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Blog entry by wichle posted 05-09-2010 06:32 AM 893 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shop is such that I do not have a wall behind the miter saw. There is a dust port on the saw that catches some of the saw dust. That is connectd to my dust collection system. However! This saw generates a good deal of random dust. I have tried placing a plastic scoop on a stand, (available from Woodcraft.) also connected to the dust collection system behind the saw. While it catches some additional dust, the saw still spews alot of random dust. I’d appreciate any ideas to catch the maximum dust.

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"



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Drewskie

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#1 posted 05-09-2010 07:01 AM

We built a plywood shroud behind our saw that v’s down into a dust collection port.

-- I cut it three times and its still to short? www.work-in-wood.com

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wichle

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#2 posted 05-09-2010 07:45 AM

Thanks. I’ll share my ultimate solution

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"

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Eagle1

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#3 posted 05-09-2010 11:55 AM

I also did what Drewskie did but just letting it go down to a rubermaid tote.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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sras

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#4 posted 05-09-2010 04:20 PM

I have not yet gone the collection box route. I did come up with a quick and crude imprvement in the meantime. I just taped a piece of cardboard to each side of the blade shroud at the back. I had to shape them a bit and they flex a little as the blade comes down.
Now a lot more of the dust makes it into the collection port. Not the prettiest solution – or the most effective, but it was quick to implement and it helps.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Peter Oxley

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#5 posted 05-09-2010 05:18 PM

I’ve been thinking about buying or building my own version of FastCap’s Saw Hood

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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wichle

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#6 posted 05-09-2010 06:05 PM

Thanks Peter Never heard of FastCap! Did I have my head in the sand? Their hood is interesting. Thanks

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 05-10-2010 05:41 AM

Bill,

Did you happen to see this LJ blog? Maybe it would work for you.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Don "Dances with Wood" Butler

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#8 posted 05-10-2010 03:12 PM

My personal observation is that when I hurry, less sawdust makes it to the shroud and when I go slow, very little of it escapes.
A good, clean shop vac helps, too.

d

-- Will trade wife's yarn for tools.

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