Dust Hood for the Sliding Miter Saw

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Project by SteveW posted 01-26-2013 11:50 PM 29124 views 19 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like the Bosch Sliding Compound Miter Saw, but the dust collection methodology is lacking.
So when I spotted a Woodsmith Tip via email regarding a “sliding dust hood” , I decided this would
really help with my saw.
Its nothing more than a frame with a 1/4” slot in the back, into which a captive plastic dust hood can slide
back and forth across the width.
With my large dust collector pulling from the back, the saw performs much cleaner now.
I have a .JPG of the Woodsmith Tip, if anyone needs the plan for it. Just private message me.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#1 posted 01-26-2013 11:58 PM

nice build SteveW,looks like it will do the job…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 12:44 AM

Nice work Steve!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 02:23 AM

great dust catcher steve,it turned out great.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 03:44 AM

Interesting design

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 05:57 AM

I like the sliding hood idea. Haven’t seen that before.

I have the same saw or a similar saw. The Bosch engineers did a horrible job designing the dust collection a large portion of the dust hits swing arm of the saw and goes every where.

I took off the bag and replaced it with a vacuum hose. The bag on my saw didn’t capture much and every time I touched it a could of dust escaped.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 11:51 AM

This is a really clever solution. Simple, but looks effective. Does it capture most of the dust?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 12:54 PM

Have no doubt that a bunch of folks will “borrow” this idea … very clever with the sliding catch hood!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 01-27-2013 10:12 PM

Brilliant Idea! Love your saw too!


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 08:33 PM

thanks for all the replies…It sure does help with capturing most of the dust from this saw.
I also have a vacuum hose attached where the bag is attached.
Both of them together make it quite manageable for cleanup.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#10 posted 02-02-2013 08:10 PM

Looks good.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#11 posted 04-12-2013 04:47 PM

“but the dust collection methodology is lacking”

HA! That’s an understatement, applies to every miter saw I’ve ever used. When the designers finally sign off on the saws, I think they should make them stand behind one of these things for a full workshift while somebody cuts MDF the whole time, then ask them if they have any improvements in mind. Seems like they’re so eager to get us to fill out their customer surveys but they never seem to use their own products before sending them off into the world.

You, however, have done the world a favor and provided a workable solution and invited us all to use it, and contact you if we need any more help. I say you should get to make the first cut in my rant-scenario above. Thanks for the info and ideas.

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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