Cordless jigsaw blows sawdust away

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Forum topic by treesner posted 08-07-2016 07:00 PM 693 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2016 07:00 PM

I’ve been gettin a ton of use out of my big saw now that it’s cordless and I really like the light 12v miluakee but I have to blow away the sawdust the whole time I’m using it to see my line! Anyone else have better luck with different brands?

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 05:14 AM

I think all the jigsaws I have used have the same shortcoming. I never really thought about how other brands would deal with it.

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#2 posted 08-20-2016 12:25 AM

that’s what i was afraid of, need to rig the festool vac to it i guess

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#3 posted 08-20-2016 11:06 AM

The DeWalt brand cordless jigsaw has an air blower built in.

As one would expect, it tends to get clogged from time to time. Also as expected, it’s effectiveness depends upon the characteristics of what you’re cutting and how much debris it makes and the size of it (i.e. how course the teeth are on the blade etc.)

It helps sometimes, but not a total solution by any stretch of the imagination.

One would loose the cordless aspect of course, but one solution would be to make a “jig” to attach a compressor hose to the saw to continuously blow away the debris.

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#4 posted 08-20-2016 12:59 PM

I have a bosch corded that has a very effective vacuum attachment, but fro a brief search, it doesn’t appear that they offer it for their cordless models.

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#5 posted 08-20-2016 01:22 PM

Maybe just buy a small fan that you can set in place strategically to blow the dust away from you and your cut line? I the summer I often have a large fan blowing and a side benefit is that I rarely have dust in the way. Bosch might even have a cordless fan that uses the same batteries?

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