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My Miter Saw Station

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Project by Mike W. posted 02-29-2016 01:56 AM 745 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s my version of the Fine Woodworking miter saw stand. It works great for my shop.

This miter saw (Bosch 4310) has horrible dust collection capabilities so while I was working with it I decided to give mounting a Big Gulp dust hood a shot so I bought one and fashioned a mounting bracket out of some scrap wood and a few 1/2 – 20 bolts and star knobs. It worked OK, but the saw throws about 50% of it’s dust ‘below’ the dust port (why they didn’t make a rubber boot like some of the other top tier brands or a longer dust collection port is beyond me) so ti wasn’t that helpful. I wasn’t content with just leaving it, so I decided to make my own dust port extender and dust ejection director out of cardboard and blue painters tape and ended up with a decent solution. I’ll keep messing with it, but for now it probably gets 85% of the dust.

Thanks for looking.
Mike

-- Mike W.





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#1 posted 02-29-2016 04:08 AM

Nice looking set up. I’ve got the same problem with my Makita 12”. It’s got a dust port and a catch bag that only gets about 5%. What a joke. I’m kicking the idea of a built on shroud behind a cabinet with a dust hoe at the bottom.

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 12:36 PM



Nice looking set up. I ve got the same problem with my Makita 12”. It s got a dust port and a catch bag that only gets about 5%. What a joke. I m kicking the idea of a built on shroud behind a cabinet with a dust hoe at the bottom.

Thanks, BurlyBob. I designed a big shroud that had a rounded back that follows the angle of the saw. It was 45” long, and about 23 inches deep in the center, as well as almost 24” tall. I was going to use 1/2” plywood as the bottom and top and hardboard on the curved back wall. When I started laying it out I realized how big it would have to be and decided against it for now (so I could try the Big Gulp mount). I might eventually do it, still, but I’m hoping this buys me some time.

Mike

-- Mike W.

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