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Forum topic by CrazeeTxn posted 03-06-2013 03:38 AM 3668 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-06-2013 03:38 AM

So after a couple of failed attempts to come up with a way to fasten a box under my 80’s Craftsman contractors saw, I turned to the internet and found this thing…

Concept looks good. Think it would work for underneath? Don’t know if the flange is flat all the way around though.

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#1 posted 03-06-2013 03:42 AM

Might be worth a try, but my money is on the saw dust not sliding down, just piling up on the thing. Do you have a link where it can be purchased?

Keep us posted, I might buy one.

-- Joe

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#2 posted 03-06-2013 03:48 AM

It’ll werk. I have one under my mitersaw DC

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 06:24 AM

I’ll have to measure and see if this will fit under my saw.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 03-06-2013 10:56 AM

this is what I use on my ridgid table saw. It works as it should on my saw but i have a 1 1/2 border all around the bottom of the saw where it meets the funnel and it does pile up a small amount of dust. I added a piece of cardboard on the back of my saw with magnets to make the opening smaller and this fixed my problem. now if i could find a way to keep saw dust from spraying out of the gullets onto the top of my table saw ( yes I am using a zero clearance insert) i find the dust on top of the saw increase when I use a rip blade in stead of a crosscut blade – any suggestions ?

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#5 posted 03-06-2013 01:17 PM

I use the large shroud from the Harbor Freight Dust Collection Accessory Kit on my C’man 113 TS.

It is just a friction fit, between the base & cabinet. It collects most of the dust, but dust does accumilate on the lip around the edge and does need to be vacuumed out occasionally. I have not sealed the back, around the motor, as 1yeldud1 has done. That is on the shop “To-Do List”!!!

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

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#6 posted 03-06-2013 01:36 PM

It will work, I got one under my Ridgid contractor saw. Took some doing to get it installed, but now that it’s in I haven’t had any problem with it.

Worked so good, I put one on my joiner too!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this"

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#7 posted 03-06-2013 01:39 PM

Best of luck on your saw cabinet. It should help you considerably in collecting the dust.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 03-06-2013 02:24 PM

Thanks for the inputs ya’ll. I know nothing is 100% effective, but this is sure going to be better than what I had.

Joe – I found it on Amazon. Just typed in dust hood and a bunch came up.

Randy – I’d seen those all over the place, but wasn’t real sure how effective they were.

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#9 posted 03-06-2013 09:22 PM

Well, I went ahead and ordered this one.

Should be here Friday so it’ll give me something to do this weekend. I’ll let ya’ll know how it works out.

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#10 posted 03-06-2013 10:10 PM

I wish that I would of caught this thread sooner. I have a better dust hood that is more efficient, and is made from sheet metal, which makes it self grounding if your saw is grounded properly. With the Big Gulp, you’ll either have to bend the hose or add an elbow to route the hose out from the bottom of the saw, both procedures are CFM killers. I have made these in several different sizes, including a custom size.

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#11 posted 03-06-2013 10:57 PM


That’ll work fine. Dust collection on a contractor saw will be marginal at best, and what you found will do everything you need!

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas....

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#12 posted 03-10-2013 12:57 AM

Gotter dun!!!

A little door insulation around the edges and it pretty much fit right up. Had to trim a corner so it would fit around a bolt, but other than that…

I have some sign magnet that I use to close off the back. I’ll have to play with it to see if it’s worth leaving the back off or not.

And I took a couple of extra magnet pieces and put them inside sloped down to keep it from piling up on the sides.

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#13 posted 03-10-2013 01:24 AM

Nice work. The gentle tapers on the sides will really aid on funneling the air flow nicely. I bet you will get good results with this.

-- PaulMayer,

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#14 posted 03-16-2013 02:27 PM

SamuraiSaw : Dust collection on a contractor saw will be marginal at best. Thats what people that don’t know how to do it, and cabinet saw pushers say.

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#15 posted 03-16-2013 02:52 PM

The big gulp is flat all around the edges, I use on for my lathe. You might look at this as well, not quite as tall and may be easier to manage under your saw. I used this one for years under a Delta, and it worked fine….made by the same company as the big gulp. I stuck mine on with double coated foam tape.

edit in: Oops, sorry…didn’t see the post where you already ordered one.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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