Shapeoko 3 Dust Boot - Makita RT0701
Shapeoko 3 Dust Boot - Makita RT0701
You’ve been waiting and we’re excited to finally launch the Makita version of this dust boot!
Few things are more annoying than a dirty/dusty shop or, even worse, a failed part due to material build-up. This dust boot solves those issues, integrates a latching spindle lock, allows viewing of the cutting tool, brilliantly illuminates the cutting area with the optional LED ring, and prevents you from having to stand there for hours on end holding a vacuum up to your machine.
A lot of the current dust boots out there are a full skirt/dust shoe design that blocks visibility while machining, blocks access to the shaft lock for tool changes, and generally just gets in the way of everything.
A lot of brainstorming, design time, prototyping, and testing was put into this design to address all of the above concerns and the final result is a true game changer.
Visibility While Machining:
Not only is it fun to watch the part appear as the machine carves away material, but its always a great idea to keep an eye on the cutting tool to ensure that if anything goes wrong you'll be able to identify it before it becomes a huge issue. No one wants to wait until the end of a 5+ hour machining run to notice that the machine skipped a step or the bit wasn't cutting like it should have, etc. Notice that the slot for the brush material is only around the far ~270 degrees and the front face is left open for visibility. The strong suction force routed through the dust boot creates a wall of air that prevents dust and small chips from flying through the open face and provides visibility to the cutting area.
Available Brilliant 360° LED Illumination
Fully illuminate the cutting area with 360 degrees of light. We actively strive to create innovative and game changing improvements for our customers and this feature is the perfect compliment to the open machining visibility of the Reality3DP dust boot. 63 LED's are combined into a continuous light blanket that surrounds the cutting area, eliminates shadows, and doesn't blind the operator.
Integrated Spindle Lock Lever:
Going beyond just not interfering with the spindle lock, the dust boot actually integrates a spindle lock lever. Simply lift up on the lever and the spindle lock is engaged and locked, no need to continue to hold the lock. This vastly improves the tool changing experience by freeing up both hands and allowing you to precisely place and hold the cutter at the desired height with one hand and simultaneously tighten with the collect wrench in the other hand. Simply flip of the lever back down and the spindle lock is disengaged and you’re ready for machining.
Everyone unplugs their router before changing tools right? ….right? (Of course no one does). If the router were to turn on for some reason and your hand was on the cutter or collet wrench, your hand(s) would definitely lose that battle by a significant margin. The spindle lock is an added safety barrier that prevents rotation of the tool even if the router were to accidentally be turned on for any reason during the tool change.
Careful consideration was made to ensure that this design would not reduce the overall vertical plunging capability of the machine. The lowest point of this dust boot is still higher than the shaft collet, so there is no impact to machining volume.
Step 1: Loosen the router mount and rotate the router to align with the slot in the dust boot
Step 2: Slide the dust boot on to the router housing from below
Step 3: Tighten the two M5 bolts locking the dust boot in place (Allen key provided)
Step 4: Insert vacuum hose (and tighten thumb screw if desired)
.... That's it....
No exaggeration, this can be installed in well under 60 seconds; no machine disassembly needed. Even for someone completely unfamiliar with this install process, it should take no more than 5 minutes from opening the box to fully installed and up and running.
Don’t believe us? Watch the quick animation below to see for yourself.
Adaptable Vacuum Hose Size:
The two most common vacuum hose sizes are 2 1/2" and 1 7/8". With the included insert, the dust boot is designed to work for both hose sizes. No need to worry about a future vacuum upgrade making this dust boot obsolete or clunky with a bulky adapter you'd have to purchase.
The adapter is designed to precisely fit the inner diameter of the dust boot to ensure a perfect air-tight seal. Simply align the arrow on the adapter to the knob, press the adapter firmly into the dust boot, inset your 1 7/8" hose, and tighten the knob to the hose.
The industry standard hose sizes are named a bit odd, with the 2 1/2" hose size measuring roughly 2 1/4" (~58mm) in diameter and the 1 7/8" hose size measuring roughly 1 3/4" (~45mm).
Need a custom hose size? Send us an email and we'd be happy to make a custom insert for your exact need. (Sales@Reality3DP.com)
Everything you need to use and install the product is included:
Hose Adapter (2 1/2" to 1 7/8" Adapter)
Two 2" Brush Strips
Allen Key for Installation
With Optional LED Integration:
Integrated LED light w/ switch and power jack
Power supply (low profile for power strips)
DC Power Extension Cable (10ft)
Included Spindle Wrench:
In order to help with tool changes, a custom spindle wrench is included. This allows for easy tool changes and quick access to the spindle collet nut.
Included Brush Strips:
Included in the kit are two brush strips, both 2", and they can be slid in and out as desired. The prototype has been used with the original brush strip for quite a number of hours with no signs of needing replaced, but a second brush will be included anyway just to make sure no one has issues. The brush strips are a high quality flexible strip with fully fused bristles. Extra strips and 1" strips are available to purchase as well if desired. Click here for accessories.
Router Air Cooling Passages:
The Makita router is kept cool with an internal fan that forces air through the tool and out the bottom. This is normally great for typical router applications as it somewhat keeps the machining surface clean by blowing scrap away from the router, but as everyone has discovered, material still builds up on the part and your entire shop becomes a huge mess.
Blocking off the air would result in overheating and a quick death of the router, so the air must be diverted away from the cutting surface, but still allow for maximum cooling. As can be seen below, large air vents ensure that motor cooling is not sacrificed while diverting it away from the cutting surface.
High Quality 3D Printing:
Each dust boot is printed either on our custom high resolution delta 3D printer, or the award winning Prusa i3 MK3. This new delta printer allows us to reach impeccable print quality, while also significantly reducing manufacturing time in order to keep up with demand.
The vacuum attachment will suck up ~100% of the dust from machining, which is what creates that thin layer of dust over your entire shop and causes breathing issues for some if you spend a lot of time machining.
A very small amount of the larger chips could be left behind if the vacuum is a lower horsepower model, but it’s a small price to pay for the ability to watch the tool cutting real time.
The unique design feature of this dust boot is its ability to relocate the suction force to directly around the cutting tool instead of off to the side like other vacuum shoes. This greatly improves the performance even over full surround dust boots and opens up the ability for cutting visibility.
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Utilizing the Benefits of 3D Printing Manufacturing:
Typical manufacturing methods slow down innovation by limiting the practical number of prototype stages before production and slow overall product evolution by forcing massive investment and time delays for product design changes.
With 3D printing, product improvements can be quickly prototyped, tested, and integrated into the production environment without waiting for expensive tools to be created. The result is a nimble manufacturing methodology that directly benefits both the product and end customer.