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Project by kerflesss posted 1715 days ago 5660 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Delta’s small dust collection opening is great for shop vacs but still not really effective. Cleaning dust from the bottom of the saw after each session to keep the tires clean, I decided to put this together. Not wanting to cut into the side covers, I crafted this collector to accept my 4” dust collection hose.
The frame of the collector is 2, 3/4” Birch Ply, laminated together and the sides from 16 gage sheet metal. The slope is very critical in determining so as to let the table move through its entire range freely. Using the original mounting bolts for attachment and making the opening slightly larger than the opening in the cover, the results were great and now 95% of the dust is collected.
Hopefully this might inspire others to make this addition and thanks for looking…





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OhValleyWoodandWool

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#1 posted 1715 days ago

interesting solution to a common problem – thanks

-- "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure." Mark Twain

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blockhead

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#2 posted 1715 days ago

Well done. That should really keep the tires clean. Looks well made and a great idea. Thanks for posting.

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1715 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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BTKS

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#4 posted 1715 days ago

That is cool. Great idea and solution. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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ellen35

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#5 posted 1715 days ago

Very interesting design! An original… for a not so original problem.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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LesB

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#6 posted 1715 days ago

I know the problem. Looks like you may have solved most of it.
I just sold my 14” Delta saw (recognized yours right away) and the small port for the dust collector was not very good.
My new 17” Grizzly has two 4” ports but still misses some of the saw dust. I guess nothing is perfect.

-- Les B, Oregon

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stefang

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#7 posted 1715 days ago

Cool solution. Do you keep the bandsaw door open when you use it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Woodwrecker

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#8 posted 1715 days ago

Exquisite fabrication.
Smart solution to a difficult problem.

-- Having fun...Eric

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kerflesss

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#9 posted 1715 days ago

Thanks all!
Stefang: No the door is closed when sawing; it was just for the picture….

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patron

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#10 posted 1715 days ago

at first glance ,
i thought it was a turbo-charger !

well done ,
great idea .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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zlatanv

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#11 posted 1715 days ago

Good idea, never had good dust suction on my saw either.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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Abe Low

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#12 posted 1714 days ago

lGreat idea. Especially since the bandsaw produces such fine dust = band for us woodworkers.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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Bricofleur

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#13 posted 1714 days ago

Good thoughts and well done. Sometimes using metal sheets is the real answer.

Was the Cantadina sauce good enough ?

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

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PeteMoss

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#14 posted 1714 days ago

Very cool.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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BlankMan

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#15 posted 1711 days ago

Great idea and execution.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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