My ghetto $5 miter saw hood!

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Forum topic by Holbs posted 03-10-2018 10:39 PM 828 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2018 10:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miter saw hood

This shall be temporary…or forever, undecided :) For the longest time, I needed a hood behind my miter saw. Always a simple project to do, but found that I always had to finish something else. Well, while browsing a local auction, I picked this up for $5. Comes with plastic structures and metal poles. I immediately though of a miter saw hood :) With some tie wraps and a knife. And somehow, this actually works! Has zipper front to open fully for cleaning out, side pockets for storage, and made a “V” shape on the backside to enter into a 6” duct collection fitting.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 03-10-2018 11:39 PM

That’s slumming it, alright. Looks like your saw is ready to do some kind of magic act.

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#2 posted 03-11-2018 01:13 AM

Lol looks hilarious but I love that it’s functional. Chop on!

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 02:15 AM

Hey if it contains the dust-and all for $5 bucks who cares what it looks like.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 03-11-2018 06:57 PM

It even comes with side pockets for accessory storage! OOOooo….
I saw the Rosseua (spelling?) hood for miter saws. Basically the same thing, right? Fabric hood with tent poles (probably the flexible plastic ones).

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#5 posted 03-12-2018 02:16 PM

It looks like the miter saw is peaking out from behind a shower curtain. lol

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