Milwaukee miter saw dust vac adaptor anyone got one?

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Forum topic by juicegoose posted 09-07-2010 03:46 PM 4972 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2010 03:46 PM

I was setting up my new miter saw station over the weekend and went to looking for the dust collector part for the 12” SCMS from Milwaukee. Found a couple online resources but no one had any pictures and pretty much no info on the item. Can anyone tell me more about it? do you own the adaptor and does it work well? does the adaptor rotate 90 degrees down like the bag or is it straight back(space is an issue for me) Does it stay on well?


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#1 posted 09-07-2010 05:14 PM

FWIW – - I have never seen a miter saw setup that did a very good job of dust control. Even the expensive Festool Kapex system only captures 91% of the dust, which is probably the best there is.

If anyone finds a miter saw setup that really captures the dust I, and many others, would love to hear about it.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 09-07-2010 05:23 PM

Oh I fully understand that dust collection on a miter saw is almost a joke. But any suction either from a collector or shop vac has to better then a passive bag that it currently spills to.

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#3 posted 09-10-2010 03:47 AM

I have the non-slider version CMS purchased primarily due to Milwaukee’s improved dust collection capabilities. Although some saw dust passes by the collection chute 75% is better than most CMS other than the Festool Kapex. For some reason Milwaukee did not place enough thought into providing D.C. adapters for the old sized dust exhaust to the supplied dust bag. In my application, the CMS is mounted on a bench with material support risers on either side and Kreg KMS8000 Trak & Stop System.

My method for connecting D.C. was though use of highly flexible 4” hose purchased several years ago at WW show. With a little force the flexible hose will conform to the dust chute outlet and with several wraps of 2” tape forms a very good seal. I am satisfied with dust collection and will not continue with a plan to enclose the CMS with a hood assembly, which would be quite large so as not to limit the saw capabilities.

-- Arvid, Spring Texas

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