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Forum topic by trsnider posted 10-21-2019 05:36 PM 232 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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trsnider

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10-21-2019 05:36 PM

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Probably a dumb question but..
I’m using a zero clearance insert on my sawstop cabinet saw and get a lot of saw dust blowback on me and the top of the saw table when I’m using it. It seems to be more blow back than I got on my Delta. I thought it was normal for quite awhile but now I’m not sure and thought I’d ask the group.


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#1 posted 10-21-2019 05:54 PM

I have DC on all my machines and I really believe that my Saw Stop is the dirtiest machine I have. Having said that, I had never had anything other than Craftsman contractor machines before so have nothing to compare it to, but I have zero clearance plates on it and didn’t have this much. But all that said, my cuts on the saw stop are the best I have ever had.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 10-21-2019 05:58 PM



Probably a dumb question but..
I m using a zero clearance insert on my sawstop cabinet saw and get a lot of saw dust blowback on me and the top of the saw table when I m using it. It seems to be more blow back than I got on my Delta. I thought it was normal for quite awhile but now I m not sure and thought I d ask the group.

- trsnider

Are you using the blade guard? I don’t normally use it on my saw stop, but the few times that I did use it there was a significant drop in blow back and chips on the table

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#3 posted 10-21-2019 06:01 PM

The sawstop has such a small opening to collect the dust it’s just not that collective. Some blades are worse than others..

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#4 posted 10-21-2019 06:02 PM

I get the same thing. Only way I know to prevent it is to get dust collection close to the source. Either a more powerful dust port say 3-4”, like a Shark Guard or something like the guard in ShopNotes No. 92 (March 2007). Haven’t done it yet but may try it. Dan

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#5 posted 10-21-2019 06:19 PM

Yes, the diameter of the arm on the original overhead collection system is pretty small. I also get some blow back on the top of the table. Sawstop has introduced a new overhead collection system that has a 4” hose. I have not seen it in action, so I do not know how much better it performs.

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trsnider

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#6 posted 10-21-2019 06:48 PM

I’m not using the blade guard and don’t have the $$$ for the overhead collection system. GUess I’ll live with it for now. Thx.

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