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Project by woodoogolem posted 07-27-2014 10:03 AM 1360 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of the few annoying features of my new table saw is dust collection. The machine was a compromise between what I wanted and what I could afford. So I need to make do with the downsides and improve what I can.

The lower part of the problem are the large gaps around the blade and motor and will be tackled later. The upper part seemed easier: replace the crappy piece of plastic which was connected with a mere 30mm hose. Together with the large opening around the blade the suction was reduced to almost nothig.

So I took a piece of 10mm ply and gave it a rough shape around the blade. Then I added two pieces of tapered wood to the sides. The upper part large enough to attach a 60mm hose, the lower part just wide enough to cover the saw blade securely. The hose is connected with an old plastic mug from my kids which had just the right size.

Now the cover looks almost to cool for a mere working tool :-)





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ronniebo

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 04:51 AM

You haven`t mentioned the brand of saw, but mine is a Carbatec 10 inch and I found that beneath the table , above the cabinet housing there is far too much space.
Once I blocked that up it made a big difference.
I also have a tilting blade arrangement, but that also leaves a big gap, so I used magnetic fridge tape to block that up as much as possible.
Good lick
Ron in Hobart

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woodoogolem

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 03:13 PM

It is a machine from a company that formerly was called Kity, but they seemed to go bankrupt and were bought by Scheppach. They still produce a number of the Kity machines which completes their lower range.

Dust collection is a pretty mess as it is not just a few gaps. To me it seems as if dust collection was designed rather late into the machine. I already tried to fill the gaps, but with little luck . Probably I will make a new internal blade housing and move the hose from the side to the back behind the blade where the dust actually is :-)

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tom_in_fla

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 10:37 PM

I had the large gap in the front where the tilting handle is. I took a shower curtain and slit it every 1/2 inch and now it falls around the tilt bar and keeps about 95% of the saw dust in the case to drop into the vacuum hose.

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woodoogolem

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 05:27 PM

@tominfla

Nice idea :-) I was looking for something like that and place a kind of low but wide bucket at an angle and with the hose attached underneath.

Probably I will go with your idea, thanks.

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