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Forum topic by GraceAndDrew posted 01-12-2018 08:47 PM 1674 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GraceAndDrew

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01-12-2018 08:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

I have a job site table saw that is built into a DIY table saw/router table bench thingy. The main dust collection under the saw is good using a 4” hose. But, I throw sawdust everywhere from the top of the table, especially when cutting very thin cuts. For example, lets say my workpiece is a little too wide and I remove a kerf’s width (no cutoff piece left over, just saw dust). That dust sprays everywhere and mostly right on me.

I don’t use a guard because I use Grr-rippers.

I have heard of people using floor sweep attachments but I’m not sure where I would attach it.

Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks!

-- Grace & Drew Woodworking, http://graceanddrew.com


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Gilley23

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#1 posted 01-12-2018 09:00 PM

How about an articulating arm attached to the ceiling above that holds the suction hose? You could position it however you’d like for either the saw or router.

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#2 posted 06-22-2020 10:27 PM

I would like to build something just like that, an articulating arm attached to the ceiling above that holds the suction hose and the dust hood just above the table saw. Are there threads showing how others have done it? Would love to get some ideas.

Thanks.

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Splinterlicker

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#3 posted 06-23-2020 02:02 AM

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 06-23-2020 10:48 AM

The Badger Pond overarm guard is what you are looking for. I actually built one of these eons ago, and with my partucular layout could not figure out how to mount it to the ceiling. I wound up giiving it away. But it’s a well thought out DIY solution. Bear in mind this won’t do what you want for those edge cuts. You could make a side shield that fastens with velcro to attach. I had this on my (used) Excalibur basket. It works, but I declared it it to be too much of a pain and quit using it.

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nelsonohio

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#5 posted 06-23-2020 05:31 PM

Thanks for the info. This is helpful for me to design something for my setup. Are there more pics or info on different articulating arm designs? I would like mine to be flexible as my table saw will be more mobile and will not always be at the exact same spot when I put it down, within 6” radius, but not exactly the same spot.

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 06-24-2020 12:15 PM

What you refer to is one of the problems I didn’t want to solve. I’m sure there are pics out there, but I wouldn’t know where. One thing I could picture is an “L” arm hanging from the ceiling, in a manner that it swivels. Then on the lower leg of the “L”, a bracket that slides back and forth to hold the basket hardware. That should allow side to side and back and forth adjustment.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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farmfromkansas

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#7 posted 06-24-2020 02:35 PM

I have a Shark guard on my unisaw, but it is not portable. Works good though.

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