Busy Bee Tools

Collecting Dust

My Lungs are Much Happier

For the last 5 years I’ve been working out of a garage shop, over two different locations. At each of those locations I’ve done exactly what most do when starting out, they get a ShopVac and use that to connect to the 2 1/2” ports on things like table saws, and alike. This is good to start but for long term woodworking, the ShopVac’s are just not setup to deal with dust of that magnitude. Case and point, I’ve burnt through 3 different ShopVac’s during this 5 year period. Side note, ShopVac has been very accommodating and has great customer service and all of them have been replaced. Regardless, it’s not a long term solution.

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Fast forward to today, I’ve partnered with Busy Bee Tools to review the CX404 1HP Dust Collector which is 110v and important for this review. Important because most people have 110v in their garage and I find this would be a very relatable to someone in a similar situation. So far I’ve unpacked and setup the collector in my garage with a connection to my Grizzly 6” Jointer which as a 4” dust collection port. I’ll produce another video showing the use along with all the other attachments I plan to get. For now, enjoy this quick video on how to setup the CX404.

Educational Workshop via Busy Bee Tools

Educational Workshop via Busy Bee Tools

Late this past November, I was approached by Busy Bee Tools and asked if I would be interested in doing a demonstration in their facility. I was both excited and nervous at the prospect of “teaching” or showing my hobby in front of people who likely know much more than I do when it comes to woodworking….