I would be a bit worried about hooking up to the dust collector unless you had a way to let some air through unimpeded. If you use the SS DC, perhaps you just unplug one of the other vents.
You might not get the same amount of theoretical holding power using the DC versus a vacuum, but if the table has any size I bet it would work just fine. With a full vacuum, you get 14.7 PSI of pressure, which works out to over a ton per square foot (14.7 PSI x 144 in^2). While the DC wouldn't pull near full vacuum, you make up for it in size; for instance if it only pulled 1 PSI, you'd still have 144 PSF.
Mark V/510, Mark V/500 with parts for 510 upgrade, bandsaw, jointer, belt sander, DC3300 w/1 micron bag
Home designed and built CNC router, another CNC router
Way too much other stuff and not enough space