I noticed a supplier selling a hose and wand system that integrated into an existing dust collection system and installed it thinking that it would eliminate emptying the shop vac. It did that and also reduced the clutter around the machine. This was a better way.
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Then, while attempting to resurface the spoilboard one day, I forgot to reset the depth of cut. As the fly cutter flew across the bed at a depth of 0, I noticed that the dust hood was just touching the spoilboard and was sucking out the dust.
That's when I realized that I could program a spoilboard program that would swipe the board at the width of the dust hood instead of the cutter width. After storing the program in an easily accessible area, it now takes less than 60 seconds to vacuum the spoilboard and have it ready for the next sheet. No dumping a shop vac or swinging a heavy vacuum hose and wand in the process.