extraction Hose 100 mm - various lengthsFloor gulpers and sweeps IGM

Ideal for light abrasive materials (wood shavings, chips), dust, smoke, etc.


6. Floor gulpers and sweeps

Floor Clear Gulper Attachment - Gulp up all your shavings and dust with this handy attachment. Simply connect it to a length of 100 mm flexible hose linked into your workshop extractor and clean up!

Floor sweep - The Floor sweeper is a cheap solution for the extraction and cleaning of the floor.


7. Mounting and Earthing Kit 12 mIGM Mounting and Earthing Kit 12 m

Dust and debris moving inside the plastic extraction hose may cause a build up of static electricity. This can cause a potential fire hazard. Dust extraction systems are a great deal safer if properly grounded using a copper wire to connect the components with a hose and to safely ground the dust collector and the machine.


8. Hose hangers for hose 100 mm

Ideal for securing flexible hoses onto your ceiling or a wall. Every set contains 5 pieces. Fasteners not included. Practical hooks also available. 


Extensions, cuffs and hose adaptors also available...

Hose cuffs and adaptorshose adaptors and cuffs IGM

Easily fitted flexible rubber machine cuff for attaching a hose to machinery. One end has a moulded thread that screws directly onto our 100 mm clear hose, the other end of the cuff is a snug fit onto a 102-110mm diameter machine extraction port.

A stepped ABS hose adaptor with 5 different sizes that can form perhaps 2 or more adaptors. Simply cut the section you require with a fine-toothed saw. Diameters are 25 mm, 50 mm, 63 mm, 75 mm and 100 mm (sizes stated are outside diameter).


Joiners and cuffs for hose 100 mmigm joiners and cuffs

A quick and neat way of joining two hose lengths together. The hoses need to be secured with fixing clips. Available for 100mm hoses only.

Flexible rubber cuff offers various uses, you can: mount a blast gate onto your machine, mount a 100 mm hose onto a machine or connect two separate pieces of ducting (100 mm) into a slight curve.


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