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Forum topic by CyBorge posted 09-18-2009 06:29 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2009 06:29 PM

Everybody talks about how dust collection should be done at the source whenever possible. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of those big, stationary power tools with the fancy dust ports. Nearly all of my cuts are done with a circular saw (Dewalt DW369CSK).

Since there is no dust port on this saw, how can it be effectively collected or controlled? Right now I’m just setting a Shop Vac hose (no dust collector yet) down in the general direction the dust chips tend to fly. It helps a little, but the hose really needs to move with the saw to be effective. My handheld router is in the same boat. Can anyone provide some tips?

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#1 posted 09-18-2009 08:00 PM

LJ “niki” built a system for his circular saw that involved covering the open side of the blade with a piece of hardboard and attaching a hose to it. Look at his forum posts and you might find it. You’ll also see lots of other good ideas.

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