Overarm TS Dust Collection

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Project by Thepps posted 12-23-2015 08:34 PM 2069 views 14 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished my overarm table saw dust collection! It’s been a long and messy wait! This has greatly improved dust collection with the ts. Received the plans from Jeffrey Makiel and a big thanks to him for such detailed plans.
Dust hood is made out of 1/4” plexi glass. Rest is Red Oak. Using a CV 1800 for dust collection. There is a 6” line that narrows to 5” at the base of the saw and then a 4” line for the overarm.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 08:46 PM

That is awesome!
Looks like a really nice place to work too!
Thanks for sharing it.

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 08:49 PM

Thanks! It’s really an awesome space! I lucked out finding my dream shop. And a house came with it!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 02:41 PM

Great ideas there. I like the swing away idea and the wood arm. Have wanted to build one for some time but had been thinking of pipe. This gives me some new ideas, You must have a huge HP dust collector. Pipe size.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 03:03 PM

Good build. I have always wanted over-arm dust collection. What was the design reason to use the square tube instead of a PVC pipe?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 12-24-2015 03:22 PM

@ Brian – it is a 5 horsepower dust collector

By using wood instead of pipe, I was able to make it a lot stronger. There’s a lot of weight that is being cantilevered it would have been hard for the pipe to support it. Also, it allows me to fold the whole system in half when it is in the way. This would have been very difficult with pipe.

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#6 posted 12-25-2015 12:35 AM

great design the swing away is ideal when you don’t need it I was going to spend a few hundred on a store bought model but after seeing this I may steal your design thanks for the Christmas gift merry Christmas my friend this will be faved.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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