Table Saw Dust Collection #1: Upgrading My Table Saw's Dust Collection

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Blog entry by GreaseMonkey2275 posted 05-17-2015 02:02 AM 2109 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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About fifteen years ago I purchased a Delta Contractor’s Table Saw and after sweeping up mountains of sawdust I decided that it was time to do this a little smarter. I bought a table saw dust bag which I can honestly say has served me well in the past but now that I have retired from the Air Force and don’t have to worry about moving weight anymore I’ve decided to add to my collection. The new additions have included a 1958 Shopsmith and my most recent purchase, a Jet dust collector. Now that I have a dust collector I decided that it was time to retire that old table saw bag and replace it with some kind of enclosed setup that would connect to the dust collector. After looking at several designs and going from building a workstation down to what I really needed which became a simple downslope style. After I got it built I decided that it needed a coat of paint and it just so happened that I had some grey that matched the existing Delta grey pretty close. Unfortunately the dinner bell rang before I could run a board through it to see how well it works but I’m sure I’ll sneak back into the garage after dinner and test it out. I think the next plan is to build a zero-clearance throat plate and maybe I’ll finally have this table saw dust collection under control.

-- Jake

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#1 posted 05-17-2015 07:15 AM

Very nice

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#2 posted 05-17-2015 07:28 AM

color coordinated and every thing. Nice job!!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#3 posted 05-17-2015 07:15 PM

Looks like that will do the job for you, but … (there is always a but in there) ... I would to recommend using a blast gate at each port so that you can use other tools on the same dust collector.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 05-17-2015 08:30 PM

I thought about doing that originally but as small as my third garage is, I really don’t have the space to worry about having multiple machines hooked up to the dust collector at the same time. If I decide to get a larger dust collector I will definitely look into using blast gates and multiple ports.

-- Jake

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