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harum

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12-02-2020 10:18 PM

Greetings! I have been looking for ways to improve dust collection for a hybrid Jet table saw, JPS-10TS. The shopvac and diy cyclone bin connected to the dust port catch a good portion of the dust, however, a lot shoots up in the air at the blade throat and through the slit of the blade height adjustment handwheel.

Is there a good way to collect dust at the blade throat and to block other leaks? This is for a small two-car garage which is currently used only for storage and washer and dryer stuff.

Any reference would be greatly appreciated! Best wishes, h.

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#1 posted 12-02-2020 11:00 PM

You need an over arm collector.

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#2 posted 12-02-2020 11:31 PM

Thank you, Robert! Yes, have seen a few DIY overarms on the internet. Would a shopvac provide enough flow for both the dust port and overarm or a dedicated standalone cyclone unit is necessary? Best Wishes!

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#3 posted 12-02-2020 11:34 PM



Thank you, Robert! Yes, have seen a few DIY overarms on the internet. Would a shopvac provide enough flow for both the dust port and overarm or a dedicated standalone cyclone unit is necessary? Best Wishes!

- harum

probably not. Just the overarm probably though.

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#4 posted 12-02-2020 11:55 PM

I added the Shark Guard to my saw and the DC works pretty good but I still get some dust here and there.
I used a shop vac for a few years and then moved to a single stage collector and most recently converted it to a stacked cyclone. This works the best by far in my small garage shop. I added a hanging air filtration unit to catch the fine dust that is so dangerous to us.

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#5 posted 12-03-2020 01:34 AM

Is there a good way to collect dust at the blade throat and to block other leaks?

Any reference would be greatly appreciated!
- harum


Shark Guard: https://www.thesharkguard.com/ They were outstanding in helping me get one of their units for my 80’s vintage Craftsman 10” Flex-Drive TS.

The Shark Guard will catch most of the ‘flinging’ dust, with the exception of certain cuts.

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harum

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#6 posted 12-03-2020 03:24 AM

Thank you guys! Great help, as always! I’ll contact Shark Guard to see what they have for my saw.

Do I understand it correctly that with an overarm like at the photos there’s no need to also hook up the dust port at the back?
Best Wishes, h.

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#7 posted 12-03-2020 03:48 AM

I don’t have overarm dust collection. But I did get magnetic vent covers and cut them smaller to cover the opening at the crank handle, for better dust collection at the base. Covers up the slot on the base, where crank raises and lowers the blade. https://www.menards.com/main/heating-cooling/registers-grilles/deflecto-magnetic-vent-cover-3-pack/mvcx815/p-1562826573187-c-6879.htm?tid=-89581341203799162&ipos=1

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harum

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#8 posted 12-03-2020 04:26 AM

Thank you, WoodenDreams! Great solution for the crank handle opening, I should have thought of it.

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#9 posted 12-03-2020 09:39 AM

You’ll want to split the dust collection duties top/bottom. The blade collection fitting is 3D printed, so Shark Guard recommends (highly), that you have some means to support the weight of the hose attaching to it.

I made up some ‘plates’ out of 3/16” ply that have magnets recessed in them. They cover the back and side (where the flex shaft enters) and work well. I just put some 2” blue painters tape on the area where the tilt wheel is. I’m still pondering a solution for that area. Maybe some brush seals? For now I collect almost all the wayward sawdust.

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#10 posted 12-03-2020 03:53 PM

I agree with the others. I collect top and bottom.
I used magnetic tape and Centra to make covers for every opening. I used foam insulation spray to plug the gaps between the lower dust collection box and the saw base. It seems to work pretty well.

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#11 posted 12-04-2020 09:10 PM

Started with sealing all the dust leaks with magnetic mats. Removed the angle indicator, it’s kind of useless anyway when all angles are set with angle gauge. Here are the before and after photos:

Still have to hear back from Shark Guard.

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