Dust extraction on table saw.

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Forum topic by PJwood posted 09-07-2016 01:47 AM 663 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2016 01:47 AM

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I need some suggestions!

I bought this Jet 10” table saw (JPS-10TS) couple months ago and adapted a dedicated 1 HP dust extractor to the port on the back side. I extract the dust right out of the tool shop, (no bag) just blow it outside. It throws the dust several feet away from the vent opening: good airflow!

Still sawdust accumulate in the sides and corners of the cabinet. And I worried it might gum up the adjustment screws, in particular it is hard to set the blade smack at 90 degrees. Every couple of hours I go rack the dust out from the corners.

I’d that something I have to live with? Why is the saw dust not vacuumed from the bottom instead? Should I put some styrofoam baffles inside the cabinet?

Also how do I get to clean the setting screws? I can’t fit my hand there behind…

Anyone has any suggestions??

Thanks. Great saw, I love it!

-- Delicately crafted firewood specialist

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-07-2016 12:04 PM

The dust will get a certain level and not grow. When the saw and DC are running there will always be dust swirling around inside the cabinet…so any build up on the mechanisms will happen anyway. Your worrying about a non-problem. As for catching all the dust, it just takes more air flow. That means not only a bigger DC, but almost certainly a bigger port. My Unisaw was always squeaky clean on the inside, but I had a 6” port and a very large DC pulling air though it….that said, if it hadn’t been squeaky clean it wouldn’t have mattered, at least not to me.

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