yet another SCMS DC hood

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mainiac Matt posted 05-15-2013 02:26 PM 2341 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I rearranged the shop and decided to upgrade my SCMS DC hood (from my old trash can solution).

Design objectives were:
1. Easily removable, so the saw is still portable. Two 1/4-20 wing carriage bolts with wing nusts detach hood.
2. Light weight, so as to not make the fold up stand tippy.
3. Cheap. Base is from scrap 1/2” CDX and corrugated fiberboard I purchase at work for a discount.
4. Quick. I cheat and use the CNC router and CNC box sample machine at work after hours.
5. Allows full range of miter and bevel and slide motion.
6. Captures 95% dust or better.

I made one on Monday, but had botched my notes and it was a foot too long, so had to re-do on Tuesday.

Hood folds up with glue tabs bonded with PVA hot melt adhesive, and then reinforced with a couple stitches. Then I went over the finished joints with fiber reinforced kraft box tape. Hood attaches to base with hot melt, reinforced with a couple screws and stitches. 4” flex hose connects via. plastic flange fitting with is screwed into the base.

The volume of the air flow is great enough that I can see the chips alter their trajectory and arc towards the hole in mid flight. Shop vac line to saw shroud provide greater suction to ensure the small line to the saw shroud can remove what is captured there.

Not a solution for everyone, but an quick and easy build with the resources I have available to me.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

5 comments so far

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

8566 posts in 2534 days

#1 posted 05-15-2013 02:31 PM

this was the old set up….

It trapped ~85% of the debris, and though it did allow miter adjustment, did NOT allow bevel adjustment…

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

View Handtooler's profile


1628 posts in 2338 days

#2 posted 05-15-2013 02:47 PM

SUPER! The small shroud hooked to the Grizzly G0703 on my DeWalt MS just doesn’t capture 10% of my output of dust. I’ll have to investigate a capture box design similar. Thanks for posting.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

View DIYaholic's profile


19711 posts in 2881 days

#3 posted 05-15-2013 10:20 PM

I think that is quite innovative & resourceful!!!

I’ve been contemplating a very similar design, using the cardboard from the box that my Rikon BS came in, for my SCMS & RAS.

Are you going to be applying a “finish” to the “corrugated fiberboard”??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

View JL7's profile


8690 posts in 3171 days

#4 posted 05-15-2013 11:38 PM

Well done Matt…...kind of handy to have a CNC router at work eh? 95% is pretty darn good….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

8566 posts in 2534 days

#5 posted 05-16-2013 12:31 AM

I must admit, I’m pretty spoiled (do not dare tell my wife that I said that :^)

I may spray is with shellac… or maybe Rustoleum.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics