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Project by SuperCubber posted 09-18-2021 12:57 PM 845 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Try to ignore the mess… Still setting up this new shop.

One of the projects on the to-do list was overhead dust collection on the table saw. I spent way too much time researching to find what I wanted (yes, I know I could have bought the one from SawStop).

This is heavily influenced from Mike Farrington on YouTube. Though my blade guard is quite different.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC





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RDan

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#1 posted 09-18-2021 05:11 PM

Nice and simple solution. My Basement shop has low ceilings, so I just route the hose up to the ceiling. Dan

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therealSteveN

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#2 posted 09-18-2021 05:21 PM

I have the one on Amazon. I’ve found it does ok, but putting in a Y and also attaching to the cabinet below it does much better. I had thought about them, one day I saw it for much less $$$ and got it.

I use mine like you are showing with a short Shark Guard splitter for non through cuts, and the PSI guard on the tube. Rips and crosscuts have my Shark attached. The Shark has the 4” port on top, so for the overarm, and the tubing there is no change, just swap out the over blade portion, and go. It works safely, and the DC is more efficient from both sides of the blade, than just below. It’s a good upgrade.

-- Think safe, be safe

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pottz

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#3 posted 09-18-2021 07:56 PM

so the big question,how well does it work.i had one on my last saw and rarely used it,it was always in the way and it really didn’t help a whole lot.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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SuperCubber

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#4 posted 09-19-2021 12:18 AM



so the big question,how well does it work.i had one on my last saw and rarely used it,it was always in the way and it really didn t help a whole lot.

- pottz

It’s okay. It definitely grabs dust and it is an improvement. That said, it certainly doesn’t get it all.

So far, it’s only been in the way for very narrow cuts. Having the ability to move it in three directions really helps position it so it’s out of the way.

If I were to do it again, I would make the guard narrow to better direct the flow. Maybe someday I will…

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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pottz

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#5 posted 09-19-2021 12:40 AM

if it really sucked up 90%+ of the dust and was easy to move out of the way when needed id probably do it again.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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SuperCubber

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#6 posted 09-19-2021 01:36 AM

This one is super easy to move. I knew I’d never use it if it wasn’t. One thumb screw (will probably change to a knob) and it’s up and out of the way.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC

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jkinoh

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#7 posted 09-19-2021 03:12 PM

I made a “prototype” adjustment for the arm to hold dust cover over blade. The plan was to replace with an aluminum version. It’s been probably 12+ years and I have yet to update!

-- Why buy it for $300 when you can make it for $500!!

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