miter saw dust catcher

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Forum topic by toolie posted 07-20-2012 01:01 AM 1692 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2012 01:01 AM

this week’s e-tip fom shopnotes looked interesting for those with miter saw or RAS stationary set ups so i thought i’d post a link here:

to those who have already seen this, please pardon my redundancy.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#1 posted 07-20-2012 01:05 AM

Needs a linkage attached from the back of the saw to the sliding dust port so it slides over when you miter the saw. Or do it the simple way and move it with your hand lol

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#2 posted 07-20-2012 04:29 PM

I built something similar for my miter saw and it works fairly well. But don’t throw away your broom just yet . . .

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#3 posted 07-20-2012 11:18 PM

Only Just Me…....... I like that idea of a linkage… I have a sliding miter saw and could attach the back of that slider to the part of the hood that slides. I need to think on that.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 03:48 AM

I’ve never had much luck catching dust from a miter saw. That’s why I use mine in the garage—close to an open door.


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#5 posted 07-21-2012 05:34 AM

I have the same problem of trying to capture the dust. The little connection for a hose doesn;t do much. The chips fly backward and to each side of the saw. Need something like a peach basket to catch it! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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