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Radial Arm Saw #2: Dust Collection for the RAS

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Blog entry by hjt posted 11-27-2013 03:36 AM 3079 reads 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Dust Collection for my Radial Arm saw

I was getting tired of all the saw dust plastered on the wall behind the RAS, and on the floor, I decided to explore You Tube to find out what ideas I might be able to use in my effort to maintain a clean shop.
Here is the link to the design I decide to use with slight modification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFjRvQTckM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TyYI800cw

You will see that my dust hood has a taller opening but is not as wide as his; I may make mine wider in the future. Also my vacuum hose comes off the side rather that up from the bottom.

I used my table saw to make the rabbet cuts (first time I’ve ever done this.) Very happy with how they came out.

While this wasn’t the best process, I’m using my jig saw with a fence I made to help with straight cuts. I’ll have to improve on this sometime soon.

The jig saw provide this cut, however the Drummel came in very helpful to sand and shape the opening.

A little caulk to seal up the leaks

This is carpet stay, the rubber matting one lays down so rugs don’t slide. This stuff is great for lining the bottom of tool boxes and drawers. Here I’m using it to provide a little seal where the hood will sit.

After a few cuts there is very little saw dust on the table and non on the back wall. Most of the dust on the table came from cuts that were less then the width of the blade. This cuts type of cut seems to blow a lot of dust to the right of the hood, hence my reason for widening the opening in the future.

The dust collection itself is a Ridgid shop vac hooked up to a Dust Deputy.
http://www.oneida-air.com/category.asp?Id=CC6B6F2A-E3D7-4F18-A53C-B5C357DFE131

-- Harold



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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 11-27-2013 03:43 AM

I love it! Thanks for posting the design and the link to the Dust Deputy. Exactly what I’ll be doing with my RAS in the very near future (hopefully!)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#2 posted 11-27-2013 03:48 AM

I love it! Thanks for posting the design and the link to the Dust Deputy. Exactly what I’ll be doing with my RAS in the very near future (hopefully!)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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hjt

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#3 posted 11-27-2013 04:17 AM

Smitty – you are welcome. Hope to see you post what you’ve done in this regard. Have you heard of the Delphi RAS forum? It’s all RAS, brother!! – http://forums.delphiforums.com/woodbutcher/start

-- Harold

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#4 posted 11-27-2013 04:58 AM

Double post… Grrrr.

Thanks Harold, for the link. I’m there to check it out, thanks!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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#5 posted 11-27-2013 03:55 PM

hjt – that link takes me to a login page. There’s no way to lurk first to see if its worth joining up?

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#6 posted 11-28-2013 02:36 AM

Great idea, thank you for showing your design

-- Norman

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#7 posted 11-29-2013 05:27 AM

Just Joe – apparently not. I was surprised, I do not remember needing to sign up way back when, but one must create an account to “lurk” around.

-- Harold

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