Vacuum hold down table

By Philip1 | Created February 17th, 2020 | Published February 17th, 2020 | Updated February 17th, 2020

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This is a vacuum table top I built to hold smaller pieces of work for the Shaper Origin. My shop vac provides enough suction to hold down MDF 'plates' and the flat wood being routed. Build & use video:

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32x39_PegBoard p2.svg
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32x39_PegBoard p1.svg
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4'x8' 3/4" MDF
Shaper Origin Table saw or circular saw Miter saw or circular saw Clamps
Check out the build video: File '32x39_PegBoard.svg' includes all the holes, but early versions of the Origin software lagged loading it, so I broke it up into three parts that I cut in batches. Yes, you can drill the holes with something other than Origin. They really don't need to be accurately spaced. Vacuum: Since we are pulling a vacuum and not moving much air, you want a vacuum with a cooling fan. Many rely on air moving through the vacuum for cooling and will overheat. I have seen builds where these are built with actual vacuum pumps too.

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