It seems logical that dust collection on a cabinet type table saw would
be better than a 3/4 cab or open back type.
Is it possible to collect at least halfway well without closing the back
of a 3/4 type?
Dust collection is pretty newfangled to me. I've been sucking sawdust
for 20 years.
Is there any good write up of the general topic of dust collection
anywhere? I don't seem to see to much in catalogs and I'd like to get
some sense of what I need to do prior to getting started.
I have a Delta contractors saw, and the $159 on sale Horrible Frieght dust
collector. I made a "hopper" that fits the bottem opening of the saw,
connected to the collector and it does fairly well. An overhead
guard/collector would help.
I have a 2 hp DC. I have a typical Jet contractors saw. I have a
plastic insert in the bottom of the saw. The only dust that gets away
is that that comes off above the table. I don't think additional
enclosure of the "box" would avail me anything. A DC hose to some kind
of blade guard might be worth the effort and it's on my list of "things
Ron Truitt wrote:
I have made a wood pyramid, much like an inverted hip & ridge roof and
hung it under the table saw blade. My saw is a direct drive unit and
there is no belt to have an opening to worry about in the back, As the
blade cuts and the saw dust falls from the underside of the saw, it
falls into this inverted collector and the DC rushes it off to the
separator can. Because the DC pulls air in from all the leaking spots
in the table saw's box, it also pulls in air around the blade which
includes the dust around the blade. Very little dust anywhere.
Check out my Web Page at:
Where you will find:
******** How My Shop Works ******** 5-21-03
* ** Build a $20 DC Separator Can Lid. 1-14-03
** * DC Relay Box Building Plans. 1-14-03
* ** The Bad Air Your Breath Everyday.1-14-03
** * What is a Real Woodworker? 2-8-03
* ** Murphy's Woodworking Definitions. 2-8-03
** * Murphy's Woodworking Laws. 4-6-03
* ** What is the true meaning of life? 1-14-03
** * Woodworker Shop Signs. 2-8-03
In my book "Controlling Dust in the Workshop" by Rick Peters, he has a
specific design for the blade guard on a table saw. I don't think I can post
that picture on alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking but it *may* be alright
for me to scan the picture and email to you. If you wish me to do that,
please let me know via email.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.