My wife is demanding dust collection in my basement and I'm not up to
buying the Festool cause of the $$ right now. The only other full
size circular saw I see is the hitachi which has a dust chute that I
think you can attach a vac to. Anyone know if this actually works?
The Porter Cables have the dust tube you can attach a vacuum to also. I
know it works reasonably well since I bought one for my bro 2 years ago and
have used it a couple of times. But no, it doesn't get it all.
The Porter Cable 743 (http://www.portercable.com/index.asp?eT7&p '38) has
a dust chute as well. You'd also need a reducer, as I think it's only about
an inch or so in diameter. I don't know that I'd want to hook it up to a
shop-vac, as I think that would be rather awkward. But if the Boss says
I also have the PC-743 and use the PC hose
with it. It connects directly to the saw & the shop vac with no
adapter needed. This setup gets about 90% of the dust. When
I'm doing a bunch of cutting I'll duck tape a piece of cardboard
over the side of the blade housing and it will then get about 98%.
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I believe a run of sump pump tubing will work well as it is light and flexible.
Use a heat gun to make one end fit the saw's port and stick the Shop Vac's 1
1/4" hose into the other end. Cheers, JG
<br>> buying the Festool cause of the $$ right now. The only other
<br>> size circular saw I see is the hitachi which has a dust chute that
<br>> think you can attach a vac to. Anyone know if this actually
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