|Project by pbjguy||posted 05-13-2012 11:05 PM||8008 views||11 times favorited||11 comments|
Here are some updated pics of my never ending saw station dust collection. I made a home made cyclone that hooks up to a shop vac “not in the pic”. I ran a 2 inch pvc pipe through the wall the cyclone works really well. I put a light up against it and you can see the swirl it makes through the cone. It keeps most of the dust out of the vac. The shop vac is hooked to a craftsman delay switch that lets the vac pull for a few seconds after you let go of the trigger.
I also used a 2.5 inch flex hose on the saw to the wall. It recoils back tight and stretches pretty far. that took some research to find. you can see in the first pic the saw is back all the way. Then in the second pic it is pulled forward. its nice because without this type of hose it would droop in the way a bit. Third pic shows the well behind the saw hooked to a 4 inch pipe w dust collector both the 4 inch and 2.5 work ok alone but better together. 4th pic shows some cabinetry in the works. Just need to build doors. Then add a clear plastic curtain over the saw and between the movable clear door frames, with a tight cutout for when you pull it forward. I’m still working out the cord layout which looks a little messy.
The last pic shows the 4 inch suction behind the saw i should have made a much deeper well that also comes under the saw a bit that way dust would fall right into it. when i am done with a project I use a shop vac or air hose to blow the remaining dust off the saw.I use a remote control for the dust collector in the attic above. Originally I had the 4 inch pipe branch off to a 2 inch which went to the saws dust port but it didn’t have enough pull. better to have the shop vac and all the power of the 4 inch by itself. Dust – Don’t breath it.