Workshop Development #36: Sliding Miter Saw Dust Hood. Success and failure...

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by dbhost posted 12-20-2011 03:11 AM 3208 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 35: The library is done! Part 36 of Workshop Development series Part 37: Hunting and gathering for electrical and insulation work. »

Over the weekend I cobbled together, out of scrap in my shop, a quick and dirty sliding compound miter saw dust hood.

Materials are cast off 3/16” tempered hardboard for the back and ramp, 5/8” Aracuo ply for the top and sides, screws, nails, and of course 4” S&D PVC.

I made a measurement error on the width, even after measuring 3x, and ended up about 1” too narrow. But I can slide it back and forth as I go all the way with miter cuts…

I still have to seal the port hole that the 4” went through, and am likely to swap the Ridgid vac hose for my Peachtree hose to make connection easier. I won’t fee quite so bad about cutting the Peachtree hose…

It’s a simple open box, with a shallow ramp that simply guides the junk to the port. No clue how well it is going to work, but it has to beat just the vac hose port…

-- Please like and subscribe to my YouTube Channel

2 comments so far

View Dick, & Barb Cain's profile

Dick, & Barb Cain

8693 posts in 4717 days

#1 posted 12-20-2011 05:26 AM

Nice looking set up. I sure hope it works out good or you.

Those cut off saws sure throw the sawdust around.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

View bluekingfisher's profile


1333 posts in 3397 days

#2 posted 12-20-2011 12:16 PM

Good job on the dust collector, i am about to start mine. I was thinking of having my air intake pipe come in from above with the angled ramps positioned vertically at either side of the incomng duct

I would be interested to hear if you have views on yours efficiency when t has been given a good enough test run.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics