In our shop (like many) one of the most frequently used tools is the miter saw. Coincidentally, it’s also the machine that seems to make the most dust. In order to keep the dust at a minimum, it was time to upgrade our miter saw station. The plan is to purchase a second saw, and have the 2 saws share a long, connected fence. So, I started with building base cabinets to hold the saws: As I previously mentioned, dust was always a big issue in our shop. To help aid in that, I purchas...
Hooked my Rockler universal dust port hose to my current Ridged 1HP DC via an adapter and 4” flex hose Stumpy Nubs may have a point; I get a lot of build up in the 4” hose and I can see the flow is very restricted at the 2” hose end. When I pull off the adapter the chips disappear from 4” clear pipe like magic. So the restriction via from the stepdown and the jig itself are creating a super low velocity. After talking with my friends over at Rockler in Tukwila, they informed me t...
I received delivery this afternoon of the Woodcraft 4” rubber cuffs I ordered through Amazon.com. I went right to work replacing the flexible hoses with this smaller and more rigid rubber cuffs. Since I also had a 2 1/2” rubber cuff handy, I replaced the small flexible hose taking off from the Y-adaptor. I faced that Y adaptor towards the dust collector Take a look at the before and after setup. Before 4” Rubber Cuffs After 4” Rubber Cuffs Installed The y...
I am surprised how much more sawdust is tossed on top of my new SawStop compared to my older contractor type Porter Cable table saw. I have also been disappointed with the lack of efficiency of dust collection I get from the optional overheard dust collector. I have read that some others have had the same poor experience; not everyone, but enough of us. Some have blamed the “T” connector to the main exhaust port instead of SawStop using a “Y” configuration. Also som...
I wasn’t getting much shop time over the last few weeks due to my Dad’s health and issues. He’s somewhat better and holding his own thankfully, so I’ve had some time this week to get back here and work on a few little projects. I’ve been wanting to install the Wynn filter I bought for the DC and make a cyclone of sorts, so that’s just what I did. I had a 15g fiber drum hanging around and some Dustrite fittings I purchased for this, so that’s what...
I have had my HFDC for several years now, originally stock, then with the Wynn 35A canister, and finally with a couple of home made cyclone type mods. My last mod finally got it built in and piped. Well, we sold that place and bought a smaller one that promises a permanent shop that doesn’t turn back into a garage every night so the DC had to be moved and I can’t do that without tinkering a little more with the system so here is the new setup that I have been using for a couple of...
Sometimes motivation behind building something as opposed to buying has to do with availability. Sometimes it has to do with cost. Sometimes it has to do with quality. In this case it has to do with all three. I set out to build blast gates with scrap material I had laying around. Mainly I did this because I didn’t want to have to order blast gates and deal with the shipping, and the cheap ones seemed a little….flimsy? There are high quality ones out there, but why pay for th...
Last part arrived this morning’s FedEx delivery: Wynn Nano Filter. :-) This coming weekend promises to be a busy one: Youngest son’s Birthday. I carry on the tradition my mother started; making the birthday recipient’s favorite meal. In this case spaghetti and clam sauce. Move workbenches around in the shop to improve workflow Move stationary power tools into workgroups for better workflow and dust collection Assemble dust collection hardware Install l...
Took a foraging trip to Home Depot last night. Picked up last of 5”x6” adapters, 6” Elbow, and Gamma Lid with 3 Gal. Bucket. —only thing left is Nano filter which should arrive this week. Scored a Rigid Tool Box Bucket also during my trip. Love this modular system. It allows to be store tools into quick access kits that I can grab, stack and go to job sites easily. Currently I’m storing them in a cabinet, but expect to put them on trackwall shelves s...
Less the wood and attachment hardware for making a cabinet to enclose dust collector here is the parts list for my build so far. Milliard 6-Inch Duct Flange (qty 2) .... Connection points between SDD and Dust Can ONEIDA AIR SYSTEMS Super Dust Deputy Molded Cyclone Only … Cyclone Woodstock W1036 6-Inch by 10-Foot Wire Hose … Connection between SDD and Trash Can BRUTE 44 Gal. Dark Green Round Trash Can ... Chip and Large dust reservoir 6” 90 Degree Elbow .....
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