LumberJocks

Has anyone used the "Ripnado"? Bandsaw dust collection

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Rink posted 06-05-2019 07:11 PM 1271 views 1 time favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Rink's profile

Rink

127 posts in 519 days


06-05-2019 07:11 PM

I was at the Woodworking Show in March and saw a demonstration of the Ripnado. Same company that makes the Drillnado. The Ripnado is a dust collection accessory for the band saw. I thought it worked well and planned to stop back at the booth later in the day but totally forgot about it. Now, every time I use my band saw, I’m reminded of its dust collection dysfunction. I’m thinking I should bite the bullet and cut a 4” hole in the lower door for my dust collection hose (I have a 1990’s Delta 14” with a 6” riser). But I keep wondering about the Ripnado – has anyone here used one? This is it

An internet search turns up absolutely nothing.

David


20 replies so far

View DrDirt's profile

DrDirt

4592 posts in 4224 days


#1 posted 06-05-2019 07:48 PM

Must be really new… Zero reviews of it on Amazon.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

View ibewjon's profile

ibewjon

917 posts in 3275 days


#2 posted 06-05-2019 07:53 PM

Didn’t notice it at Milwaukee show. Can you post a picture?

View theoldfart's profile

theoldfart

10872 posts in 2933 days


#3 posted 06-05-2019 08:00 PM

This looks intriguing. I have a PM 14” with a 6” riser block. The dust port on the frame misses a majority of the dust.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

View Rink's profile

Rink

127 posts in 519 days


#4 posted 06-05-2019 08:07 PM



Didn t notice it at Milwaukee show. Can you post a picture?

- ibewjon

The only picture I know of is in the link in my original post.

David

View ibewjon's profile

ibewjon

917 posts in 3275 days


#5 posted 06-05-2019 08:22 PM

There is also a scrollnado.

View ibewjon's profile

ibewjon

917 posts in 3275 days


#6 posted 06-05-2019 08:37 PM

So it looks like the plastic insert goes under the table. So is drilling a hole in lower part of saw needed for dust hose? My Laguna 14” has a dust port right under the table and a lower one near the bottom. Works pretty well. I will post pictures of port locations if anyone is looking to add ports to their saws.

View Greg66's profile

Greg66

30 posts in 139 days


#7 posted 06-06-2019 01:34 AM

Save your money and cut a hole in your lower door. I bought the dust collection adapter with the saw (same as yours) that mounts beside blade right under the table. It only caught about 30% of the dust. I added a 4” port in the lower door and have a 4” hose to both. It now captures almost all of the dust.

View ibewjon's profile

ibewjon

917 posts in 3275 days


#8 posted 06-06-2019 02:10 AM

Laguna has 2 – 4” ports, one low on the side opposite of the lower door, and one on the side, high as possible below the blade. These connections are out of the way when changing blades. Don’t know if that will work for your saw.

View Rayne's profile

Rayne

1216 posts in 2021 days


#9 posted 06-06-2019 02:23 AM

Looks interesting. Hopefully the makers will post a video of it in use or something more than just what it looks like.

View Ocelot's profile

Ocelot

2323 posts in 3120 days


#10 posted 06-06-2019 09:38 AM

My grizzly has two ports also. As described by ibewjon on his Laguna.

View Rink's profile

Rink

127 posts in 519 days


#11 posted 06-06-2019 03:03 PM



So it looks like the plastic insert goes under the table. So is drilling a hole in lower part of saw needed for dust hose?
- ibewjon

There’s no drilling. the plastic (silicone?) inserts and hose are held on by magnets. It was very efficient when it was demonstrated. It seems like a good idea, maybe a bit overpriced, but with no apparent company support and apparently not too many users. If I heard from a user that it worked well, I would probably give it a try (before cutting holes in my band saw).

David

View ibewjon's profile

ibewjon

917 posts in 3275 days


#12 posted 06-06-2019 04:28 PM

I don’t really see a path for the hose, and since Laguna has rectangular table insert, it is a no go for me.

View Lazyman's profile (online now)

Lazyman

3881 posts in 1869 days


#13 posted 06-06-2019 04:31 PM

I don’t think that would fit under my Grizzly bandsaw table. The bearings are in the way. I would probably try Rob Cosman's idea before spending $50. I would simply buy a flat crevice tool attachment for my shop vac or DC hose and cut a slot in it for the blade. You could even heat and flatten some PVC pipe for a custom fit. Just have to figure out how to attach it to the underside of the table. A little ball of JB Weld that I could drill an attachment hole might work.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View HokieKen's profile

HokieKen

10752 posts in 1620 days


#14 posted 06-06-2019 04:38 PM

I’ve been meaning to incorporate Cosman’s idea into my Grizzly too.

I see he uses the same high-dollar gasketing that I use for DC fittings that don’t quite fit ;-))

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

View therealSteveN's profile

therealSteveN

3633 posts in 1056 days


#15 posted 06-06-2019 05:14 PM

Rob went right at it, and he had a serious problem with no back side on the saw at all. His fix was to go exactly at the dust at it’s making, right under the cut itself. Seems like this Ripnado is doing just the same, without sawing through the vent like Rob did.

Prior to this there was a surge of ideas about putting a 2nd 2 1/4” fitting on the saws surround, but closer than the original dust chute was mounted to the blade. It required cutting into the saws blade surround. Some folks thought that voided the warranty…......Yipes, can’t be having that.

Whatever, the placements of BS’s dust chutes are the best examples of tool engineering where it head is stuck up a dark place. They would run a saw with no chutes, and where the sawdust piled up the deepest they put the chute.

Having something closer to the source makes all kinds of sense, if you make one like Rob did, or spend your coin, and buy the Ripnado, you have to decide if it’s worth 60 of your hard earned, or sheesh, I can do that…..

-- Think safe, be safe

showing 1 through 15 of 20 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com