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kykyle

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118 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection miter saw dust chuter

Hey guys, I’m new to Lumberjocks. I’m trying to get some dust collection setup in my shop and I’m wondering if anybody has experience with a product called the Dust Chuter. It is a dust collection attachment for miter saws (the worst dust-sprayer in my shop!). I’d like an inexpensive, small solution and it seems like this fits the bill. Any input would be great. TIA


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#1 posted 118 days ago

Make your own.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 118 days ago

I like that setup Bert. Pretty snazzy

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#3 posted 118 days ago

Thank you.
This setup is not perfect but the best one I ever had.
With the Clear View sucking, it gets most of the dust .

-- Bert

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#4 posted 118 days ago

I wish you luck with this. The miter saw is one of the harder tools to control. It almost always takes some large enclosure in the back, and some of them are open on the bottom as well (like mine). Then you need something to pull a lot of air, Bert’s CV draws about as much air as anything on the hobbyist market. I have seen pics where someone used a large plastic storage tub, fastened a DC port on it, and then stood it behind his miter saw….he said it worked well, but again he had a fairly strong DC pulling on it.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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#5 posted 118 days ago

Thanks for the responses, guys. I’ve seen plenty of shrouds like the one Bert showed, but I’d like something small so that I can push the saw as close to the wall as possible and not take up valuable floor space. The Dust Chuter attaches to the miter saw behind the fence and up around the dust collection port so it wouldn’t take up any extra space. Seems like a pretty good product based on a couple Youtube videos I watched. Just wondering if anyone has first hand experience with it before I go spending money on it.

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#6 posted 118 days ago

The biggest problem with dust collection on a miter saw with a box of some sort attempting to collect it is blow back. There are a couple of videos on youtube that combat this blow back with heavy vinyl curtains mounted on the front of the box up close to the sides of the saw.

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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DKV

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#7 posted 118 days ago

Here is the link to one of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmBhI5u--70&feature=youtube_gdata_player

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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#8 posted 118 days ago

When I redo my saw bench This is the route I intend to go.

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#9 posted 118 days ago

Pictures show what works for me – It is not perfect, but it is almost perfect. And did not cost a lot.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#10 posted 117 days ago

Hey Exelectrician, I like the simplicity of your setup. I think I could do this and not take up any extra space on the backside of my saw. How did you mount it to your saw stand? Is the hose from the dust extraction port on the miter saw just shoved down into the 4” dust collector line? Do you have problems with dust collecting around the plywood lip? Could you post a pic of the back/underside? TIA

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#11 posted 117 days ago

Here’s how I set up my miter saw dust collection when I built my new shop:

The first image shows a fairly simple box I built around the sides, top and back of the saw. The bottom opens into a chute that channels dust and chips to the floor where I have a 5” DC duct attached that routes to he main duct and on to the 3hp DC cyclone. I get virtually 100% dust collection with this arrangement.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#12 posted 117 days ago

This is a picture of the product in question.

I think it looks promising, especially if space is limited in your shop.
It may work better on some saws than others. I see the self adhesive Velcro being a weak point in the design.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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