Dust collector for RAS

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 03-16-2012 09:15 PM 2435 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the way I have directed my RAS and router dust to cyclone also have a 22 inch edge sander in which I built a separate box using same slide in fitting.The boxes on RAS and edge sander has to have angled walls toward center to get 90 plus % of dust or else it just lays i back corners

-- Grandpaj

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#1 posted 03-16-2012 09:27 PM

Some innovative dust control solutions to some difficult equipment. Do you still use your radial arm saw a lot? I had a Craftsman but finally gave it away. Can’t say I really miss it.

-- Roger M, Aiken, SC

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#2 posted 03-16-2012 09:30 PM

Great job.

Easy to hit the point of diminishing returns, trying to capture RAS dust. I think you nailed the sweet spot !

Is it a 925, or … which model ?

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 03-16-2012 09:45 PM

Yes it is a 925 and been in family since my father purchased it new and if I remember him saying it was 299.00. I have had it for maybe 10 yrs before that it just sat in there basement. Great saw and it gets used everyday. I have a full set of acces with it and the metal box. Im just oposite I hardly use my miter saw .

-- Grandpaj

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#4 posted 03-16-2012 09:59 PM

Two weekends ago, I helped my brother finish the total restore on his ‘59 925.

Very nice saw you got there, and … the history makes it THAT much cooler !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-16-2012 10:28 PM

Nice setup, I miss using my RAS myself, they are a dying breed, but nothing beats them for cross cuts. Might have visit CL and see what RAS’s are available in my area.
Great way to contain the dust, my wife tells me my lungs are not the appropraite dust filter ;-D

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 03-16-2012 10:30 PM

gr8 job Gramps. I like the way you “aimed” the backstop towards the dust collection port.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 03-17-2012 12:06 AM
anyone interested in old machines this is the place to be

-- Grandpaj

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 02:13 PM

Nice job!

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#9 posted 03-17-2012 11:20 PM

Great job! Will try this on mine I have a # 1030 dewalt love it and yes they are a dying breed….peace shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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