|Forum topic by Medickep||posted 06-16-2015 05:12 AM||1108 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-16-2015 05:12 AM
I recently purchased the Rigid double bevel sliding compound miter saw and just got it set up on my work bench. This thing is a beast and because it can miter up to 62 on both sides, and is double-beveled, I had to modify my bench a lot to accommodate this beast. In fact, if I new how much added work it would be I may have…..
Rigid seems to be pretty popular, so I’m hoping someone here has sorted out a good plan of attack for getting some of the dust this thing produces! I initially tried a full length 2.5” shop vac hose, which was connected to my 4” duct system and it was like I had nothing attached. I did make a few cuts with the DC off, and realized it was doing something! I could have shortened the hose and improved the system, but I wasn’t convinced it was the way to go. My setup on my 12” chop saw wasn’t perfect, but it kept the clouds of dust from accumulating.
As of now, the best I could come up with was some 2.5” attachments to connect to the saw, then I added the wire brace for the dust bag, in order to use it to support my 4” gate and hose. This appears to be a little heavy and it does pop off now and again, which is annoying, but there is so much more air! I also zip tied around the 4” hose to keep it between the metal wire brace, but left it loose enough for the hose to move, while sliding the blade.
I think if I could keep the hose from popping out and get the folks at Keen to start selling their sliding miter saw dust collection kit I would be good to go, but it appears to be on hold and I heard the creator of the products is no longer with us.
If anyone has had any success with collecting dust on this saw, I would love to here it!