Dust collection - LS1013 Makita

At the WW show I had a look at the lengths some demonstrators went to with dust collection and crowd safety. I saw some fully enclosed acrylic booths, multi-hose designs that looked like the set from Alien, wooden entrapments and and some light plastic shrouds.
None of them worked very well, some of them could not have worked in mitre/compound mode.
High velocity shop vacs simply are not good enough, it needs a full 4" hose IMHO. So, does anyone have a good (simple) design for a Makita LS 1013? I am keen not to extend the depth of the saw beyond the normal extended length of a full depth cut.
Anyone? Bueller?
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Greg




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I saw a design (can't recall where just now) where there was a clamshell or shroud shaped device at the back of the chop saw. Think of those old phone booths where you stuck your head into a clamshell to talk. There was a 4" port at the back of the of the clamshell. I think the idea was that since the chopsaw throws its waste away from the operator, it would exit towards the back of the shell and into the 4" port.
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The company that makes the router table stuff has one they showed at the Atlanta show last month. Rousseauco.com http://www.downdrafter.com /

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Dick and Jim,
thank you for the ideas and comments. I have seen the Downdrafter and, for the money, I am wondering if I could attack a large trash can with my jigsaw to get the same effect. I could pivot the thing by screwing a single screw through the right place under the saw as it followed the same arc.
One of the things I am not keen on with the Downdrafter is it doesn't come forward far enough. My saw seems to eject dust forward and to the right of the saw (as I face it), therefore I think it needs a more comprehensive shroud.
(Also, I haven't yet seen the Downdrafter advertised in Oz.)
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Greg


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Greg Millen said:

Dude, your newsreader is stuck in an infinite posting loop... ;-) Hmmm... Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180 - that explains it!
Greg G.
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Jim Behning said:

Hmm, interesting idea. I'll steal it immediately!
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