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RedMac

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848 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw question

Good morning Lumber Js. I could use some input on ways to improve or replace the dust port on my JWBS -14CS.

The stock port is, allegedly, 2 1/2 inches, but the actual intake is much smaller than that. The short facts are that it doesn’t work for beans. I haven’t seen any available upgrades out there, but I can’t be the only one in the world who has this issue.

Any ideas or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and Merry Christmas. -r


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hairy

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#1 posted 848 days ago

I had the same problem.

Here’s what I did.

It is much better now. I removed the old connector, it now sucks air in. There isn’t much clearance between the inside of the door and the lower wheel. My connector is on the outside, with only the screw heads inside.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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Clouseau

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#2 posted 848 days ago

I made one from half of the chip collector for a Rigid planer. They had them at ToolsNow on close-out. It took about 30 minutes. It uses either 2.5 or 4” hose. I bought a vew extra chip collectors you would like to send me your contact info.

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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Tyler

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#3 posted 848 days ago

Great ideas and great post. I have the same saw and same problem!

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Clouseau

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#4 posted 848 days ago

I don’t have any of my extras here at home, but I think this is the one: http://www.toolsnow.com/Planer_Dust_Collector_p/5932.htm

Looks like they still have them, and they are only #1 plus shippng.

I basicly chopped it in half and made the tab from some scrap plastic. You could use some from the wast half. If you rough it up, you can get supper glue to temporarily hold if you clamp it. Verify the tab location works BEFORE you drill and pop rivit it in place. Depending on your wheel cover you my need to add a washer to space it around the lip on the cover. Yoiu will need to remove it when you want to tilt the tabel for a bevel. Here are two additional pix. Don’t worry about adding the magnets, but you might want to install a little 1/8” thick foam.

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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ptweedy

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#5 posted 848 days ago

whats with the headlight and shocks??????

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Clouseau

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#6 posted 848 days ago

The pix were taken at my friend’s shop. I think it is an old Norton.

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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RedMac

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#7 posted 848 days ago

Guys – Thank you so much for the input. I really appreciate the effort in getting those pictures up and doing some research into parts. That is way above and beyond.

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Egor

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#8 posted 848 days ago

I will probably use both ideas for myself. Thanks.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#9 posted 847 days ago

I did this: http://lumberjocks.com/GaryK/workshop

Look at the third picture. Works well, but nothing will get every speck of dust.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Clouseau

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#10 posted 847 days ago

I just can’t bring myself to cutting the big hole in a perfectly good cover.

-- Dan Coleman, retired Welding Inspector and past IA Teacher

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