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Forum topic by Rhaugs posted 06-11-2019 08:07 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rhaugs

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06-11-2019 08:07 PM

Hi guys,
Still designing my dust collection.. I was thinking about having one pipe run on the floor to my table saw, but not sure how I like the tripping hazard. If I do a ceiling run with a drop, where is the best place for the drop to go? I’m thinking the back right corner (standing from infeed) just beyond the maximum range of the fence… Good spot? Or is a floor run better?


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 06-11-2019 08:15 PM

That is a big trip hazard. If you are not too far from a wall, could you have the concrete cut and bury the duct under the floor? Coat the steel duct in roof coating to prevent rust. Messy and alot of work, but nice if you can. I have a crawl space under my concrete floor and ran the dc pipe through it. If you cut the floor, put in a conduit and a floor box for a receptacle, then no cord to trip on either. Unless this is a garage and part time shop and you are moving the saw.

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Rhaugs

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#2 posted 06-11-2019 08:29 PM

I am in a 2 car garage, and cutting the floor is way too expensive for my shop size.

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#3 posted 06-11-2019 08:55 PM

My drop is the left rear corner and that is mainly because of the way my shop is laid out.
Right rear was the spot I wanted but couldn’t because of per-existing conditions on the ceiling.
I highly recommend dropping from the ceiling if you can as it totally removes the trip hazard and that’s a good thing as we get older.
I actually have two drops at the saw. A 5” drop that goes to the bottom of the saw and a 4” drop for the Shark Guard.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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Rhaugs

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#4 posted 06-11-2019 08:59 PM



My drop is the left rear corner and that is mainly because of the way my shop is laid out.
Right rear was the spot I wanted but couldn t because of per-existing conditions on the ceiling.
I highly recommend dropping from the ceiling if you can as it totally removes the trip hazard and that s a good thing as we get older.
I actually have two drops at the saw. A 5” drop that goes to the bottom of the saw and a 4” drop for the Shark Guard.

- fivecodys

I’m thinking back right in order to avoid any wide/long stock getting cut and then stuck on the piping. I would try to use solid pipe most of the way to the floor and flex only when necessary

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fivecodys

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#5 posted 06-11-2019 10:22 PM


- fivecodys

I m thinking back right in order to avoid any wide/long stock getting cut and then stuck on the piping. I would try to use solid pipe most of the way to the floor and flex only when necessary

- Rhaugs

That would be the optimal way for sure but my shop converts to a garage at night so everything has to be up and out of the way so SWMBO’s car can sleep there :)

Here you can see the DC hoses in their “Stored” configuration. The rest of the system is 5” ductwork from Oneida.

For wide board cuts/rips I simply move the 5” hose out of the way. It has been a non-issue.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 06-12-2019 10:31 AM

That’s where I put mine (back right corner), and I’m quite happy with it.

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

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#7 posted 06-12-2019 11:51 AM

Mine drops at the right rear corner it gives me 32” fence to blade.

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fivecodys

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#8 posted 06-12-2019 08:18 PM



Mine drops at the right rear corner it gives me 32” fence to blade.

- Bob5103

Great looking shop Bob!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#9 posted 06-12-2019 08:33 PM

@fivecodys
Thank you.

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#10 posted 06-13-2019 03:39 AM



Hi guys,
Still designing my dust collection.. I was thinking about having one pipe run on the floor to my table saw, but not sure how I like the tripping hazard. If I do a ceiling run with a drop, where is the best place for the drop to go? I m thinking the back right corner (standing from infeed) just beyond the maximum range of the fence… Good spot? Or is a floor run better?

- Rhaugs

Yes, back right corner is best. Anything else will be in the way. Put your electrical drop there too. Nothing should be on the floor.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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Madmark2

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#11 posted 06-13-2019 06:40 PM

If you have a hybrid or cabinet saw cap the dust port and wait for the saw to fill 1/2 way and then use a flex hose on the floor for clean out. No need to run the vac for every cut and no trip hazard until clean out time. Easy peasy. Use overhead blade vac for trimming rips if you must but otherwise KISS.

M

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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Redoak49

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#12 posted 06-13-2019 08:37 PM

I do not turn on my DC every time I make a cut on my saw. If I am just trimming a board or two, I do not bother. The next time I turn it on, all the dust in the cabinet gets sucked up.

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