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toolie

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558 days ago

ghetto version.

i had some 1/2” pipe and fittings laying around and pulled this together in an attempt to get better table top dust collection. my shop vac powers the blade guard dust collection while a 1.5hp DC collects from the cabinet. shop vac and DC are activated automatically with saw activation via daisy chained ivac switches.

pretty it’s not but preliminarily it seems to be fairly effective. and when not in use, “folds” out of the way. and with it’s two swivel joints, it can be configured to service both of my 10” TSs.

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


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 558 days ago

Ghetto? No way!!! Shabby chic maybe!!! Lol.

This gives me ideas for implementation in my shop. Thanks for posting this.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 558 days ago

I guess the biggest question I have is how often do you use the blade guard?

Given the way I use my table saw, the guard is only usable about 10% of the time.

Fortunately the riving knife is usable about 80% of the time.

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Good way to do it. I have a similar setup shunted into
my dust collector ducting. Keeps the nuisance dust
level way down. It was a bit of a hassle to put it in
but now that I have it I wouldn’t want to be without it.

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toolie

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#4 posted 558 days ago

I guess the biggest question I have is how often do you use the blade guard?

i almost always the splitter/blade guard when workiig with dimensional lumber, but i get a little lazy with sheet goods. but in using it this weekend, with MDF panels, i think it’s going to get me to use it more often as it seems to do a good job getting a lot of the table top dust except, when i have to shave 1/8” off an edge. i’m not sure anything helps that. but time will tell.

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

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#5 posted 558 days ago

Nicely done!

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#6 posted 558 days ago

Nice effort to contain the above table dust. I haven’t found this sort of system all that effective, especially on trim cuts where the blade is not buried in the wood. That spray of saw dust still escapes and makes a mess. Maybe a super CFM collector would suck hard enough ???

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#7 posted 558 days ago

I had a HTC guard which is similar to yours. I traded it for a sawstop guard. If your not getting all the dust you think you should get you may want to look into the design of the blade guard that sawstop makes. It’s extremely efficient at collecting the dust and you can probably modify yours slightly and make it more efficient. Their guard picks the dust up right at the front edge of the guard. I think you would have to modify yours so the gaurd touches the workpiece though.

Nice setup!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 557 days ago

here is a video of the sawstop blade guard dust collection.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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toolie

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#9 posted 557 days ago

thought for a minute there they were going to edge trim that work piece. it does do a nice job, but i’m not sure investing anymore time in attempting to mimick it’s performance would result in a significant improvement in the performance of my ghetto version.

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

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