|Review by brianl||posted 03-27-2010 04:06 PM||3076 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
In February I finally got a table saw. It’s used and fairly old, but it was free, so I can’t complain too much. It didn’t come with a stand or with any sort of dust collection mechanism. After tuning it up and running some plywood through it I was amazed at how much dust was kicked up. I decided that I needed to get a bag or something to help. I searched around and found the Keen Product's DustCutter on Amazon.
Once orderded, it was shipped very quickly and arrived quickly as well. It came with a length of hook and loop tape, the bag, and the instructions. Upon initial inspection, the bag appears to be very well made and fairly sturdy.
To install it I took my saw off the stand, vacuumed up as much dust as possible, and then lightly sanded the surfaces where I would be applying the tape. I then wiped down the surfaces with mineral spirits to make sure it was clean. Then it was just a simple matter of applying the hook and loop tape, the bag, and remounting the saw in the stand.
With just the bag I’d estimate that I have seen about a 70% reduction in sawdust. When I hook up my shopvac to the vacuum port I’d say it jumps to about 90%. Overall I am very pleased with it. I’m only giving it 4 stars because compared to other bags it is kind of pricey. If it was made in America I wouldn’t mind the price, but it was made in Asia just like most other bags you see online. I would recommend it to others who need a quality dust collection bag for their table saw.
-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts