I recently purchased a Jet 2HP cabinet saw, and I have a question about the
dust collection capabilities. There are small gaps between the base of the
saw and the cast iron top (I think some new saws are completely sealed now,
but I'm not sure). The previous owner of the saw had tried to fill these
gaps with newspaper, to make the inside of the saw more airtight. However,
a firiend of mine mentioned that the dust collection may be more efficient
if I removed the newpaper, to allow more draft coming in from the ouside.
So which would be most effective in pulling the dust off of the blade inside
of the saw -- an airtight cabinet, or a non-airtight cabinet to allow for
Are there any other tricks I can do to pull the dust off the blade so it
doesn't shoot up into the air after coming back around again? My friend
also mentioned that I could T off of my main DC line, and run a small hose
mounted just under the blade inside of the cabinet. Would that help?
Any advice would be very appreciated!