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Forum topic by sawdustmaker1961 posted 02-25-2021 06:35 PM 285 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2021 06:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw dust collection diy

Hello to the group,
I need to add dust collection to my band saw, was hoping to see some pictures from others that have tacled this. Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 02-25-2021 06:54 PM

Following, I have an old Rockwell 14” I wouldn’t mind adding dust collection to.

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#2 posted 02-25-2021 07:43 PM

On my old Delta 14” this is what I did. I’ve read a few variations of this approach, and it might be handier to put the port in the bottom of the door. This did what i would call an acceptable job….it’s tough to retro fit the old 14” cast iron bandsaws. I don’t know how well it shows up in the pic, but I put a piece of plexiglass that was folded like angle iron covering the spot where the old port fit, until I did this a fair amount of dust could blow out the opening. This was a little unhandy since you had to remove it (2 sheet metal screws) to change blades.

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#3 posted 02-25-2021 08:00 PM

I like it!!

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#4 posted 02-25-2021 08:09 PM

Somewhere there is a picture of someone using a bit of flex pipe shoved under the table to seal that area into the port. I plan on trying that.

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#5 posted 02-25-2021 10:04 PM

I have a new 17 inch with two ports. I just laid 2-1/2” hose between the bottom of the table and the top of the lower cabinet. It made a huge difference in what was collecting at the five lower bearings (it was a lot). Food for thought too.

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