Harbor Freight Dust Bag on Porter Cable PCB222TS

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Forum topic by pfleming posted 02-14-2016 03:01 AM 2335 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-14-2016 03:01 AM

Since my Porter Cable PCB222TS table saw has an open bottom, the dust port that’s built in can only do so much for dust collection. What I noticed was that it has a lot of dust drop out of the bottom of the saw. That got me looking for a way to enclose the bottom of the saw, without having to do a ton of mods to the saw itself…..enter the Harbor Freight dust bag. I read the reviews, and didn’t see anything I couldn’t live with. Some people said they had used rare earth magnets, epoxied in the snap holes on the bag, to attach the bag to the stand. With the PCB222TS having only 4 bolts holding the saw base to the stand, I decided to remove the 4 bolts and remove the saw from the stand. Then, with the saw sitting in the back of my truck, I used some clips I had lying around to hold the bag to the lip of the stand. With all of the clips out of the way, and the snaps on the bag over the edge of the stand, I sat the saw back on the stand, then replaced and tightened the 4 hold down bolts. The bag can’t fall out from under the saw, and one end is still held in place with clips, so this is where I can stick a vacuum hose to clean the bag out when it needs it. It seems to have really helped the dust situation from my table saw…..and all for a little over $5, with a 20% off coupon.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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#1 posted 02-17-2016 12:42 AM

My Bosch site saw did fair with a vacuum attached, but it had a shroud under the blade.

You could treat this bag like they do canvas items to reduce the air draw through the bag. It’d probably beef up the collection efforts a bit more.

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#2 posted 02-17-2016 01:00 AM

This one has a blade shroud, but there is so much more dust that drops out from the bottom without a bag. My vacuum actually tries to pull the bag up a little as it is. I seem to get the most dust when I use my sleds on top. It would also help if I had some thin rubber that I could cut, with a razor, and mount around the height adjuster in the front of the saw. I get a little dust from there, even though I taped over the biggest part of the opening. I think there’s a little bit left open on the left side of the adjuster.

-- Patrick, Mississippi

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