FoxAlien 4040-XE Vacuum Dust Shoe



Hi Guys,

Well, my “Suck It Up!!” Vacuum Dust Shoe setups are available for most home-use and light production CNC Router spindles.

*Original Suck It Up! for 52mm 300/500 watt spindles:

*Mini Suck It Up! for 45mm 60 watt spindles:

*Bauer/Makita/etc 65mm compact routers…(includes a 69mm to 65mm adapter to fit the FoxAlien DWP611 router bracket):

*Dewalt DWP611 and other 69mm compact routers:

Be sure you know what spindle you are needing my Suck It Up! to fit. Call with questions 602-397-4969 or email

Man, these really SUCK! I used some aluminum mill swarf from my mini mill and it sucks it right up. Wood, carbon fiber and router aluminum swarf will be easy-peasy! Video below.

All use an 1-1/4″ Shop Vacuum hose. Craftsman from Lowe’s and Amazon both fit perfect. The hose needs to be 1-1/4″ inside diameter and the hard plastic hose end needs to be removed….most rotate off backwards….”Righty-Loosey”

Production color/finish for each will be:
Mini and Original: Ryobi Green
Bauer/Makita: Machine Shop Red
Dewalt: Yellow
If you want another color, please note it in the text area of your order and allow a couple extra days.
These take 6 to 12 hours of 3D Print time to make, so please allow 3 to 10 working days for me to ship your order.

Resin 3D Printed in Siraya Tech “Build” resin, incorporates a 5/64″ thick laser-cut Delrin support on some models in the top, laser-cut foam gasket between the halves,  four rare earth magnets hold the halves together & make it easy to change bits and assorted length silicone 1-1/4″ and 1-1/2″ (Depending on model) pickup hoses. My designer Dave Kern and I put in a bunch of hours to get these done right. You will like these in your shop.

Install notes:

Upper shoe mounts to the FoxAlien 300 Watt spindle by pulling up on the fan on the top of the motor. Change out the two M4 x 100mm Phillips screws one at a time.

The 500 Watt spindle attaches with the four M4 x 16 Allen head capscrews.

The 60 Watt 45mm spindle mounts with two M4 x 14 Allen head cap screws

The Makita/Bauer 65 mm spindle mounts to the base of the router with two M4 x 60 Allens and two flange nuts. do not over tighten, the shoe is resin/plastic and only needs to be tight enough to hold the hose.

The Dewalt do the same as the Makita/Bauer except line the base two buttonhead Allens with the cutout in the rear bracket. The Dewalt you must hold firmly on the base of the router before snugging the Allens. The Dewalt has a large threading and not much metal to hang on to, that is why.

Choose the length of the silicone hose wisely. Be sure to allow room for hold down hardware to clear. Error on the shorter side and/or move the spindle to the four corners of your workpiece to verify clearance. What looks “too short” will still Suck really well 🙂 You can cut them to length easily if you need a between length. You can also cut the hose from the bottom a 1/2″ or so, this will help the hose to glide over mounting hold downs.

I include a 1-1/4″ shop vac hose connector. Funny, Amazon does not sell these, so I 3D Printed them. They will be assorted colors.  If you do the overhead mount, this enables you to join hoses and you can leave one attached and the other one, you can store easily.

I used a 12″ HarborFreight clamp, part numbers 62123, 46807, 68975, 69221, 69222, 63017

I used a 24″ piece of Flowguard Gold 3/4″ water heater PVC from HomeDepot, part number 206153

To hold the hose to the pipe, I used HomeDepot Nite Ize 24″ Loopable Gear Tie

Eleven foot 1-1/4″ vacuum hose, so you can put the vacuum in a closet/cabinet to quiet it down. From Amazon

You can do whatever, but these are a good start, and pretty reasonable in price.

Below is cutting Carbon with no debris. What you see around the cuts in a removable clear covering to keep scratches. It just peels off.



Additional information

Weight 1.0 lbs
Suck It Up! To Fit:

Dewalt DWP611 69mm, Bauer/Makita 65mm, 300/500 Watt 52mm, 60 Watt 45mm

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