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Table saw dust back cover

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Project by Silvio posted 05-20-2017 11:27 AM 866 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Getting some of my tools prepped for a dust collection system. ..table saw always needed a back cover

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michelletwo

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#1 posted 05-20-2017 11:45 AM

how will you tilt your blade?

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Silvio

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#2 posted 05-20-2017 12:17 PM

Aha…thats a great point…

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#3 posted 05-20-2017 12:25 PM

yea, how will you. I made one, that uses magnets to hold, pins to locate, and is split so it comes off.
you can’t tilt.. you lost half the use of your saw.

-- Jeff NJ

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Silvio

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#4 posted 05-20-2017 02:28 PM

Thanks guys – going to make thise modifications…it was a late nite project after a hard day’s work. ...not thinking oh well

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NotaJock

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#5 posted 05-21-2017 12:42 AM

I’ve made 2 on older Craftsman cast iron table saws. Both out of cardboard and screw/taped on.
Both really stopped a lot of saw dust. Both leaked like sieves. Both had a sliding section so I could tilt. I wasn’t really happy with either. Has anyone here a DIY design they’d care to share?

-- Mike in SoCal

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#6 posted 05-21-2017 01:48 PM

Contractor saws are the bane of dust collection, that looks like a truly functional solution 8^)

Does your motor tilt with the blade? An old saw I had simply allowed the belt to twist.

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Silvio

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#7 posted 05-21-2017 09:06 PM

Actually came up with a functional modification…the motor and belt tilts together. So I made three panels to prevent most of the dust being able to get out. The out side panel moves with the motor and the two back panels are stationary. The belt side is easy access to the belt. When I use the tilt it will open up but I’ll use d ome tape to cover up the slight opening

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