|Forum topic by DSnyder||posted 12-21-2011 08:13 AM||1897 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-21-2011 08:13 AM
I was given a Craftsman 10” contractor saw with steel legs and stamped steel wings over the weekend. I would like to put it on a cabinet and add a good fence system. In trying to design my own, I have been looking at cabinets other people have made in the past to hold their table saws. The majority of them use the same method for dust collection – cut a hole in the top of the cabinet that allows chips and sawdust to fall into a drawer/compartment below. Then, a 4” or 5” dust port is attached to the back of that dust compartment.
My question is this: Is the “drawer below” necessary?
Looking at the guts of my saw, it would be really handy to simply attach a 4” port to the sheet metal on the right side of my saw’s body. But no one else seems to have done that.
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