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Forum topic by JesseTutt posted 09-12-2012 03:32 PM 744 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JesseTutt

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09-12-2012 03:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw dust collection grizzly

On my now Grizzly bandsaw I have two dust ports, one where the blade goes through the bottom guides, and the other at the bottom.

Until I have time (and money) to work up a dust collector setup that would use both ports, I can plug into only one port. Which one would you suggest?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri


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#1 posted 09-12-2012 03:55 PM

I would say on the one where the blade goes through the bottom guides.

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 04:03 PM

My Jet port is just under the table, and works well.

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#3 posted 09-12-2012 04:12 PM

The one on the guides tries to get the fine airborne dust. The one
at the bottom gets the heavier dust that falls. More or less. I’d
use the bottom one and tape over the top one.

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#4 posted 09-12-2012 05:17 PM

+1 on upper DC connection.

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#5 posted 09-12-2012 07:47 PM

On my Grizzly I put my vacuum on the top one and it does fine. You can see the dust get pulled through the insert on the table. I almost never find anything at the bottom of the cabinet.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#6 posted 09-12-2012 08:07 PM

You can always use vacuum cleaner when you find some sawdust at the bottom of the cabinet or on the floor.

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 12:40 AM

Both

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#8 posted 09-13-2012 12:51 AM

Both is the way to go.
One for a shop vac if needed, the other for a DC.

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