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The Best Dust Collection For A Bandsaw

04-17-2020 07:55 PM by James E McIntyre | 5 comments »

One of my least favorite task is vacuuming out my band saw. I recently installed a 6” riser block on my 14” Grizzly band saw. The dust collection that comes with most band saws are the worst. A band saw is like a screen door with leaks from every angle.To remove the dust the suction needs to be great and close to where the sawdust is being created and at the lower wheel where the original 4” dust port is. I’m working on a QSWO mirror surround for our guest bathroom. It’s 11’ w x 4’. It has a detail part that needed to be resawed to 5/8” h x 1-1/4” w and 11’ long so I decided to make an under the table dust collector. I used the table pin and rare earth magnates to ho...

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