Dust Collection Tip (Shown on Bandsaw)

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Blog entry by Shanem posted 12-21-2012 04:12 PM 5617 reads 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So first off I have a 14” Ridgid Bandsaw and have made a few modifications to it including a riser kit. I’ve made a jig to saw up to a 4’ log into boards. The thing works well but creates a lot of dust and the dust collection on this saw was the pits. I’ve seen the dust mod idea on the site a few times and it makes perfect sense.

The little trick I found when doing this mod is that I used a 4” piece of 4” dbII (type of electrical conduit). I usually pull my dust collector over to the piece of equipment I’m using and have a flexible hose. The flexible hose has a black pvc quick fitting on the end so that I can easily insert it into another length of hose or connector. So, here is the trick….. the outside diameter of the quick connector is the exact diameter to make a snug friction fitting with the dbII. All I have to do is slide the quick connector into the dbII and that’s it. Best part is the dbII is $8 for a 8’ length and you can make many connectors or joiners from one length. Much cheaper than $8-12 per connector. I’ll be incorporating this into my other pieces of equipment where I had trouble mounting the flexible hose before. I’m not sure if plastic pipe is measured the same as metal pipe (internal diameter). If it is, it may work for other types of plastic pipe.

Edit: I took the pictures just after I had it installed. Dust was from before I had it setup.

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#1 posted 12-21-2012 04:29 PM

So that is 4” DBII electrical pipe? Looks like it maybe a good replacement for 4” PVC all together. at $8 bucks for a 8’ length, thats cheap if my math is correct.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#2 posted 12-21-2012 08:46 PM

DC on these saws always sucks without modification. You will see a big difference with this setup.

-- DJG

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