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11-02-2015 10:17 PM

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I have a rigid 10 inch table saw. I have been trying to cut down the dust from it. I closed off the bottom but can’t figure out the best way to close off the back. The motor is outside of the back and moves as you change the angle of the blade. Any ideas how to close off the back to cut the dust down and still allow the motor to angle?

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#1 posted 11-02-2015 10:27 PM

There is no perfect way to close off the back on a contractor’s saw. I don’t know how your saw is constructed, but on my old Delta saw I cut a piece of hardboard into a large L-shape that I simply attached to the saw frame with duct tape. The opening was sized to just allow for the v belt at all angles. It did not completely close the back, but shut off about two thirds of the opening helping reduce the dust problem. There are certainly more elegant ways to attach such a cover, but duct tape worked just fine for me for about twenty years (multiple applications).

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#2 posted 11-02-2015 10:37 PM

This may give you some ideas.

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#3 posted 11-03-2015 11:04 PM

Thanks guys. Great ideas. I will close off the back like the video shows. Duct taping the back side may do it for now. It’s a big heavy saw (3650) so something that is easily done while upright. I closed off the bottom with 3 pieces, the center is sloped has a dust connection.

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