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Forum topic by jacquesr posted 11-13-2014 03:51 AM 2213 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jacquesr

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11-13-2014 03:51 AM

Hi,
I really love this saw (Thanks The Tinman).

The current threads revolve around set-up.
I hope this thread will become the “let’s make to better” thread.

Now I want to make two improvements:

1) Dust collection. The cabinet is opened. I bought a “big gulp” plastic cone and will attach it below the motor with a 4” pipe to my DC.

2) Fence: Inspired by the “Very Super Cool Fence”, I have ordered the same aluminum extrusion that I intend to install instead of the left side face currently attached to the main body.

Suggestions?


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timbertailor

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#1 posted 11-13-2014 01:57 PM

Well, you did ask for suggestions.

Here it is. You can see the details in “my projects

Works great and I hope it gives you some ideas.

P.S. The saw you have already has a dust shroud around the blade.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 02:28 PM

Zero Clearance Insert – I still cringe at the thin sheet-metal insert plate for the Delta 36-725. Makes me sad that Dewalt and Bosch can design a cast aluminum table saw with an insert plates that allows for self-fabrication, whereas the equivalent priced Delta 36-725 is crazy expensive. I batched out 10 inserts out of 1/2 MDF for my Dewalt rather quickly.

-- paxorion

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 03:15 PM


Zero Clearance Insert – I still cringe at the thin sheet-metal insert plate for the Delta 36-725. Makes me sad that Dewalt and Bosch can design a cast aluminum table saw with an insert plates that allows for self-fabrication, whereas the equivalent priced Delta 36-725 is crazy expensive. I batched out 10 inserts out of 1/2 MDF for my Dewalt rather quickly.

- paxorion

I would suggest using the Micro Jig splitter system with your table saw. I use one insert with a standard and thin kerf splitter on one insert. I just flip the insert, depending on blade used to save on inserts.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 09:34 PM

I use the Micro Jig MJ Splitter on a Delta Unisaw that I have access to. The Delta 36-725 has a riving knife design which makes the MJ Splitter unnecessary.

My Dewalt saw also has a riving knife. I’ll add that the DWE749x line is great, with the side-mounted release for the riving knife.

-- paxorion

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jacquesr

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#5 posted 11-24-2014 02:46 AM

Well,
I got to set-up my dust collection idea over the weekend.

I used this:
http://www.rockler.com/tabletop-dust-fitting

That I attached inside the cabinet using simple wire.
Then I used some 90deg PVC pipe, and a 4 to 2 1/2 adapter as you can see in the picture.
All hooked up to my 1HP DC.

Well, almost no more dust on the floor.
I will see with more usage if I want to work on making the cabinet more airtight.

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