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Forum topic by TopamaxSurvivor posted 04-06-2011 07:29 PM 3444 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2011 07:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: saw dust box table collection collect

In my 70s vintage tables saw, I use a cardboard box on the bottom shelf to collect the saw dust. What does everyone else do?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 07:37 PM

i just veneered mine with cocobola
so it looks cool lol

i finally hooked up a big boy dust system
now it all blows away outside

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 07:48 PM

mine has a 1/4 in luan box with handles cut in .its great for collecting and containing

-- wizzardofwood..... "ITS MY JOB TO AMAZE YOU"

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#3 posted 04-06-2011 08:11 PM

I don’t use anything to collect the dust from your 70s vintage table saw. LOL

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 09:27 PM

I, too, have a 70’s model table saw. The dust just falls on the floor and eventually some of it gets tracked upstairs so both me and my wife can the enjoy the experience of shop clean-up which, on second thought, may be one of the several reasons I’m not allowed upstairs very much. LOL

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#5 posted 04-06-2011 09:37 PM

I have mine hooked to my shop vac., but I only have collection from inside the cabinet and nothing on top at the blade location.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 04-12-2011 09:20 PM

with my ‘50’s Craftsman, I laid a 12”x12” table saw dust hood on the bottom (w/4” hose hole, which is connected directly to my DC), , then, I cut some custom fit cardboard on the back side where the motor and belt are, then I added fitted “noodles” (foam noodles used as swimming noodles for kids), and filled the slotted holes from where the trunnion moves for miters. I don’t have anything on the blade itself, but it does a pretty descent job with the HF 2hp collector. I do run my ceiling box fan/filter when needed. (which is bout 99.9% o the time) :)
—oh, I just take out the cardboard, (I made it so it slides ez in and ez out), and noodles when I need to cut a mitered piece

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 04-13-2011 03:08 AM

I have never used any duct collection, but I’m just an occasional sawyer. Plan on increasing that ;-)) Sure are a lot of holes to plug on those older saws ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 04-13-2011 03:19 AM

I am fortunate enough to have a cabinet saw and I just have my small Shop vac with a simple separator connected with the 1 1/4 hose. Works well enough for me, some over blade DC would catch a whole lot more than just the integrated catch.

-- When questioned about using glue on a garbage bin I responded, "Wood working is about good technique and lots of glue........I have the glue part down."

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#9 posted 04-13-2011 04:47 AM

Bob, you’ve seen mine. I use that FRP (fire retardant panel) with thin stick on magnets to make removable temporary covers for where the blade angle slot , the belt passes through into the base, and the knob I tighten to keep the blade height set. I do like Roger up there and stuff pipe insulation around the top where it meets the base. I did have to go back and fashion a baffle in the bottom to funnel the sawdust to the hole where I hookup the shop vac.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#10 posted 04-13-2011 01:53 PM

Working on a “catch all” now. Went to the hardware store and picked up some 1/2 PVC pipe and some 45s. Plan on making a 16”x20” frame and mount it with clips (for hinges) to the bottom of the table saw, that way I can place a trash bag around the frame and clip it back in place. All for under $10.

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#11 posted 04-13-2011 07:33 PM

I use a dust hood in the base of my Grizz 0444Z. That, and a removable panel on the back of the motor opening, keep the dust in control with the aid of my 4” dust collector hose.


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