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Forum topic by Keith Kelly posted 06-21-2019 04:10 PM 905 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keith Kelly

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06-21-2019 04:10 PM

I set up lights & cameras to visualize dust flow, and found a disconcerting ricochet happening on the flat edge of the dust port. Problems caused:
  • When cutting thicker stock, the dust ricochets back downward.
  • When cutting any stock, the flat edge causes air turbulence around the dust entry area (presumably)

Adding the flap does not interfere with any movement of the saw.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDQSWgTmGFo

Flap:

I have the GCM12SD. I expect the CM10GD would be built the same way, but the dust may follow a different path and contact with a different thickness of wood.

I’m posting this on two forums. If that’s breaking some sort of etiquette, let me know.

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Aj2

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#1 posted 06-21-2019 04:45 PM

I’ll try the little flappy thing. The plastic thing that came with the saw broke on my saw very early.
I added a piece of lead that works pretty good it will take a good hit from cut off pieces.
Thanks for the tips.

-- Aj

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Keith Kelly

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#2 posted 06-21-2019 04:47 PM



I ll try the little flappy thing. The plastic thing that came with the saw broke on my saw very early.
I added a piece of lead that works pretty good it will take a good hit from cut off pieces.
Thanks for the tips.

- Aj2

Lead?

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Aj2

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#3 posted 06-21-2019 05:33 PM

Ya,Metal that’s soft Lead.

-- Aj

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Keith Kelly

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#4 posted 06-21-2019 06:11 PM



Ya,Metal that’s soft Lead.

- Aj2

Interesting. I have never seen it used like that.

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runswithscissors

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#5 posted 06-24-2019 04:22 AM

Sheet lead is used for flashing around chimneys (and other things).

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Keith Kelly

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#6 posted 06-24-2019 04:28 AM

It makes sense… the properties/workability/conductivity are unique. My first thought was “isn’t lead dangerous?” and then I realized that half the stuff I use is dangerous….and that’s why we use the appropriate safety measures for whatever we’re working with.

Definitely tucking that in the back of my mind. Thanks for the tip.

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TungOil

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#7 posted 06-24-2019 06:37 AM

I made mine from some heavy rubber sheet

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