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Forum topic by precisionwood posted 12-03-2021 11:21 PM 322 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-03-2021 11:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sawstop professional 3 hp under table dust collection solution question tablesaw tip

Hello all! so i have a sawstop professional 3 HP table saw that i absolutely love with one minor design flaw that drives me nut’s. wondering if anyone else has ran into this issue and has a great fix? Under the saw blade has a dust collection tube that funnel’s into a oblong 4” dust collection port. Every time i mitre my blade the hose want’s to come off the port and if i don’t pay attention the saw housing fill’s up.i alway’s know when the small tube is off the oblong port when it start’s spiting saw dust in my face. i have a cabinet with a bank of drawer’s to the left side that the topside’s flush with the saw table to act as a fall off table. With that being said the access door to the left only opens about 20%, which makes accessing the oblong dust port a pain in the ass.It take’s 2 people and a whole lot of patience to get it back on and I’m completely over it. Wondering if anyone else has this same issue and if they have figured out a good solution to this issue?? Please Help!!!!

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#1 posted 12-04-2021 12:01 AM

I have the PCS and did a deep clean last week. I pulled the whole flex tube out to increase working room for the cleaning. You’re right; that flex tube isn’t exactly easy to get back on.

My access door swings fully out of the way. That would be the first thing in your situation that needs to be corrected.

To increase working space, I elevated the blade/trunnion to the full up position. The blade shroud doesn’t move up with the blade.

It’s still a bit of a kabuki dance. I found that the SawStop vids on cleaning and lubing the PCS were helpful in understanding how to lift and tilt the blade to provide maximum space to work inside the cabinet. The vids are available on SawStop’s web site or YouTube.

The band clamp that secures the flex tube to that oblong port needs to be loosened nearly all the way. Slide the flex tube over the port as far as you can, then move the clamp up and into place. I wasn’t able to get the clamp and the tube secured if I tried to put them in place simultaneously.

-- Ray

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#2 posted 12-04-2021 12:11 AM

I assume we are talking about the upper portion of the hose which connects to the two dust shroud halves. The first thing to do is ditch the hose clamp provided by Sawstop which has the thumb lever on it. Get a hose clamp or dust collection clamp that has an actual screw head you can turn with a screwdriver or nut driver. Most people have a hard time getting those thumb levers tight enough by hand. But also be careful not to go gorilla on the thing and cinch it down until you crack something.

-- I have a tool collection problem...

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