That could be because of your DC. But not BS's all are created equal.
I'm not sure any do a superb job considering all the openings.
BUT if you want to see how effective you Griz works, run it with out the
DC turned on.
replying to G Ross, Iggy wrote:
Don't bother, they're all horrible. Move yours. You can easily remove the door
or the opposite panel and temporarily replace them with cardboard until you find
the sweet spots. I don't even have a bandsaw, but I got my buddy setup real nice
years ago with top and bottom ports in a very bathtub plumbing style arrangement.
Virtually no dust in the wheelhouse and even sucked dust from the cut and table.
Smaller diameter PVC pipe and fittings turned out to be key for a strong and
focused instant removal. A bunch of bad ideas are all over YouTube (unbelievably
they continue today) and I'm glad I hadn't seen them at the time.
My Laguna Tools LT-16 has pretty decent collection but to make it work
fully requires two high-velocity 4" hose connections, one at the bottom and
one under the table. Unfortunately I only plumbed one so when I'm doing a
lot of sawing I hook up my Fein vacuum to the second port. Works OK but it
is a PITA so I don't do it much.
Keep in mind that you cannot stop air flow and or seal up all openings
as it will render the collection useless.
IMHO band saws have way too many openings to have effective dust
control. But maybe if you quadruple your CFM from the DC.....
I don't own one, but a Laguna. The way they engineered the cutting area,
they have a piece of wood that sections off that area and can then be
That's my bet for the best. We'll see when Festool does their BS ;-)
guess you could get a new saw but iirc there are aftermarket options
that can be fitted
have seen homemade shrouds that fill in the gaps left by the manufacturer
maybe even grizzly offers solutions for better dust collection
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