|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 03-23-2014 03:43 PM||542 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
03-23-2014 03:43 PM
My next exciting venture is going to be getting all of our machines piped for dust collection. At our old shop, we only had dust collection ran to the sander and our planers/molder. This time, we are running dust collection to our 3 planers, 3 shapers, 2 table saws, sander and Blum minipress machine.
My question mainly pertains to the table saws. We are running 8” trunk and reduce to 6” drops. We will run 6” straight to each machine. Everything should hook up fine. But I have never ran collection to the table saws. They are both 3 hp enclosed cabinet saws, one grizzly and other unisaw. My concern is actually how effective dust collection will be at the table saw since a lot of dust naturally escapes the blade. Since I will use zero clearance inserts this should be less of an issue.
In my mind, I would think if I were to route the pipe to a shroud that is located just below the blade I would get better collection. Of course I would have to ensure the shroud sat low enough to allow for the blade to be adjusted to a 45 degree angle.
Has anyone had any great success with pulling dust from the table saw blade. I have also given some thought to over blade guard / collection set up. Not sure how effective that would be, or not.
My goal is to get our shop close to dust free.
Down the road I will add dust collection to our miter saws and our 12” RAS that runs a dado blade. The RAS is rarely ever used. Only when running a series of repeatable dados on boards 15” wide or smaller, which is fairly rare. Miter saws are used a lot and thus could benefit from dust collection.
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net