Shop Tip - Turn Your Tablesaw into a Downdraft Sanding Table

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Project by ChuckM posted 03-12-2013 10:48 PM 3967 views 28 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this downdraft sanding station sometime ago based on a tip published in the WOOD magazine. The add-on fits into the miter-slots and is used with the dust collection system attached to the tablesaw. Make sure the tablesaw is unplugged before turning on the dust collection system if you use an auto-vac switch.

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 03:21 AM

Now thats thinking!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 01:17 PM

Nice idea!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 02:12 PM

For some time, I’ve been meaning to:

1) Build a downdraft table
2) Add a dust-removal system to my TS

This gets both done in a very straightforward way! Thanks for the tip!

-- Jim in Tennessee

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 04:06 PM

Now that is pretty darned cool.

I already have the downdraft panels from Rockler. Haven’t made the box yet, and now I’ll use this idea instead.

Thanks for the tip.

-- -- Don from PA

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#5 posted 03-13-2013 09:25 PM

Nice job!

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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