|Forum topic by BTimmons||posted 02-01-2013 07:52 PM||817 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-01-2013 07:52 PM
I have a 16 gallon shop vac, but not enough funds to buy an actual dust collector at the moment. I know that most of the loose dust in my garage is from using my table saw. So with that in mind, building an overhead system into my crosscut sled seems like it should be a good idea.
What I’m not certain of is whether it would help enough with the fine dust to be worth the trouble. I’ve read the literature from Bill Pentz so I know that this is far from an adequate dust collection solution. No delusions there. Still, some dust collection has gotta be better than nothing, right? The hose and attachment is only 2.5 inches wide, but the suction feels pretty aggressive just putting my hand up to it. Of course there’s no CFM rating on the the Sears website so I’m not really sure just how much suction I’ll actually get. Sure is loud as hell, though.
So what you folks think? Would it be worth the effort to rig up an overhead shop vac based system? Who else has done the same and what kind of results did you have? Apart from the clear plastic cover and dust port, are there any other modifications you would suggest?
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