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Forum topic by rmeir posted 11-10-2017 10:43 AM 726 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-10-2017 10:43 AM

I have a rikon band saw, 14 inch. I cut firewood with it since doc wnt let me split anymore. so im cutting 8 inch white oak logs which generate a lot of dust. I have a 1 hp wall mounted dust collector going into a trash can collector and it does a fine job of taking the dust from the bottom of the saw the large port. Where it leaks dust is tru the bottom quide and of course the top of the table. I rigged up the shop vac to the botom port of the saw and it does ok but doesnt effect the top of the table. Ihave searched all around and there doesnt seem to be any ideas on how to capture dust that ends up on top of the table. What I was thinking was using a splitter and one of those floor sweep thing and mounting it on the far side of the table as most dust is getting pushed that way with the log. I also am thinking of making a playwood surround for the open bottom guide are and installing a port there. All that said anyone have any other ideas on how to collect dust from the top of the table? I have seen where guys just dangle a hose from the top of the saw to the table but i wonder how effective that is. Maybe if you used a big gulp or something it might be fairly effective. but I guess you just have to try it. So if someone has a better idea or knows of a video or
article on collecting that table top dust pls let me know. During firewood season that saw will run 4 hrs aday and that a lot of dust not only sweeping up all the spillage. thanks.

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#1 posted 11-10-2017 11:33 AM

Four hours a day!!? Sounds like you really need a splitter. That should cut your time down to 4 hours a week at most (maybe 4 hours a month) AND eliminate your sawdust problem.

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 06:47 AM

Yeah, you need a splitter.

Meanwhile, this works:

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#3 posted 11-11-2017 06:57 AM

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