Dust Collector - On The Cheap

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Project by jerrells posted 01-13-2012 07:53 PM 2263 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am finding that my DeWalt 788 make more fine dust that my old scrollsaw. As it does not have any type of dust collection port I needed to start finding a way to control the dust and not breathe so much. So around the shop I found a floor vac. attachment (not being used), and radiator hose clamp, and an ample supply of scrap wood. Put them all together with a little careful measuring and we have a dust collection system for the table top of the scrollsaw. As I have my scrollsaw mounted on an old kitchen cabinet I have a flat surface to work with. This way I can slide the nozzle back and forth as the project dictates. Also the hose clamp allows up and down movement to align it to needs at hand.

One problem solved now later I will work on the dust under the table. That is for another day.

Thanks for looking.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#1 posted 01-13-2012 08:03 PM

Brilliant idea. I just finished my woodworking bench this evening (i am in India) and tomorrow i have to fix the castors for it to complete it. ONce done, i would share with friends here.


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#2 posted 01-13-2012 11:24 PM


Interesting setup. Could show a photo or two with the saw attached? Thanks.

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 03:50 PM

You can do just about anything with some 2X4 scraps! Nice job!

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 04:10 PM

I like cheap, well done…..

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