|Project by Paul||posted 01-01-2015 11:48 PM||2841 views||16 times favorited||17 comments|
Simple dust shroud for a newish 12” Hitachi slider. 36” Wide 26” Deep. The biggest trick was figuring out how to run 2 4” hoses inside the compartment and still have room to rotate the massive slider left and right for 45’s as well as keeping at least one side able to bevel to 45 and rotate 45 (the left).
The 2 4” hose runs connect to a lower 21 1/2” wide 1 3/4” tall dust collection port on the bottom of the cabinet and a 4” hose that connects to the saws own blade shroud port.
So far I’m very happy with the results. Dust collection works very well, I ran a piece of 4” mdf through it today as fast as I could and it seemed to pick up most of the nasty small particles. Running the full 12” length of a crosscut I still get some larger particles that fall from the furthest part of the cut but I can live with that. It was a HUGE improvement over one of those gimmick plastic shroud stands that side behind the saw.
Edit: Video of cross cutting 10”s of MDF with the DC running.
Edit 2: 45 degree cross cuts.
Thanks for looking,