Another Radial Arm Dust Collecter

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Project by TheQueTip posted 01-15-2017 04:50 PM 15071 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know there are a ‘few’ radial arm dust collection solutions out here, but thought I would throw mine in mix. This is a copy of some others that have been posted with a few changes.

I added some threaded inserts into the table so it could be securely fastened to the table, but also allow for easy removal and replacement.

I added a PVC fitting to the rear of the dust hood to suck up some of the dust that is circulating within the blade guard. The jury is out on how effective this is and how much vacuum I am losing from the primary dust collection hood, but will probably block it off as a test to understand how beneficial it really is.

I think the next time I replace the top surface of the hood, I will also increase the frame height a bit to work better with thicker material.

While it does not capture all the dust from the saw (I don’t have a single tool in the shop that is 100% effective), it is definitely much better than not having it at. If I had to ‘guesstimate’ it’s effectiveness, I would say it collects about 85-90% of the dust. Based on how bad it was without it, I am pretty happy with the results.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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#1 posted 01-15-2017 10:47 PM

Looks good Chris!

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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#2 posted 01-17-2017 09:52 PM

Thanks Jeff. I have been wanting to add dust collection for this ‘messy tool’ for long time.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.

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