Dust be gone - Part 1

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 09-20-2010 04:23 AM 12477 views 17 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All I need is an English carny to do an infomercial…… But wait..

This should have been the first thing I made when I got my TS but I didn’t have an industrial Dust collection up until last weekend (thank you HF) and the shop vac connected to the contractors saws puny output didn’t make much of a difference.
So, after eating dust for about two years here I am.

Part 1 covers the lower main section of dust collection which includes sealing of the back and front. Hence sacrificing tilt. But I rarely do angle cuts and if need be, I can always remove the 2 blocking culprits.

I decided on the Big Horn dust hood. Note that there’s also a big gulp that looks just like this with one major difference, that one does not have lip on all 4 sides and can’t be used in TS. So after I made the correct size frame and hole, and holding brackets, I cut it in half. (the only way to install it unless you want to take the TS apart).
The cutoff for the back was ez and a strip of tape from inside, took care of front. So about 75% of dust has been eliminated. In Part 2 I will be adding over the blade gizmo.That should Eliminate rest of the dust.

THX for looking.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 09-20-2010 05:39 AM

I have been kind of tossing a similar idea around in my head. My saw is a delta contractor saw, but the concept is very similar. I think I could do something like this pretty easily. You could probably even get away without a vacuum or dust collector to some degree. Just let the funnel carry the dust down into a 5 gallon bucket. Dump it out when it gets full.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#2 posted 09-20-2010 08:52 AM

Another one bites the dust!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 09-20-2010 04:37 PM

I have the same saw. This is going in my favorites becuase this is something I need to do. The shopvac helps this saw but is not good enough.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 09-20-2010 10:05 PM

I’ll put it on my to do list. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 10-02-2010 01:37 PM

If you never want to take the back off to make bevel cuts you could try and make a bevel cutting sled that raises the workpiece to the proper angle and runs in the miter slot while the blade remains in the 90 degree position. Just a thought…

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