|Project by Jason||posted 09-08-2016 07:01 PM||3133 views||5 times favorited||6 comments|
As I’ve posted before, I tend to take equipment, and materials work the best they can for my needs. I have gone to a whole new level now with permanent, “fixed”(I hope), dust collection. I have a “screamer” table saw that I built a massive rolling workbench for, with miter slots, and storage. I struggled with dust collection on this machine the most. No matter how many holes I sealed in the case, or the shop vac hookups in different locations, it was still a ridiculous mess. So after seeing some ideas on here, and the web, I knew it was time.
So I built a basin collector. I used a 16” x 6” HVAC duct, with a 6” round opening at the bottom. The mouth takes up almost all of the surface that the saw sits on. But I’m totally ok with that lol. I then ran to a 6” adjustable elbow, and then into a tapered 4” reducer, and then to the hose. After a few sheet metal cuts, and some minor adjustments I can report this thing works like a champ!
I have my whole setup running through a “HF” 1hp wall/bag style impeller dust collector. I finally went with sched. 40 PVC for all of my runs, and you would think I had a 3hp cyclone. The table saw collector sounds like a low rpm jet engine while running, but man, does it pull some air. Even through my homemade zero clearance insert, it has pull.
I’m still in the process of finalizing placement of other tools in the shop, and I still need to build that router table (which feels like I’ve been waiting on for months now lol). So I have some PVC runs capped off to add to over time, but I finally feel like I’m breathing some clean fresh air for a change in the shop. And I have a new WEN 3410 air filter on order, which will hopefully help even more. I can report back in that later if anyone has any interest.
If anyone has any questions about my connections, just let me know!
-- "Jack of all trades, master of none" -Jason