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04-09-2010 09:50 PM

Hello all, fairly new here though I have been lurking for awhile. Anyway, my question pertains to dust collection on my new Sawstop Pro Model. It has a standard 4” port at the back bottom of the cabinet but it also has a port on the blade guard that can accept a 1.25 or 1.5” fitting. Right now I basically have the blade guard rigged up with an assortment of pvc adapters and shop vac hoses, but it’s not right. So, I’m looking for any suggestions on how you may have set yours up and what adapters, hoses, etc I should look for. I’d like as clean a set up as possible without too much tape or misfitted connections. I’ll be going to the Chantilly, Va woodorking show tomorrow so I was hoping to pick up what I need while there.

I’m using a Jet DC1100.

Thanks in advance for any help or advice.


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#1 posted 04-09-2010 11:35 PM

Check this thread over at SMC. Seems a simple universal fitting will get the job done.

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?p=1376665

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 03:38 AM

I used pvc, and am pretty happy – the dust collection works great. I took a threaded piece and turned down the thread so that it is a friction fit in the back of the blade guard – makes it easy to take off when I use the riving knife. The picture shows a full size original and the one I modified.

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#3 posted 04-10-2010 01:31 PM

Thanks for the info! I’ve seen the stepped adapters but I didn’t think of just cutting it down to the size I need. The only other part I would be missing is the 4×4x2.5” Y adapter. I have a 4×4x4 and a separate 2.5×4” adapter so I could get rid of at least one more piece.

I did not know that SS is working on their own over-arm setup but it does not surprise me.

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#4 posted 04-11-2010 03:35 AM

Scott, if you use a 4×4 x 2.5 and plumb it as poorly as I did ( the 2.5 does a 180 ) then it helps to put a restrictor plate in the 4 in going to the below table dust collection – that is the 4 inch to the dust collector is full size , and instead of one y being 4 and one being 2.5, with the restrictor it will “see” 2.5 inches on each side of the y. hope that made sense.

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#5 posted 04-11-2010 01:34 PM

I think so. You are saying put some restriction at the 4” output at the bottom of the TS? What did you use to restrict it, a blast gate or something else?

I am a little worried about the 2.5” hose anyway as it will be make several turns between the blade guard and the Y adapter but I was able to pick up the semi-rigid type that hold its shape so I’ll try to keep the turns as smooth as possible.

Thanks for the tip. I’ll try to experiment with everything today and see how it goes.

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#6 posted 04-11-2010 01:44 PM

Scott, I just used a piece of plywood that fit snugly in the 4 inch line, and cut a 2 1/2 to 3 inch diameter hole in it – nothing precise, but like you, the 2 1/2 hose had a number of turns in it and I wanted to make sure I got some suction in it.

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