Rigid R4510 Dust Collection

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Forum topic by Brazz04 posted 01-12-2016 04:02 AM 3796 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2016 04:02 AM

I have a Rigid R4510 table saw that I completed a few upgrades on. The dust collection really needed to be addressed as a lot of sawdust fell out of the bottom of the saw. I also added a zero clearance throat plate as well as covered the opening where the extendable table was. The dust collection seems to work very well, I would like to add a 90 degree elbow for ease of connecting the dust collection hose. I have had this saw for a while now and for the money it has been great! I saw during Christmas it was only $200 at Home Depot, too bad I didn’t get that deal!

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#1 posted 01-12-2016 04:01 PM

I am in the process of doing the same to my old Craftsman TS. I bought the same plastic chute you have.
Trying to decide if I should just add a Dust Deputy to my Rigid Shop Vac or spend a lot more on a Harbor Freight DC and modify it. Looks like you could use a better filter on your DC, take a look at Wynn Environmental

-- Joel, Encinitas, CA

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#2 posted 01-12-2016 05:48 PM

I have the same saw and was thinking of doing pretty much the same thing.

I have held off because I would like to sell it and get a cabinet saw.

Dust collection on it is not all that great I would say between 50% and 75% can be caught in stock form.

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#3 posted 01-13-2016 02:24 PM

Joel_B I am planning to add a Wynn Filter to the DC, I think that will help get me by with the tools I have now. I have really liked the Harbor Freight collector so far, I waited until it was 169 in the store and then used a 20% coupon and got it for only 145 with tax. Great investment for the money!

Bill1974 I would say now the saw is catching closer to 90-95% of the dust now. The only cost I have in it is 1/2” plywood, four new (Longer) bolts, and the catch pan/4” connection. I am glad that it is working this well!

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#4 posted 05-25-2016 04:28 PM

Brazz04 I have the same saw and have the same issue with sawdust. I’ve been looking everywhere for something that could help with the issue of sawdust all over the floor. Your idea seems to be the best option of all. Did you cover the rip fence storage area or does the plywood go under it so you can still store the rip fence? How did you attach the piece of plywood that covers the dust shoot? Did you have to dismantle the saw stand to be able to pass the two bottom pipes through the plywood?

-- Jose

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#5 posted 06-23-2016 10:04 PM

Jose, The rip fence area is open still and the fence can still be stored as usual. You can remove the 4 screws that hold the saw to the saw to the stand and buy bolts that are a few inches longer. Then get a piece of 1/2” or 3/4” plywood to use as the base. After the saw is assembled again, you can slide the dust collector hose on and off easily.

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#6 posted 06-24-2016 02:06 AM

Brazz04 thanks for the reply. What were the measurements of all the cuts you made to the plywood all around including the extension wing piece if you don’t mind me asking? Also, did you use t-nuts to attach the wing extension piece? And how did you attach the ply to cover the original dust shoot hole?

-- Jose

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#7 posted 06-24-2016 12:47 PM

How is the saw beveled with the rear opening closed up?

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#8 posted 10-27-2016 04:45 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for the good ideas! I know what I’ll be doing this weekend!

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