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Forum topic by Medickep posted 05-05-2014 10:44 PM 1281 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2014 10:44 PM

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I’m in the process of sealing up the bottom portion of my TS. As a result of the strange angle of the dust port and sealing up the bottom I’m not able to have the duct come in on the left side of the saw. I’ve decided to tie into the 4” line that goes across the back of the TS to my router. I feel like I need to remove the back darker metal piece but I don’t know it’s structurally needed. I would replace it with wood with a hole in it for the 4” line.
What do you think? Needs

-- Keith

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#1 posted 05-06-2014 01:27 AM

I have the same saw and the dust collection is he worst part of the saw. Great saw horrible dust collection. Even with the bottom sealed up you still need something on top as the saw really slings dust from the top of the blade.

To answer your question that is a structural part of the base of the saw so if you remove it you will need to replace it with something else that will keep the leg portion supported. I think a piece of 3/4” ply would be fine then you could cut a hole for the dust port. Good luck I hope you have some success and post back with some updates on your progress.

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#2 posted 05-06-2014 02:28 AM

I have this saw and tried hooking up a vac to it and then my dust collector to it but found neither to work well over time. Eventually, a piece of wood will get cross-wise in there and the whole thing would fill up with sawdust. I finally took off all of the dust collection stuff and just sweep up the sawdust from the floor occasionally.

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#3 posted 05-06-2014 04:32 AM

Thanks for the replies. Kickback, overhead DC for the saw is my next project ….already have a plan! I’ll try not to remove it first but the the angle may be to sharp to get to the dust port from the bottom of the back. I’ll post my conclusion!

-- Keith

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#4 posted 05-10-2014 02:23 AM

Well here is what worked best….for me! I went for “containment” rather than sealing it as my DC gets most of the dust. I lined the inside using scraps and on the right side, attached a piece using rare earth magnets and some old cabinet door knobs so I could periodically open it and vacuum out the box.

I included a picture of my overhead DC using the upper hose from my router and plan on mounting a bar to the wall which will come out a little and allow me to mount the shop vac attachment to prevent the blade guard from being “pulled” towards the router by the heavy hose!

-- Keith

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#5 posted 05-10-2014 11:05 AM

What about sealing the back where the motor and belt are? I remember seeing someone made something with some plywood and rare earth magnets, but I can’t find the post.

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#6 posted 05-10-2014 12:43 PM

That’s why I said I was containing not sealing. Seemed like to much effort for the results folks were reporting!

-- Keith

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