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Grizzly G0555 -new dust port

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Blog series by Jim Jakosh updated 06-06-2011 03:06 PM 2 parts 12677 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Grizzly G0555 -new dust port #1:

08-07-2010 04:31 AM by Jim Jakosh | 6 comments »

I have a Grizzly G0555 14” band saw and have had a problem collecting the dust adequately. It has a 4” port on the back but I don’t have a big dust collector so I made a reducer for my 2 1/4” Genie Shop Vac that did not do much at all. I have been thinking about collecting the dust right below the blade for some time now. Wednesday I cut out some time to design and close in port.This is the first pic of the area under the blade: Then I made a paper model to get the ...

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Part 2: Grizzly G0555 Dust Port- Revised Design

06-06-2011 03:06 PM by Jim Jakosh | 7 comments »

I must admit my first attempt at a acceptable dust port for my Grizzly G0555 failed. It still left opening for dust to escape and I trashed it. I had to cut a lot of particle board in circles and thoroughly dusted the shop. That stopped me after that project and I wanted to collect the dust RIGHT OFF THE BLADE before it got to the lower port on the saw and everywhere else. So the following is what I came up with and it worked well after feeding 4 feet of particle board through it for a test....

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