Yea, a RAS question..
Despite a clean filter in the shop vac, I still have a lot of dust
escaping from the RAS when in rip position (and yes, does a good job).
The tiny port on the top and the corresponding small hose connect to a
dust shroud on the back.
Anyone try coupling this port to a 45 degree Y in the hose running
from the main DC? Does it do any better?
Mine does. I have a 4" hose connected to a shroud behind the blade and a
small hose from the port on top of the blade guard.
VERY little sawdust escapes. I should mention that my DC is a 2 HP cyclone
and it really sucks.
What is doing a good job? The saw rips correctly? You need a large
volume of air and a little shop vac will not do that. It is about 6
times too small I would guess. I have a tapered box behind my radial
arm saw. It works ok with a big 600 cfm or bigger vacuum when cutting
90 degrees. Not so swell when I cut at angles that are anything but 90
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