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Woodchoppin' and dancing till dawn
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#1 posted 11-14-2011 07:47 PM
This cleaning method does work very well. I have been doing this regularly for a couple of years now, and can quickly get the inside nice and clean. I will say though that even though I am also using a shop vac for “dust collection” I have never had any build up inside the saw get anywhere close to the gears. Unless I forget to turn on the vac, the only dust inside the saw is a couple inches along the sides before it drops down into the collection chute.
Just a different saw design I suppose.
Another thing. When I do the cleaning, there is a lot of fine dust blowing around, so I recommend wearing a dust mask. I do this regularly anyway since I don’t have a full blown dust collection system, but the dust created when I am blowing out the saw is about the worst I see when working in my shop, even though the vacuum part of the vac is trying to suck the dust in as the blower is pushing it out.
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#2 posted 11-15-2011 02:44 AM
Another fine installment in woodworking dementia. Thanks Chad for all you do. Keep em coming. We need a few good men and Dan to, to help us get through all our dusty situations. Hey Chad how about a shop tour? I would like to see some of those old tools you have hanging around.
-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com
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#3 posted 11-20-2011 06:09 PM
Good tip. the dancing?????????????Thanks
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