|Review by Darell||posted 12-30-2010 03:16 AM||10048 views||3 times favorited||19 comments|
Received this dust collection system for Christmas. Goes to show that momma pays attention when I send her hints. LOL! Anyway, installation is very easy and straight forward. The biggest issue, at least for the Contractor Saw is that the splitter & riving knife are slightly thicker with this upgrade. The old splitter/riving knife being .079 and the new one .090. This means you will need to readjust the riving knife lockdown clamp slightly so there isn’t to much pressure on the locking lever. Thin kerf saw blades are 3/32 or approximately .094 so it still works with thin kerf blades. The blade guard mounts just like the old one. This system comes with a new ZCI for the contractor saw. The slot for the blade is not pre-cut on this ZCI so you just follow the instructions and do it yourself. Takes about 2 minutes. The Over Arm Dust Collection kit is also easy to install. The clamps for the tube are anchored with set screws to the bottom of the fence rail in two locations, leaving the required distances from the instructions to allow for hose attachment and balance. Then the tube us slid into place and tightened down. The top tube is fitted into place in the bottom tube, the hoses attached from the blade guard to the tube and from the lower tube to a new dust collection outlet that comes with the kit. Hook up your DC hose and you’re ready to go. I cut up some old scrap plywood to try it out and it works as advertised. This will help a lot with the dust collection on this saw. Glad momma bought it so I didn’t have to.
-- Darell, Norman, Ok.