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I recently replaced my DW705 CMS with a DWS780 SCMS. The dust collector I built for the 705 was to small for the 780. I have several sheets of used plywood so I started out from scratch making a new one. I used one of the bigmouth collectors in the bottom that, right now, dumps into a 1/2 plastic 55gl drum. The outlet of the bigmouth can be connected to a DC if needed. The outlet for the dust chute is at the rear of the sliding tubes so I had to go past it a couple inches to keep it from pluggin up. Because of the sliding tubes it ended up being a pretty big collector. It doesn't get all the fine dust but it gets most of the chips. If I had the DC hooked up it would probably do better on the fine dust. Just completed it couple of days ago.

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Nice dust collector…..................Jim
 

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Nice job. I'm thinking about building something similar for my radial arm saw-this should help get me motivated. Thanks for posting.
 

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nice set up I want to make something like that for my saw
 

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Nice saw I just got one just like it I went with the Reseau 5000 dust collection hood it is easy to move around and was not very expensive I have used it on my older saw too but it works better mounting wise on this saw .
 

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Nice job, having just built one myself (just posted) I realise how fiddly it can be to accomodate all actions of the saw, swing angle, compound cuts and the swivel and up and down action of the saw.

Hope it works for you.

David
 

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Very nice! I need to build one for mine as well…
 

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Thanks for the comments. It is still a werk in progress.

David because of the sliding tube I had to make it this size. There is some tweaking I'm sure I will have to do but for now it is better than what I had. I am thinking maybe a flexible cover on the front side but haven't used enough since I built it to really try anything diff.

Dude I hadn't heard of this unit but it looks interesting. I was trying to stay with reclaimed wood here.
 

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A few of pic to show how it werks.

Sawdust builds up and falls through the big mouth collector built into bottom.





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Then it falls into the plastic drum underneath. I could hook up a hose to the DC but most of the cuts I make are quick cuts so DC wouldn't have time to get up to speed before cut is through.


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Still need to do a little tweaking around the edges as a small amount escapes when making angle cuts though I don't make many angle cuts anyway
 

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