miter saw dust collection

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Blog entry by kosta posted 08-15-2009 01:30 AM 1650 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody I was thinking about building like a dust shield for my miter saw because there is just so much dust that goes everywhere that its not even funny. Most people probably know what im talking about. I am thinking about using 3/4 plywood and I will probably use less then a 1/2 sheet but im not 100% sure on that. The problem is that the dust port is too big for my smaller shop vac and too small for my other shop vac. I have tried to attach a hose but it just didn’t work and the dust goes everywhere because the chute that goes into the bag get clogged up really fast and then I have to stop and clean chute out and empty the bag which gets full after about 15 cuts. Now I was just wondering if anyone has a dust shield on there miter saw.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 03:16 AM

Maybe these will give you a few ideas. My saw is a slider so the dust box has to be pretty large.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 03:46 AM

My miter saw sits on a cart I built for the saw and I added an enclosed box (1/2” plywood) with the sides angled toward the center of the rear, around the back of the saw and I centered a 4” dust port that fits my DC to the bottom rear of the box and this does a very good job of collecting the sawdust. I would show you a picture, but I am currently about 2,000 miles from home and won’t be back for 2 weeks. Good luck.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 02:57 PM

thanks I am probably going to screw it into the wall but then that brings up another problem and that is that where my miter saw is now I dont have any room so I have to figure that out.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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