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Posted on Delta Unisaw 34-802 Type 1 vs Type 2

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TheBirdMan

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 03:15 PM

Scott, I have solved the bottom dust collection, but for the blade this has been a challange and probably the #1 reason people have moved away from this saw. I have yet to figure out a great way to collect the particles coming off the blade that fly right into you while moving wood through this saw. I have tried about a dozen different designs I have come up with and none of them are very effective.

You can get both front and motor covers from http://www.bell-plastic.com/milling-saw-supplies/table-saw-parts/saw-door-panel-motor-cover-combo.html. I have pretty much solved the bottom cabinet dust collection.

For the inside bottom of the cabinet I made a two piece plywood floor and used silicone to hold it in. On my cabinet there were a few additional holes on the motor side of the cabinet for some unknown reason and I used blocks of wood and glued them over the holes from the inside of the cabinet. I cut a 6” hole on the bottom of the left side of the cabinet for connecting my dust collector. I installed a 6” collar, purchased from www.spiralmfg.com, and connected to a piece of plywood with a 6” hole cut in it (just large enough for the collar) and bolted it together. I then added a piece of 1/2” weather stripping around the collar and installed it from the inside of the cabinet.

If you plan to add a roller table like I did, http://www.grizzly.com/products/37-Outfeed-Roller-System-For-Table-Saws/G1317, you will have to move the power control box. I needed my control box to be on the right side so I moved it down and over and patched the old retangle hole with a block of wood from the inside.

If I ever get around to creating a good solution for dust collection on the blade for this particular saw I will let you know and post some pictures.

-- -- Pat, Colorado; www.birdmanusa.com


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