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Review by RussellAP posted 641 days ago 3395 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I hooked this up to my Dewalt compound miter saw last night and thought I’d post my thoughts.

It’s very easy to put together, just 4 parts.
It’s much larger than I expected causing me to pull the saw out significantly from the wall, about 18”.
It catches not only what the saw shoots out the DC port, but most of the chips that fly everywhere.
The clean up is in front of the saw, not under and behind.
A simple bucket is all that you need to capture the chips and dust.
Material is rugged.
This is a good addition to my shop.

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#1 posted 641 days ago

Thanks for posting. Good review

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#2 posted 641 days ago

Fast Cap is a great company. I”ve bought a set of thier 3rd hand products them and am now considering getting a set of the smaller units. They provide quality products. Check out the measuring tapes they offer – neat stuff. Glad you found their hood to work well for you.

-- Harold

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#3 posted 640 days ago

I bought one of their older models, the kind without the front piece. Gave it away… like sawing in a pup tent and way too far from the wall… when I get a shop that has unlimited space, it may work!
Like hit, I LOVE their measuring tapes.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 640 days ago

It’s so honk’n big though… doesn’t it get in the way? I mean, I love the idea of controlling dust from the mitre saw, don’t get me wrong, it has to be the single biggest dust creator in the shop, but doesn’t the hood get in the way?

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#5 posted 640 days ago

Milo, no, it doesn’t. I cut all kind if wood with it after I put it on and no problem. No mess either.

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#6 posted 639 days ago

Russell, how far does the hood stick out from behind the saw? I received one of these as a gift and never installed it because I have very little clearance behind my sliding compound miter saw when pushed all the way back.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 639 days ago

I had to pull mine out about 18”.

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#8 posted 639 days ago

I bought one some time ago but find it’s to big and bulky to haul around in my contracting business.

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#9 posted 638 days ago

If working outside on cold days, one could crawl inside of bag, cut accurately and stay warm

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#10 posted 637 days ago

we cut a lot of pvc trim and such for the day job, even with a shop vac on the Dewalt it still got everywhere. (so static-y) This hood plus the shop vac makes a significant improvement.

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#11 posted 635 days ago

I guess it depends of the saw you have: a simple miter saw or a sliding compound miter. My sliding compound miter already extend 15+ inches behind the blade so it is far from the wall already this does not seems like it would make a dramatic difference. I guess on a non sliding saw it would.

My question is could you hook up a 4” dust collector to this hood?

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#12 posted 615 days ago

After reading some comments on here, I think I will try to add a second model of my sliding miter saw cover to allow it to be a dust catcher as well (someone who bought one of my folding tablesaw covers hooks it underneath with a couple bungee cords to collect sawdust).
If I do, I’ll try to make it useful for those who have little clearance to the wall, and possibly offer a 4” port for a vacuum hose.
You folks are the best test ground on the ‘net!

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#13 posted 615 days ago

When it gets enough in there it comes sliding out into that bucket under it.

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