I am doing some shop reorg this winter and my biggest dust problem
seems to be the top of the tablesaw. I have looked around at guards
like the brett, exaktor, excalibur, etc. Seems like too much to plonk
for a guard, no matter how nice. I saw one site where someone built
their own and hopefully if there are some other ones out there you
could post ideas/pics/etc. I think the easiest would be one that hangs
from the joists, but I'd also like to be able to move the saw into a
different location. Any ideas?
p.s. I have just finished the miter saw station from Popular
Woodworking's free plans, and I highly suggest it to anyone looking
for a nice portable miter station.
On Thu 18 Dec 2003 02:03:59p, rob firstname.lastname@example.org (rob) wrote in
I started searching for the same sort of thing a little while ago. Still
looking, but I've found these so far. The one at ValRose looks like it
would fit the bill if you modified it a bit.
I'm coming to the same conclusion. I've got a a 650 CFM dust collector
drawing on the 4" port in the back of my saw. If I were to build/buy an
overhead guard with dust collection built right in, how would I feed it?
One thought would be a Y w/reducer on one leg. 4" in from the DC, 4"
out to the saw base, and 2-1/2" out to the overhead guard. If I did
that, would the 650 CFM DC have enough capacity to generate sufficient
airflow in both lines? Would the uneven hose split just result in the
4" branch getting all the flow and the 2-1/2" getting nothing?
I'm doing exactly this, and it works pretty well.. I have a 4" wye at
the blast gate, coming down from the ceiling at the left side/back of
the saw. There is about a 3' run of 2 1/2" down to the Biese guard,
and a much longer run of 4" (maybe 8' or so) comes around the back of
the saw and along the floor, into the left side of the saw (the saw is
a JTAS-10 left tilt). I use a wire to suspend the 4" abount 18"
above the saw until it llops down a few feet back of the saw so that
there's plenty of clearance for large panels.
There is a fairly decent draw on both sections. You really need to
keep those runs of 2-1/2" short.
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