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Project by Mikhail posted 11-02-2014 08:51 PM 13063 views 41 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a link to a video.

Not my design. Works REAL well. I added vent holes to the fence.

Cleanest cross cutting setup I have ever had. Waaaaay better that my SCMS.





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 11-02-2014 10:04 PM

I’m right in the middle of a SCMS-RAS station build….
This WILL be incorporated into the design!!!

Thanks for sharing this, at a most opportune time!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Chuck Anstrom

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#2 posted 11-02-2014 11:08 PM

This looks like a great idea but I am not able to see where the dust collection hose connects. Thanks for sharing.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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Mikhail

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#3 posted 11-02-2014 11:37 PM

It shows better in the video, but I have uploaded 2 more pics that should show the feed path.

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#4 posted 11-02-2014 11:40 PM

Looks great, I see a new build in the my future.

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#5 posted 11-03-2014 12:31 AM

I love to see these older RAS being taken care of and integrated into the work shop.

I just finished my RAS dust collection, as well. But, it is not as old as yours is.

I have yet to cut holes in the fence though.

Did you ever run the DC without the holes in the fence? Can you give us an idea of how much of a difference they make with or without?

Thanks for posting some pictures of your work.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Mikhail

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#6 posted 11-03-2014 12:46 AM

I sort of did. I did do a cut with and without the dust collection and noted where the dust accumulated. Right along the fence ~4-6” either side of the blade cut.

And as I have been running dc piping all weekend, it just seemed natural to direct air in as direct a path to the dust as possible. I also noted in the original design, central to that was the widened cut in the fence. Right where a majority of the dust was produced.

Thus the ‘speed holes’ in the fence (smile).

That was my thought process. Give it a try without and see if it works ok. It might. Me, I really like the air drawing the work piece firmly into the fence.

I really like this old DeWalt MBF. Such a solid and dependable saw.
Cheers.

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#7 posted 11-03-2014 01:26 AM

Very interesting, nice job. Love your saw…I have a GP.

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Mikhail

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#8 posted 11-03-2014 01:32 AM

Ok, I thought of a way to test for your question.

With fence holes taped shut:

Not taped:

Does that help?

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#9 posted 11-03-2014 02:23 AM

Very nice! I’ll be adding this to my very long list of things to do.

-- Ray

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#10 posted 11-03-2014 02:41 AM



Ok, I thought of a way to test for your question.

With fence holes taped shut:

Not taped:

Does that help?

- Mikhail

Perfect. Thanks for the pictures.

I will run my fence through the mortiser since it clearly improves the performance.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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Fettler

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#11 posted 11-03-2014 06:57 AM

When i first read the title i thought you’d turned your radial arm saw into a dust collector =)

-- --Rob, Seattle, WA

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bluekingfisher

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#12 posted 11-03-2014 08:29 AM

Great solution to the dreaded dust collection. In addition, the design is low key and takes up virtually no spcae.

Great project.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#13 posted 11-03-2014 10:06 AM

This is awesome, Thank you!

-- Chris Knight - West Michigan - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gift-of-Memories/161419607227992?ref=hl

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#14 posted 11-03-2014 11:35 AM

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#15 posted 11-03-2014 02:13 PM

Love that saw.

Re: your dust collector… I’m guessing you leave the saw setup for straight cuts only? My RAS table has so many angled lines on it that it looks like a train station roundhouse.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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