LumberJocks

Dust collection solution for my Unisaw

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Brad_Nailor posted 11-26-2009 03:07 AM 7487 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My new Unisaws’ dust chute just dumps on the floor..can’t have that! I tried to track down the Delta made dust collection adapter , but since this saw is 8 years old I couldn’t find one anywhere, so I figured it would be easy enough to make one. Here it is, in all its simple get ‘er done fashion!

Just a 4” universal dust fitting from Woodcraft, and some leftover 1/4” ply. I made sure the bottom of the outlet flange was even with the end of the dust chute to try and get the sawdust out as efficiently as I can. I was thinking I might go around all the seams with some foil back tape I have leftover from sealing up the seams on all my duct work in my house.

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248



6 comments so far

View RandalH's profile

RandalH

2 posts in 2082 days


#1 posted 11-26-2009 08:51 AM

David,

I managed to track down that dust chute part for my Unisaw a few years back (don’t even remember where I found it). However, I like yours just as well, if not better.

Randy

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112862 posts in 2324 days


#2 posted 11-26-2009 08:55 AM

looks good

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View CanadianWoodChuck's profile

CanadianWoodChuck

395 posts in 2660 days


#3 posted 11-26-2009 02:38 PM

Should work great. What about a sloped piece inside the cabinet so it feeds the sawdust towards the shoot. That would make it similar to the new saw and not much stays in the cabinet. Just a thought Dave

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce) http://3dwoodworkingplans.com

View Brad_Nailor's profile

Brad_Nailor

2532 posts in 2704 days


#4 posted 11-26-2009 04:22 PM

Bruce
Actually, Delta had that idea already! The bottom of the cabinet is a slanted dust chute. I aligned the bottom edge of the dust port with the bottom edge of the dust chute, so the chute should funnel the dust right to the opening. I haven’t really given it a workout..I cut a few pieces of scrap to test it out but it seems to work good so far! I can feel air being sucked down through the insert..which reminds me..I have to make some zero clearance inserts!

-- http://www.facebook.com/pages/DSO-Designs/297237806954248

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

3599 posts in 1941 days


#5 posted 11-26-2009 05:19 PM

BN: Shoot looks good—that’ll work. Next, do like you talked about and tape up every crack and crevice in and around the top and any other holes you find with the foil tape. If you don’t, you’ll see dust escaping, and it’ll be on the floor all around the saw. I taped every crack and hole I could find when I got my saw with that tape.
Stopped that nonsense. No more dust all over the saw sides and on the floor. Works for me-should for you.
Have a good gobbler day, and keep on keeping on.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

View Silvo's profile

Silvo

19 posts in 1853 days


#6 posted 01-07-2011 01:04 PM

I know this was posted a while ago but I just stumbled across it today looking for some info. I am currently planning to retrofit my Rockwell unisaw with the new dust collection system off the latest model unisaw.

You can find all the parts and instruction manuals for most delta models on their service site.
http://www.deltaportercable.com/ServiceAndSupport/PartsList.aspx

I purchased the major parts for just under $22. I know that’s a little more than the fix listed above but it works well for what I am doing.
A27746 BAFFLE $6.50
A27748 HOUSING $8.00
A24283 ADAPTER $6.96

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase