I have recently purchased a new SawStop 3HP Professional cabinet saw. I am
still working on integrating into my shop and I’d like to ask othe
r SawStop owners their opinion on a change I’d like to make.
I have a cyclone dust collection system and have hooked the saw to that duc
twork. The ductwork in my shop requires that connection to be longer than
I’d like with additional bends and long flex hose, all things that
reduce collection efficiency.
I wish to relocate the dust port on my saw. Currently, it is on the rear o
f the saw and I wish to move it to the right side, near the back. It will
clear the tool holder on the side and the mobile base. Looking inside, the
re is a 4” flexible hose from the blade shroud to the dust port tha
t moves when you raise/lower the saw and when you tilt. Moving the port wi
ll not stress this hose nor change its performance (in my judgement).
I asked this question to Sawstop and received the following reply:
Thank you very much for your patience with your question earlier regarding
moving the dust collection port to the right side of the cabinet. Service e
mailed me back and said they don’t recommend you making that modifi
cation on your saw, but it won’t necessarily void your warranty. It
might be best if you contact our Service Department directly at 503-582-99
34 or email them at email@example.com. Let me know if you need further as
I contacted service department directly, but got no better answer.
So, to recap, I wish to move the port to the right side. This is to get a
shorter run with less bends in my dust collecting system and to allow me mo
re options in making a outfeed table with storage underneath for the rear o
f the saw.
Does anyone see any down side to moving the port?