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Project by Paul posted 04-25-2014 03:14 AM 1248 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Breaking the 100% complete posting rules a bit, It’s 85% done. I ran into some work and won’t be getting back to the second drawer and final trimmings for a couple months.

I decided to throw my 10” slider into the vehicle for permanent job site duties. I was sick of dust blowing up in my face every time I used it in my shop. I can’t live without the slider for job site performance but anything that needs a large crosscut I can do on my panel sled on the table saw in my shop.

Dust collection:
95% dust collection estimate, using my DC and shop vac in tandem. 4” DC port in the bottom of the cabinet with a 7 inch flared input. The high CFM input on the bottom and a 2.5” shop vac connected to the saw make it almost dust free.

This miter saw station was all about getting the dust situation of my miter saw settled to a point I could live with. This setup exceeded what in my mind was except able for dust collection. I haven’t even needed to vacuum out the dust hood yet. The 2 vac system gets almost everything on the initial cut.

Paul





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bigfoot11

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#1 posted 04-28-2014 04:03 PM

You could go a step further by adding Plexiglas behind the saw…that should add a ton more suction in that area. Shop vacs do great in confined spaces but not so well when it’s open like that. I did this on mine (http://lumberjocks.com/bigfoot11/blog/40424) and it helped tremendously.

Thanks for sharing!

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Paul

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 06:24 PM

I actually run 2 vacuum sources. A 4” line from the dust collector and the shop vac. You can feel the air movement when standing in front of it. Since I posted this I have even removed the left white strip. With the 2 dc’s running there is enough suction to pull everything into the box.

Thanks for looking,
Paul

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