I found bonesbr549’s post on his solution to optimize the overhead dust collection on his SawStop. I was going to attempt to apply his solution to my new SawStop. I went to my local Woodcraft store today in hopes I could find all the dust connector devices I would require. I got lucky. I can put all the parts together, but I will add a rubber connector for my SawStop 4” port. I will connect the 90 degree angle bend part shown below with that 4” rubber connector.
The photograph below shows generally how these parts will fit together. I use my Grizzly G0703 1 1/2 hp cyclone dust collector by connecting it directly to each machine I use in my shop, I use Dust Right’s easy to connect devices to fit my dust collector’s hose to each machine. It does a good job for me.
I could not find a cap to place over the 1 1/2” overhead hose when not in use so I added this manual gate to serve that purpose. So the gate will be closed when I am not using the overhead collection system.
-- --- Happy Howie