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Workbench_Warrior

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06-30-2009 10:57 PM

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Has anyone seen or built a box to enclose the motor on a contractor saw for dust control purposes? I know you can cut a panel to fit the opening with cutouts and I have seen a cloth cover advertised but they still let a lot of air in decreasing the suction of the central dust vac. I was thinking that maybe a box enclosing the motor might work well but not sure anyone have any thoughts of wisdom on this subject? Sort of making it into a cabinet saw base I guess!

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"


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#1 posted 06-30-2009 11:05 PM

you will need to watch that the motor gets air to keep cool.This is very imoportant it might burn out the motor ,stall it during a cut,or even start a fire I would not do this seek advice from the manufacturer but I would beware of this idea sorry.If the box is as large as a cabinet thats a different matter I would still advise a few grills to allow circulation Good luck Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Workbench_Warrior

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 11:11 PM

Thanks for your thoughts Alistair. I’m not doing it just considering options, I have a panel on the back right now but looking for a better solution. (especially when I forget to remove it before tilting the saw) I thought that heat or even sawdust might be a factor but I figured they enclose cabinet saws. What is different about them?

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 11:13 PM

alistair is right ,
keep it cool!
put in vents ,
close to motor ,
and suction away from motor area .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 06-30-2009 11:14 PM

The last issue of fine woodworking had an entire article devoted to it. The article.

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 11:23 PM

Thanks Skeeter, trouble is you have to sign up and pay to read the article but it looks like it is boxed in.

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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#6 posted 07-01-2009 01:05 AM

Hey Joe
You can sign up for a 14 day free trail it really covers what your asking about very well.

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#7 posted 07-01-2009 01:25 AM

you don’t get Fw? It is the best IMHO. Though I’m sure someone will shoot me down with Woodworker Mag.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#8 posted 07-01-2009 06:12 AM

Joe,

Only enclose it if you are using a dust collector. If so, seal up the rest and let the air come in around the blade and onto the motor (i.e. carefully placed vents).

Jim

-- Jim in Alaska

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Workbench_Warrior

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#9 posted 07-01-2009 06:20 PM

Thanks everyone and Skeeter I use to subscribe to all of the Woodworking mags and many others but now that I’m retired the budget is not there any more lol. But I did sign up for the online one I guess I can cancel it later if I don’t use it much. I downloaded the PDF and I think it is exactly what I’m looking for so thanks Oh Wise one; you get the crown for today anyway lol. I knew there was a good reason for joining LJs!

-- SAEPE EXPERTUS, SEMPER FIDELIS, FRATRES AETERNI - "Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever"

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