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Forum topic by Cruiszr posted 01-28-2014 02:20 PM 543 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2014 02:20 PM

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I have a Delta contractor saw and wanted to know what other WW’s are doing about DC in their shop. I have two issues with the saw. 1) how it builds up dust inside the saw on the shelves where it bolts to the stand and 2) the opening in the back where the belt hooks to the outboard motor. The saw has a dust collection shoot under the saw and is for a DC hose which is connected to a Delta DC. Because I have an out feed table it’s difficult to clean around and under the saw. Just wonder how others have addressed the problem and any suggestions to the DC system.


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#1 posted 01-28-2014 03:38 PM

You don’t have to worry about the build up of dist on the ledge, it will reach a point wher no more will accumulate, it just slides down into whatever you have fastened on the bottom for a pick up. But I tried several way to corral the back a little with mixed successes. I tried making some hardboard cutouts. In my attempt there were and bracket2, one for each side of the belt. I had cut clearance for the belt and bracket. Mine were fastened with 1 sheet metal screw to each piece (magnets would have been better). the biggest problem I had was remembering to remove them when I tilted the blade, otherwise they worked fairly well. I then got to where I could have an outfeed table permanently attached to the saw. When I did that, I built an enclosure that housed the motor and put that on. Worked much better, no motor problems (cabinet saws have enclosed motors with no problems). There was just a small amount of dust build up in the back of the enclosure which I may have eliminated with some small holes back there….but I really didn’t worry about it. When i sold the saw, the guy wanted the outfeed table and enclosure for his shop.

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