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558 days ago

for a while, i’ve had to attach a flex hose from the nearest blast gate to each of my table saws. this meant reaching under the respective TS in some way to fix the quick connect flex hose fitting to the receptacle on the tool. and that’s become a pain to do due to the reach needed to get to the saw receptacle.

this weekend, i got tired of reaching and looked around at what scraps and left over parts i had from other projects and came up with these two solutions:

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


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#1 posted 558 days ago

In your first picture it looks like your useing one of those inefficient generic flat shallow trayed plastic dust hoods. They are garbage in my opinion, plus you either have a kink in the hose or a sharp bend in it, not good. The second one looks much better with what looks to me like a modified Craftsman hood that is piped out a little better, but I would still try to do without the elbows, or atleast get rid of one elbow. Just my opinion.

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#2 posted 558 days ago

Looks like you did a good job filling in all the openings in the back of the saw in the second photo. Great use of the scraps you had laying around you shop

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Actually you don’t need to seal up the back that tight if you seal everything else up. Then you don’t have to worry about remembering to remove anything from the back of the saw that might bind it up and throw everything out of alignment, or worse case senario, crack a trunion.

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#4 posted 557 days ago

thanks, kdc68. comments appreciated.

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

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#5 posted 557 days ago

I like this a lot. Your second configuration is one of the better jobs that I have seen of corralling dust on a contractor saw. I like the hard piping and the use of two 45 degree elbows to gently make the bend.

Nice work, Toolie.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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#6 posted 557 days ago

thanks. FTR, the first pic, which appears to show a kink in the flex tubing, is an optical effect. it’s a very smooth curve from vertical to horizontal.

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

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