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Dust Collector #4: Contractor Saw enclosed for dust

07-05-2009 07:17 PM by sjbob | 3 comments »

I’ve just finished adding a box to the back of my old contractor’s saw to enclose the entire motor/belt assembly, and a dust port below the saw. I had replaced the motor drive belt previously with a Power Twist Link belt assembled to the same size as the factory belt. With this belt, however, the motor would rotate above the top surface of the tablesaw. I lengthened the belt by adding a couple more links, made sure that it did not hit anything throughout the rotation, and was able to keep the motor below the saw surface. My saw sits on top of a roll-around stand (Woodsmith, v. 18, n. 107, Oct. ‘96). The lip jutting behind the saw provides a place for a box to re...

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