|Project by RetiredCoastie||posted 04-01-2011 01:47 AM||16641 views||97 times favorited||18 comments|
I built it from plans from Shop Notes. The plans call for attaching the rear part of the guard to a 1 1/2” conduit tube that would run down the back side of the table and attach to a mast attached on the right side of my extension table. This is a great Idea unless you want to make beveled cuts and still have dust collection. With the blade tilted it would hit the guard and wreck it. I pondered this problem for s few days and then finally it dawned on me to use the attach point that my original guard used. So I cut out a bracket from 1/8” aluminium and re-built the aft part of the guard to attach to the bracket. Now I have a guard with dust collection with the blade square to the table an with it tilted. I ripped several boards to make sure the bracket didn’t interfere with the wood and that the guards lift assist worked correctly and that it captured the saw dust. Everything worked great. With the blade tilted there was a very small amount of saw dust that managed to escape on the right side of the guard but nothing near what I would get without it. This was a lot of fun to build and it will help me keep the shop clean some of the time. Thanks for looking!
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