Please empty out the dust collector if

As I type this there appears to be three threads at least saying the same thing.
But if you’re jointing/planing a medium/large project you need to empty the dust collector before and after your done. It fills up very quickly when using the jointer/planer.

The bin was overflowing well into separator (almost 3’ deep), and the fine dust filter was filled with joint/plane chips about 12" into the filter (my phone died so I couldn’t get a photo of the fine dust filter).

I’m going to design up some table top flyers to leave on these two machines reminding folks to empty the dust collector.


Notices on the machines are a good idea. Please check to see if the cyclone is clear. Sometimes a severe overfill causes chips to clog up the cyclone, which is not obvious unless you look up inside it.