auto vacuum for my miter saw

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Blog entry by joey posted 09-24-2007 03:19 AM 6454 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I got myself out in the shop lined up the fence for the miter saw and leveled it to the bench. I also drilled and ran the vacuum hoses to the saw, at first I wasn’t sure what to use to connect the hose to the saw but 1 1/2 PVC pipe works fine with a couple of wraps of duct tape to snug it up

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I placed a small vacuum that I use to use to clean out cabinets after I installed them under my bench, it is small enough that it really don’t take to much room and is a powerful little sucker for its size.

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all I had to do was plug my saw into the main plug and the vacuum in to one of the two accessory plugs, and turn on the vacuum. now when I hit the switch on the saw the vacuum comes on and pulls a lot of the dust through it. also it runs for an extra 10 seconds or so to to clear the hose which is nice. I guess the other outlet is for a task light.

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I got my gizmo at sears for 22 bucks I know Woodcraft also has them I think their are 32 or something like that but I could be wrong on that.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#1 posted 09-24-2007 12:46 PM

Good idea.
Nothing beats keeping the dust down.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 09-24-2007 01:42 PM

I need that! Great idea.
I was just going to make one but I will probably spend that amount for just the parts.

Thanks for the tutorial.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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