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Blog entry by indianawoodbutcher posted 12-05-2011 01:47 AM 1842 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just received my new Table Saw from Grizzly this week. I love the power and the price. So far, the only thing I don’t like is the dust collection. It has a built in dust port, but it doesn’t seem like much gets to the port. After quite a bit of cutting, I found the bottom of the saw held about 3 inches of dust. I used the same dust collector on my old Craftsman that I had to rig with a dust port. It is gobbled up everything the blade could make. Does anyone else out there have a Grizzly table saw that can give me some ideas?



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 04:05 AM

I have a Grizz 715p and always have a lot of sawdust in the bottom of the saw. The sloped floor to the port is probably not as effecient as a floor that funnels to the center like some others. I just periodically vacuum out the debris. At least it doesn’t spray sawdust all over the shop!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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indianawoodbutcher

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 10:34 PM

Thanks. That is what I suspected. The 0690 still seems to push a lot of dust out of the top. There is not much downdraft created because of the size of the cabinet.

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PKFF

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 10:11 PM

I’vve had the G0690 for about a week and had two projects through it so far. I don’t have a dust collection system, just a ShopVac with a Vortex seperater. It doesn’t seem to pick much of the dust up. I don’t have a problem with excessive dust on the table top. The table saw asks for 400CFM dust collection and the ShopVac is only maxed at 210CFM so I doubt I have adequate dust collection system power to get any return. The size of the cabinet seems to be the same size as most cabinet saws so I don’t know if that is a factor. There is about 3 inches of room below the dust port which dust seems to be collecting at. Perhaps with a more powerful dust collection system (one that atleast meets the minimum standards) would be enough to remove dust from the saw during operation. For now I just vaccuum it out at the end of each day which takes about 30 seconds during clean up.

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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indianawoodbutcher

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#4 posted 12-20-2011 07:10 PM

PKFF,
Thanks for the input. I am going to try to minimize the clearance at the bottom of the cabinet, to try to force the dust into the dust port. If that doesn’t work out, I will just go with the daily clean out. I also suspect that if I let it fill up, the dust will natually flow into the dust port. the bigger problem is that I don’t generate a lot of downdraft as the blade circles through the cabinet, so it kicks up a lot over the top. My dust collector is plenty powerful enough.

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woodmaker

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#5 posted 12-20-2011 07:19 PM

Same problem here.
I love the saw but thought the dust collection would be better.
I think I’ll try a zero clearance insert and see if that will improve the suction. The large holes in the stock inserts seem too big to have proper suction.

-- Mike

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Everett1

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#6 posted 12-20-2011 08:14 PM

i don’t have the issue number, but Fine Woodworking ran an article about closing up all the gaps in cabinet saws to help tremendously with dust collection

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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