4" Dust Boot Options and Questions/Clarification

Hi all!

I’ve been scouring the forum and the Internet and haven’t found a 4" dust boot that attaches to the Z carriage rather than the router/spindle AND has the hose attached to the front as to not reduce the Z travel.

  • I really like the idea of having the dust boot floating and not tied to the height of the spindle as it moves up and down.
  • I also don’t want to reduce Z travel, so I’d prefer the hose attach to the front of the dust boot.
  • I really don’t want to step down my 4" hose if at all possible.

I’m new to this and my assumptions and expectations might be out of whack. So, I’m curious. Are those not things that folks are interested in or need?

To be fair, I don’t expect to carve things with a huge amount of relief that require a large amount of Z travel, so I may be overthinking it. I do, however, need as much Z travel as possible to accommodate thick items, so that’s why I was looking for a boot that doesn’t limit Z travel.

Help me understand the pros/cons of the Z-independent vs spindle-mounted options, if you would. I don’t know what I don’t know. :slight_smile:


I’m still interested in your thoughts on this. :slight_smile:

The pwncnc v9 is a very interesting boot. The files to make one if you have a printer are very reasonably priced and the model is fairly simple. It routes the dust hose behind the spindle and clamps to your z motor assembly.

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