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Miter saw cart with dust hood, thien dust seperator. Dewalt 779

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Project by Revhard posted 04-08-2018 08:46 PM 12096 views 19 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to take my mitersaw off my workbench. I had it installed as a fliptop but as cool as it was, it was inconvenient. Sold the Dewalt cordless mitersaw and bought the DWS 779. Time to make a new stand!!

The wings extend just short of 11ft. Bought a “big gulp” 4” hood and installed it just behind the saw. For dust collection im using my HF dust collector and a shop vac with a thien baffle cabinet that stores a 5 gallon bucket. Anyone that has a dewalt 779 or 780 knows the design of the dust collection is just terrible.

The hood is used for just straight cuts and is removable for miter and bevels cuts. For miter cuts, there is also a removable 6” tall barrier to somewhat contain the dust.

I didnt want a fence so i just made a couple of stops and installed a starrett measuring tape.
One of the stops is used for 12” or shorter repeatable cuts.





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Revhard

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#1 posted 04-08-2018 08:52 PM

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EarlS

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#2 posted 04-08-2018 10:00 PM

That is a MITER impressive cart. Sorry I just had to say it. I think you have all the bells and whistles anyone could ask for. The built in dust collection caught my eye, complete with a thien baffle to boot!!!

Do you have any problems with dust coming out the front of the hood? I know there was a project posted a few days back where they used heavy wide rubber pieces to make curtains on both sides of the

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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Mike_D_S

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#3 posted 04-09-2018 02:13 AM

Nope it’s terrible, you better let me come pick it up so you don’t have to look at every day…...

My favorite part is the wings. I’m always dragging out the roller stands for pieces 30” long or so. A design like this would be just what I need.

Mike

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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Revhard

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#4 posted 04-09-2018 07:03 AM

Even with the hood off the big gulp and shopvac does capture a lot of the dust in the fixed position. But when doing a slide cut there’s no controlling it.


That is a MITER impressive cart. Sorry I just had to say it. I think you have all the bells and whistles anyone could ask for. The built in dust collection caught my eye, complete with a thien baffle to boot!!!

Do you have any problems with dust coming out the front of the hood? I know there was a project posted a few days back where they used heavy wide rubber pieces to make curtains on both sides of the

- EarlS

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-09-2018 11:33 AM

This is a wonderful miter saw base and you have done a very nice job on it. It will be a fine addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Woodbie

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#6 posted 04-09-2018 08:55 PM

Very nice miter saw

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Miter_Saw_Jim

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#7 posted 04-15-2018 08:33 PM

Awesome job! Agree with you on the dust collection system of the dw780.

-- Jim Niehaus https://perfectcutsandmiters.com

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Diogo

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#8 posted 05-12-2018 10:39 PM

It looks great.

-- Diogo

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Bob

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#9 posted 05-17-2018 09:43 PM

so sweet, nice work

-- Bob

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jlwaf66

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#10 posted 04-20-2019 06:22 PM

Awesome job. I plan on incorporating the extension wings into my cart. I don’t understand how the star knob locks them in place. How does that work? Thanks!

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