I have an old Jet contractor’s table saw with the motor suspended at the back by the belt which wraps around the pulley leaving very little room to get inside.
I have a very small shop cutting room approx. 10ft x 11ft and would like to be able to be able to capture 99% of the dust from the table saw using my shop vac and the idea came to me that I may be able to cut some boards at an angle, put the tall part of the angle against the side of the table which the saw sits on thereby allowing the dust to slide down from the sides into the Big Gulp fastened underneath the saw. I would fasten the boards through the side with self tapping screws so the dust would no longer have a shelf to rest on as stated above. I would coat the metal insides of the saw, excluding the motor and moving parts, to make it slick and to keep the saw dust from sticking to all parts of the inside of the saw. Has anyone ever tried this? If so, what do you put on metal to make it dry similar to sanding sealer on wood and keep it slick with a few coats? All comments welcomed.