|Project by sptfish||posted 1245 days ago||5300 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
When I added a separator for my dust collector, I decided to do something about all the dust my Radial Arm Saw produces. At a minimum, I wanted to improve it. My RAS is installed in-between two cabinets/work tables that run along one of my walls. I also wanted a hook up at the end of the cabinets if I want to attach a hose there in the future.
Running under the cabinets, with a 3-way split under the RAS and then connecting to each side. Four inches on the left with a open vacuum top, and 2 1/2” on the right for a small vacuum hose to help clean up. I used blast gates at the beginning of the hose next to the dust collector, then at the “Y” connector, adding one for each side of the RAS 4” gate below the table, but easy to reach, and 2 1/2” gate on top (visible in photo). The last blast gate was added at the end of the bench and attached to it. It makes for a future addition.
Results – Good improvement, but the RAS still scatters dust everywhere, just less of it.
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