Miter saw table


I have just posted some pictures on alt.binaries, pictures.woodworking of a miter saw table I made from the Popular Woodworksing plan at http://www.popularwoodworking.com/features/fea.asp?id 21. The table has worked out well but I am still wrestling with dust collection. The big issue is that my saw is a Bosch slider and as you can see from the 4th and 5th picture, the slider mechanism blocks my ability to gather up the dust. I thought I had figured out a clever scheme by mounting the dust collector to the end of the slider so it would move however I moved the slider but it still isn't nearly good enough. If you have any advice or better yet, pictures of dust collection on a SCMS, I would appreciate the help.
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Dick Snyder wrote:

I made this same stand with a few of my own modifications about a year ago. I decided then that attempting dust collection for a miter saw was a waste of my time. I have never seen one that works due to the nature of the beast. I swear they put a collection bag on most only because it is the law to provide dust collection.
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Dick Snyder wrote:

I just bought a Rigid miter saw stand for my Bosch slider and move it to the driveway when I need to use it. I have yet to see a dust collection system for a liter saw that didn't take up too much room in the shop.
Dick Durbin
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I have a Bosch sliding miter and went with a Rousseau Downdrafter for dust collection. It looks like a large yellow sea shell, but it fits snuggly around the saw and does a great job. It connects to a 4" vacuum line at the bottom and I also purchased a small Delta vacuum that is dedicated to the unit for another $179. It's a lot of money for dust control, but for a machine that you use a lot, it's worth it. You can get the Downdrafter at Amazon.com for $199 new or get a used one for $159.
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Dick Snyder wrote:

I just bought the same saw and built the same stand. I changed the plan somewhat, but not significantly. I wish I had though. I should have made the base unit about 6 inches wider. Have you tried to cut a 60 degree miter on the right or te saws maximum miter on the left? The wing supports on the stand get in the way of this saws knobs/levers. Most of the time I'll be cutting straight 90 degree cuts so it isn't that big of a deal, but the first project I was working on after I built the stand required a 60 degree cut... shoot! I had actually thought about making it wider when i was building it, but for different reasons. Perhaps you took this into consideration, but it looks like you missed it too based on your pics.
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