Miter saw dust collection: underneath?

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Forum topic by Holbs posted 04-25-2017 02:54 AM 1683 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-25-2017 02:54 AM

I am catching up on some needed dust collection through out my shop. One notorious mess-maker is my Bosch miter saw. It is sitting up on some blocks of wood to be aligned with my left/right fold out wings. Instead of a large project of a dust hood, I tried out to simply use my 6” flex. I did some trial runs and am very pleased with the results. But there was debris underneath by a small amount coming from underneath backside since my miter saw is raised up on the feet. I am stumped to get that debris. I could seal the bottom and vacuum it out when needed. I’ve never head of folks doing any dust collection for under the miter saw. Ideas?
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#1 posted 04-25-2017 03:55 AM

hey i like what you did with the hose .simple and effective .i was thinking same as you about removing the middle section of the table under the saw and adding a pan or something to suck the dust out of . I had that big 12” milwaukee ,it would hook to a 4” hose .Got better dust collection the the kapex I have now . I will see if I can do something like you did for the kapex . thanks for the pictures

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 11:32 AM

Yes, I think the miter saw is one of the worst dust producers. I think if the makers of the saws would put a larger opening at the back of the saw, it might help. My hookup is a 2 1/2” hose and I fabricated a “shroud” of cereal box cardboard and tape to try & direct the dust to the back. Right now I have no pics, but, I’ll try and post one here later. It works pretty well. I still have dust at the bottom where you are talking about too.

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 01:44 PM

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 01:51 PM

This was meant to be a “Temporary First Try” at dust collection and I thought I would need to make changes and eventually evolve it to work the way I wanted. It worked so well I never changed it.

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