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Blog entry by terry staggs posted 03-14-2011 01:53 AM 856 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i was wondering if any of you guys have come up with a good system for extracting sawdust behind a radial arm saw. our shop has a outside exhaust with enough volumn to support all we have in the shop. but i have tried every gadget and contraption i have seen with less than good results. a friend of mine built a chute that dumps to a 4” exhaust in the bottom an the back but i dont have the luxury of doing. when a radial arrives we throw the legs away and it is built in. we have 2 and have the same problem. we have A 4” that stays open all the time on them but they help very little. im also pretty picky about putting something up that looks crappy in the shop. So all you guys come on tell me what i need to do. i am under the sawdust pile on this one !


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 03-14-2011 03:04 AM

Here’s how mine works. When I built my cabinet system for my ras and chop saw, I bought a d.c. hook-up to fit behind the saw and out of the way. It has a 4” opening at the top for the d.c. hose, and a 4” wide x 8” tall opening for the dust to shoot up into the hose and go to the d.c. I then made a couple of “baffles” to go on either side to kinda contain the dust and chips…...Here’s a couple of pixs…...
The blast gate lets you open and close when not in use, and is handy right above the shoot. The baffles are just standing there, and if you need to cut any other angles, just remove them and put them back when done..

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terry staggs

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#2 posted 03-14-2011 03:53 AM

looks good. ill try the blocks to the side and if it works for me il get the chute built at the metal sop. thanks for the info


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