My Shop Fox bandsaw has a dust port at the bottom of the lower wheel. It does a decent job of getting the dust that stays in the cabinet, but like most bandsaws mine sends a lot of dust under the table. I had a few dust collection parts laying around and decided to try and add some dust collection just below the blade. Here’s what I came up with:
Detail of 2 1/2” port under the table
I epoxied a couple of rare earth magnets to the dust port. It rests on part of the base and the magnets hold it to the cast iron table
When I first connected my DC hose, the Y connection sagged down and almost came off the port on the saw. I cut a little bock of wood to support it.
A few more magnets hold it in place.
The improvement in dust collection is remarkable. It took about a half hour and some parts laying around. Wish I would have done this sooner.
Thanks for looking.
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