I recently purchased a Jet 2HP cabinet saw, and I have a question about the
dust collection capabilities. There are small gaps between the base of the
saw and the cast iron top (I think some new saws are completely sealed now,
but I'm not sure). The previous owner of the saw had tried to fill these
gaps with newspaper, to make the inside of the saw more airtight. However,
a firiend of mine mentioned that the dust collection may be more efficient
if I removed the newpaper, to allow more draft coming in from the ouside.
So which would be most effective in pulling the dust off of the blade inside
of the saw -- an airtight cabinet, or a non-airtight cabinet to allow for
Are there any other tricks I can do to pull the dust off the blade so it
doesn't shoot up into the air after coming back around again? My friend
also mentioned that I could T off of my main DC line, and run a small hose
mounted just under the blade inside of the cabinet. Would that help?
Any advice would be very appreciated!
Probaly not. the only way I have been able to capture the dust from the
top is attaching a vacum or DC line to an overarm blade guard. that
dust is carried above the wood you are cutting by the blade so all the
suctionin the world will not capture it from underneath.
David Henkemeyer wrote:
- an airtight cabinet, or a non-airtight cabinet to allow for
=================================I was dumb enough to grab a roll of duct tape and seal my saw and the it
honestly did not take me long to realize that the air flow was way way
too restricted.... So I removed it then played with just sealing some of
the areas trying to find the "perfect" balance....ANYHOW I ended up by
removing ALL of the duct tape...
I run an Excalibur over head guard (old style) and plugged the hole at
the rear of the guard and drilled a new hole in the side of the front of
the guard to hold a small diameter (1 1/2" ??) shop vac hose...I placed
a small shop vac in an enclosed box on my ceiling out of the way and the
hose hangs down and attachs to the guard so nothing is ever in my way...
It works fine... I did talk to a rep from Excalibur at a woodshow years
ago and he swore up and down the collection point should be at the rear
of the guard....to which all I cauld do is tell him mine works much much
better in the front...
My Jet is a JCS-10 (2Hp) purchased new in the late 80's ...with a 52
in Bies Fence system direct from the factory... It has been absolutely
trouble free and it gets a lot of use... The 2 Hp works well but there
have been times (not many however) when I wished it were a 3 Hp saw...
I use a similar saw from General International (the model 50-200). I found a
great way to reduce sawdust coming off the blade. I use a zero clearance
insert and have drilled a couple of holes (3/4"?) just in front of, and
slightly offset to the left of, the blade. With this set-up, dust coming off
the blade follows a straight line down into the cabinet and on to the dust
collection port. I was surprised at how well this simple fix worked.
"David Henkemeyer" wrote ...
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