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Five years later, Workshop Remodel. Going from pretty to functional #12: Miter saw dust collection update

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-23-2014 11:54 PM 1112 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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After using the dust collection on my miter saw I feel I’ve finally found a method that will work to collect almost all the dust. The video below is of a working miter saw station. It’s portable and although not finished completely, everything on it us up and working. It also tells of a few other ideas of mine that are or are not needed in a miter saw station. Your mileage may vary.

Backstory: I’ve had two stationary miter saw stations and one mobile. This is the second mobile one I’ve made. All my tools need to be on wheels to move around so that I can park the ones not being used to make room to work. I’ve been developing ideas to get a 12” compound sliding miter saw in a cabinet with a smaller hood that will catch the dust. These saws are notoriously known for putting out a lot of dust. I have an older table saw that I mainly use for ripping. It has a rip blade in it. So my Bosch miter saw sees a lot of use.

LJ’s have made a lot of miter stations and some are beautiful. Mine is for me.. functional and always a work in progress.
In case the video below doesn’t work for you here it is on youtube.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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Tyrone D

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 06:34 AM

Good work on the dust cover.
I like the two way valve to redirect to a wand, I might have to borrow the idea from you.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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