Delta Unisaw and Efficient Dust Collection

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Forum topic by NedG posted 02-29-2012 12:22 AM 3812 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2012 12:22 AM

To make the dust collection system attached to a Delta Unisaw more efficient, I’m thinking about taping the joint where the cabinet meets the saw’s top. I’d probably use duct tape, and apply it to the outside of this joint. There’s a pretty large gap there, and it must reduce the efficiency of the dust collector. Any thought will be appreciated. Thanks. —-Ned

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 12:34 AM

Yeah, you could go for the classy duct tape look or you could separate the top from the base and put weather stripping in the gap.

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 01:48 AM

Be aware that efficient dust collection requires sufficient airflow thru the tool. Don’t close up all of the openings or you will reduce your dust collection capabilities. If you want to improve your dust collection, you might consider adding sloped baffles to each side of the saw cabinet as well as a slanted bottom panel to channel the dust and debris toward your dust collection duct fitting on the side or back of the cabinet.

Even tho your cabinet will be a different configuration, take a look at the approach I used on my saw: There are no corners or surfaces to catch dust.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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