CES Table Saw Dust Collector

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Project by Pie posted 2020 days ago 4133 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I bought my table saw, it came with this guard. After a few cuts I removed the guard and haven’t used it in a long time. Well lately I have been redoing my entire shop and wanted to be safer and have a cleaner shop. I saw a post on here of someone who built a tablesaw guard/dc and a bulb went off in my head!!! Hey I have a table saw that looks kinda like that. So I found my guard and removed the worthless LED lamp fixture, fitted my shop vac hose attachment where I removed the LED and then cut a hole where I could fit the shop vac attachment. I managed to do that and found out the hose attachment guard works better if the shop vac attachment is slanted forward. Just look at the pics. The attachment was pipe strap/tye-wrapped to the guard attachment. I have tested this and it works rather well. Hope this might help someone. I spent nothing on this but have gained alot cuz I saw safer and remove more dust as well.

-- Pie

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76 posts in 2161 days

#1 posted 2020 days ago

I did the same thing with my Ridgid guard. Mine fit’s tight enough so the friction holds it. I got a piece of plexiglass and closed in the little V shaped opening at the bottom front. That made a big difference. It works great. It will suction itself to the table if you are not careful.

-- Brian

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#2 posted 2019 days ago

Mine actualy fits in really tight but when I tested this by cutting wood, combination of the hose and hose attachment caused the guard to lean back too much. So I turned the attachment around and used the pipe strapping and tye-wraps to keep it leaning forward. This worked great for me. Works good and cost next to nothing. Wait until you see my next CES (Cheap Effective Simple) jig.

-- Pie

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#3 posted 689 days ago

Looks cheap and effective, but I’m not sure about being safe.

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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#4 posted 275 days ago

Great idea! why not put a couple of bolts through the gaurd and shopvac wand?

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