Miter Saw Dust Hood

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Project by artsyfartsy posted 10-05-2015 02:47 PM 1252 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently upgraded my dust collector system in my shop and wanted to include my miter saw to the system. However, I wasn’t sure of how to capture the dust particles. I thought I saw a similar dust hood on LJ’s, but after looking for one on LJ’ls, I couldn’t find one I wanted. So, I made one and thought I would share it with those who may want one.

It is made from left over scrap lumber I had laying around. The base is 3/8” plywood, the sides are 1/4” Plywood and the top is 3/16” laminate. The overall dimensions are 16” high, 16” deep and 28” wide. The dust port in the back and bottom of the hood is a common 4×8 floor vent that I had laying around. I reduced the 4” port on the floor vent to 2 1/2”. I cut the arch on the top to give me ample room for turning my saw. It seems to work good. I’m not sure if I’d change anything if I did it again. Good Luck with yours.

It’s not pretty, I made it to be functional.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#1 posted 10-05-2015 02:59 PM

Looks like it ought to do the job.

Aint it great being able to use left over scraps to build stuff ?

Thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 10-05-2015 09:57 PM

Nice job Don. Looks like you are set in case serious dust making happens ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 10-05-2015 11:28 PM

Nice job. Thinking of doing something similar for my Radial Arm Saw.

What are the gray, vertical strips between the plywood panels?

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#4 posted 10-06-2015 12:14 AM

The gray strips are some leftover corner molding. I used them in the corners to help “seal” up the possible gaps between the plywood walls. Thanks guys.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#5 posted 10-06-2015 03:48 PM


Stellar job on the hood…..Looks like it should do the job….It won’t get all of it, but it should capture about 90% of it….That’s about all you can expect form one of these…It’s about what mine gets….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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