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Forum topic by Hutchman posted 02-27-2016 10:37 PM 630 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hutchman

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02-27-2016 10:37 PM

Hello all,
I have been trying to sort out a reliable dust collection solution for my DeWalt miter saw for years. The inherent design by DeWalt is lousy anyway, but I can live with that. My main problem now is that when I adjust my saw to cut any angle, right or left, the ridges of the hose invariably drag, get snagged, or just won’t allow me to reach 45 degrees without getting hung up on something. I have searched for a “smooth” exterior hose, i.e. no wire ridges but can find no such animal. Guess I will have to build some ledge/bridge atop my cutting station that will allow hose to glide smoothly on angle cuts, but didn’t want to re-invent the wheel if someone already has a workable solution. Thanks in advance.
Patrick H


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cabmaker

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#1 posted 02-27-2016 11:02 PM

Do you use this saw fixed or mobile,,,,,or both ?

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MadMark

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#2 posted 02-27-2016 11:44 PM

Use an elbow and come at it from the top …

M

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RobS888

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#3 posted 02-27-2016 11:46 PM

This looks smooth and comes in an 8’ section for $9

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chief-2-1-2-in-O-D-x-2-in-I-D-x-2-ft-Braided-Vinyl-Tubing-HSBVYV2/204407825

Could you use say 1’ foot of a shop vac wand, I think that is the name of the 3 foot sections of rigid pipe that comes with shop vacs? That way the straight section would move back and forth with the slide.

EDIT:

Make that 2 ’ section.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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AZWoody

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#4 posted 02-28-2016 12:39 AM



This looks smooth and comes in an 8 section for $9

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Sioux-Chief-2-1-2-in-O-D-x-2-in-I-D-x-2-ft-Braided-Vinyl-Tubing-HSBVYV2/204407825

Could you use say 1 foot of a shop vac wand, I think that is the name of the 3 foot sections of rigid pipe that comes with shop vacs? That way the straight section would move back and forth with the slide.

EDIT:

Make that 2 section.

- RobS888

Braided vinyl will collapse under suction.
You need something designed for suction or vacuums. I don’t know of any that aren’t ridged other than some water pump suction hoses which are pretty heavy though.

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RobS888

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#5 posted 02-28-2016 03:59 AM

Hmmm, the HD link says it is excellent for vacuume lines. I have no experience with it myself.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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AZWoody

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#6 posted 02-28-2016 04:08 AM



Hmmm, the HD link says it is excellent for vacuume lines. I have no experience with it myself.

- RobS888

I don’t know why it would say that. We use it all the time and it’s very soft and flexible. The braiding helps it hold up under slight pressure but it’s best used for gravity type drains, etc.

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 02-28-2016 01:02 PM

I gave up years ago on my Dewalt miter saw, it now sits in the shed waiting for the occasional home improvement project.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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BobAnderton

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#8 posted 02-28-2016 01:29 PM

Build a stationary hood that goes behind the saw and is big enough that it doesn’t have to move when the saw angle is changed.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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teejk02

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#9 posted 02-28-2016 06:13 PM

I surrounded mine with a 3 sided box and use the factory dust shoot. Captures most of it. Only mistake is I should have left more space on the sides for the shop vac hose that I use periodically to get it all up. If I ever get around to it I will install a blast gate directly in the bench top. Not high on the priorities at the moment.

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