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Forum topic by Mainiac Matt posted 02-24-2012 02:34 AM 2179 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mainiac Matt

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02-24-2012 02:34 AM

Has any one out their set up DC on their CSMS with a dust hood like the Big Gulp mounted to the tail end of the rails?

I’ve seen pics of some of the more sophisticated set ups, but I need to set something up quickly for short dollars.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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#1 posted 02-24-2012 11:57 AM

I have my Makita slider mounted on a table with a big gulp dust hood clamped to the table edge just behind the saw.
It’s not a perfect solution, but it captures a good bit of the dust thrown while cutting. Some still ends up between the saw and the dust hood but thats okay as its not all over the floor and I can easily brush it to the dust hood when I am done.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 01:37 PM

I’m just not sure how well it’d work. First you have to figure out how to mount it—zip ties? Then aiming it so that the dust goes into the cup—-near to impossible. Then the cup cup doesn’t even have the capacity to hold that much, especially turned on its side. I’d definitely recommend using a Super Big Gulp at least.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 01:45 PM

Think Brandon has hit on an idea! The Super Gulp size is calibrated to directly connect to a 4” DC hose. The Big Gulp could limit you to 2 1/2” shop vac hose.

;-)

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 02:05 PM

I bought a plastic storage tub from the dollar store and cut a hole in the side to accept a toilet flange. Then, turned it on it’s side so the flange is on the bottom and hooked the DC hose to it.
Works better than nothing and does contain the dust.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 03:28 PM

I laughed my ass off when i saw your setup Brandon. Great design.
the biggest problem with dust collection for a miter saw is containing the dust at whatever angle you have the miter saw set to. If a big gulpeer can stay in line with the angles being cut it will have its most effectiveness.

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 03:54 PM

I have a 12 inch Bosch slider that throws dust around in a 180 degree arc with a 10 foot radius. I do plan to try an tame that thing so I will report back. It will be awhile before I get set up. They are a trick though.

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 10:58 PM

Nice one Brandon….

I’d love to see a pic of your setup Gene

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#8 posted 02-25-2012 04:06 PM

ssnvet,
Got several requests for pix. Guess I’ll get some today. Probably post this PM. Stay tuned.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 02-26-2012 12:44 AM

ssnvet,
Here ya go.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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