LumberJocks

Improved band saw dust collection

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Florida_Jim posted 02-19-2011 09:25 PM 3870 views 2 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Florida_Jim's profile

Florida_Jim

83 posts in 2344 days


02-19-2011 09:25 PM

One of the biggest complaints of my band saw is dust collection, of lack of.
When I was researching saw blades, I found a lot of other band saw stuff. One thing was putting a hole in the bottom door, and sucking dust out where it usually collects.
That’s what I did.
I removed the bottom door, and used a 2.75” hole saw to cut a hole in the bottom front area. I Drilled four holes for mounting the fitting.
First I used machine screws to mount the fitting. But that didn’t clear the lower wheel. So I used “Pop rivets”.
With my old Craftsman 1 HP dust collector, it does a great job.


8 replies so far

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

5182 posts in 2661 days


#1 posted 02-19-2011 09:37 PM

Here’s mine….

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

115202 posts in 3043 days


#2 posted 02-19-2011 09:50 PM

Good Idea Jim well done. Thanks for sharing .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View lilredweldingrod's profile

lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 2573 days


#3 posted 02-20-2011 12:05 AM

Where did you get the fitting? Do you have the part number. I need this like a deadman needs a coffin.

View Florida_Jim's profile

Florida_Jim

83 posts in 2344 days


#4 posted 02-20-2011 03:04 AM

I got the fitting from Woodcraft #150757. I bought two. I’m going to put the other one on my shopsmith band saw.

View lilredweldingrod's profile

lilredweldingrod

2495 posts in 2573 days


#5 posted 02-20-2011 03:36 AM

Thanks Jim, I have an old 1972 Rockwell that needs this. BTW, I really like your shop. Rand

View Raskal's profile

Raskal

35 posts in 2152 days


#6 posted 02-20-2011 04:57 AM

The Grizzly’s have a 4” port built into them at the same location.

View Rick's profile

Rick

8287 posts in 2499 days


#7 posted 02-20-2011 05:57 AM

Nice Job Jim!!!

Mr. Dennington: Nobodies Shop should look that well organized!! WOW!!! Just one little Problem ….... NO Rods or Reels…LOL… If your like me, they’re all in the Trunk of The Car….Just In Case!! ;-}

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

5182 posts in 2661 days


#8 posted 02-20-2011 06:12 AM

Rick,

My rods and reels stay in my bass boat ready to go to the lake when I am…..lol. My back-up rods are on the other side of the woodshop (same building,just where I park my rig) in a rod holder I made about 20 years ago….No… I don’t have a car…a peecup and a suburban… I counted my rods one time, and I’ve got about 30 rigged and ready…....I hate clutter and filth….my shop is always clean and originized…???

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com