Tablesaw dust collection

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Blog entry by kosta posted 08-28-2009 12:33 AM 1404 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yo whats up everybody so I got my skil tablesaw yesterday and it took about 3 hours to set it up and I filmed the whole thing so part 1 of that series will be out next week. I made a few cuts with the saw and it is a nice saw the only problem is there is sooooooooo much dust that goes everywhere and I didnt realize this when I got it but the entire bottom of the saw is open so what I will probably do is take the saw off the stand mount it to a piece of plywood and put a dust port on that. The problem with dust is that it gets all over out 4 wheelers and stuff like that and its just a pain to clean up. I will do a review of the saw next week sometime.

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 03:12 AM

An idea maybe…
Above is my saw, I used this part here from Penn State Ind.


Below is another fellows saw;

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 03:26 AM

very slick well done Kosta

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 03:32 AM

yea I got the idea from a fine woodworking article

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#4 posted 08-28-2009 03:44 AM

Looks like it ought to work.

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 05:56 AM

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 06:20 AM

Congrats on the saw.

Amitibow what does this have to do with Kostas post?

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#7 posted 08-28-2009 06:44 AM

Nice set-up on the saw. Looks like it should do the trick for the sawdust.
Rick D.
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#8 posted 08-28-2009 03:52 PM

If you want an easy solution to dust collection underneath the saw. Mount it on legs or a plywood base and get some spring clips (like metal clothespins). Use a 15-30 gal plastic trash back and clip it underneath the saw. I don’t do this for my table saw as I’ve got dust collection but it works nicely for my jointer.

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#9 posted 08-28-2009 05:07 PM

I really want to get some of the dust out of the air too because it gets everywhere

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