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hkmiller

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08-08-2018 05:23 PM

I need help on designing dust collection for this saw.

-- always something


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#1 posted 08-09-2018 06:27 PM

Depends on what you call design, depends on what else do you have, as in other tools, and MOSTLY what is the use of that space? All shop, never shared, or a working garage where everything has to be moved to park cars? If you just have the saw I would use a DC that can be mounted on a mobile base, and if needed shoved out of the way when done, or just a wall mount where you run a tube out to the saw when in use, and out of the way when not. For just the saw any of the lower end Dust Collectors would suffice on CFM. 4” would also work for sizing of tube.

Or you could throw a lot of unnecessary $$$$$$$$ at it, and have overhead ducts, and a 3 HP unit.

Here are some thoughts that can be used in any shop.

My hope is before getting busy with that saw you move all the items stored under/around it to somewhere else. Just bumping into something can take your concentration away, just a bit, and that makes for prime time for accidents to happen. Plus I hope your saw guard is just not attached right then….....

Yeah yeah, safety police, but if you have seen all the accidents that the story started with “I don’t know” that I have, you would be too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 08-10-2018 04:09 PM



Depends on what you call design, depends on what else do you have, as in other tools, and MOSTLY what is the use of that space? All shop, never shared, or a working garage where everything has to be moved to park cars? If you just have the saw I would use a DC that can be mounted on a mobile base, and if needed shoved out of the way when done, or just a wall mount where you run a tube out to the saw when in use, and out of the way when not. For just the saw any of the lower end Dust Collectors would suffice on CFM. 4” would also work for sizing of tube.

Or you could throw a lot of unnecessary $$$$$$$$ at it, and have overhead ducts, and a 3 HP unit.

Here are some thoughts that can be used in any shop.

My hope is before getting busy with that saw you move all the items stored under/around it to somewhere else. Just bumping into something can take your concentration away, just a bit, and that makes for prime time for accidents to happen. Plus I hope your saw guard is just not attached right then….....

Yeah yeah, safety police, but if you have seen all the accidents that the story started with “I don t know” that I have, you would be too.

- therealSteveN

I have a dust collection system. What I need is a way to collect the dust under the saw, inside the cabinet.

-- always something

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 08-11-2018 03:22 AM

I sucked it up and drilled a 4 to 4-1/2 hole for a DC port. Figured if I ever sell it I could mig weld it back good as new.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 08-11-2018 03:46 AM

There are all kinds of Unisaw dust collection MOD’s shown if you ask google?

Most folks put a 4-6 inch dust port in back, and add some internal baffles to direct dust from front of saw towards to back, to avoid dust stagnating away from port. Bell Plastics sells a plastic piece to use as internal baffle. Here is example from LJ with only a bottom panel added.
Here is sheet metal version from OWWM.
One elegant solution is to make a wood dust pan/platform that fits under the saw to replace the plinth.

There are many more versions available online.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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hkmiller

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#5 posted 08-15-2018 01:18 AM

Thanks to all who replied.

I will have to figure it out.

-- always something

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hairy

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#6 posted 08-15-2018 11:48 AM

I have a different model, but maybe something will work.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/278993

If I had that saw I would make a plate to fit that door panel, and put a 4” connector on it.

-- My reality check bounced...

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