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Forum topic by Adamal posted 02-17-2015 08:19 PM 1063 views 2 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Adamal

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02-17-2015 08:19 PM

I just wanted to share with you all my new dust collection set-up for my Unisaw. I’ve seen a lot of different ideas and many (most?) are prolly better than mine, but I figure it may help give somebody some ideas…

I already have a dozen ideas to make it better and as most of you know, everything is a work in progress.

The saw already had a Delta Uni-Guard, so I had a support system to work off of. So far, it works quite well. I like the way it lifts and rides over stock without touching it.

The main things I need to fix are: It’s kind of heavy which makes it a little hard to get the stock to lift it and get started. I was thinking of a soft spring from above to take some weight off of it. Rounding the Lexan at the front/bottom will help too. Also, I need to keep the rear from swinging too far forward because the back plate of Lexan hits the blade when lowering it (even with the notch). Nothing major and I think it’s a great start to build from. I’ll put a stop block or tether of some sort to stop this.

I also used a stop collar with a long set screw and an aluminum piece screwed to the arm in order to keep it from falling all of the way back when it’s swung out of the way.

The way it is now, 4/4 stock will fit fine, but if you extend the Lexan farther out, there’s no reason 6/4 or more wouldn’t slide right under

Here’s some pics:

I hope this sparks some ideas that help me make this thing better!


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Case101

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#1 posted 02-17-2015 11:00 PM

Looks good.
I’ve thought about making one myself, but attaching it to the fence so it slides side to side as I move the fence.

-- John, New Jersey

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#2 posted 02-18-2015 12:33 AM

Good Job, Made one of these last year works great except for right at the end of the cut it still blow the dust out the front.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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Adamal

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#3 posted 02-20-2015 08:06 PM



Good Job, Made one of these last year works great except for right at the end of the cut it still blow the dust out the front.

- English

I hear ya. The thing is, I’m not really looking for total dust capture. I’ve got another hose dust hose into the bottom of the saw and between the two, it seems to grab most of the fines so I don’t have clouds floating around (especially when cutting MDF…YUCK!). If the larger stuff escapes, it doesn’t matter. I know how to sweep.

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timbertailor

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#4 posted 02-20-2015 08:28 PM

So how does it work? I mean, does it rise up when a piece of wood is put through the blade?

Do you\can you use a splitter?

I’m confused.

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

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Adamal

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#5 posted 02-20-2015 09:16 PM

Brad, yeah it rides up and over the stock. Typically, by the time the stock hits the blade, the guard levels out and rides right over. Everything pivots freely.

I made it so that I can use my splitter just fine. The rear piece of smoked Lexan sits between the blade and splitter.

Here’s another shot or two:

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