I have a Jet belt/disk sander, model JSG-6. It has a 6x48" belt and a 12" disk. Recently I was given an industrial cyclone-type dust collector, a DustKop Model 520 in good shape, needing only a new filter. I have just stared at these items for quite awhile, and finally I need to ask: how in the heck can I hook these together? The Jet says it has 3" ports. One of them looks like it's 3". The other one isn't even close to round, it's squished all sideways. I'm figuring *maybe* if you found something that would fit in the other one and then flattened it just right, it might fit in the squished one.
I took some 3" PVC pipe and tried it on the round port. Neither one went into the other. They both appear to be about 3" ID and maybe 3.25" OD.
The port on the dust collector is supposed to be 4". I got a commercial 4" to 2.5" adapter and tried it. Didn't fit. Again, neither went inside the other.
I don't get dust collection systems. Is the ducting supposed to fit into the port or over it? My belt/disk sander has 2 ports but the DC unit only has one. What kind of Y fitting should I use?
I feel like a babe in the woods. I tried googling and found a million woodworkers but no one seems to have connected to a belt/disk sander.
Grant Erwin Kirkland, Washington