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post #1 of 3 Old 06-21-2019, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hoping I can get some recommendations for a dust collector. Working in my garage, 18'x22'. Not looking to spend a ton of money, mainly want to have it attached to my miter saw. Any recommendations will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-21-2019, 05:51 PM
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Miter saws are tough .......

Because the blade shoots out dust towards the wall and at many different angles, it's tough to control the dust without a huge back stop. Obviously, well maybe not, a shop vac attached to the blade shroun dust port is the first step.

Some good ideas here:

As far as a low cost dust collector, the 2 HP Harbor Freight is the most popular, especially on You Tube where many modifications have been made to improve it.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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I have a large’ ish Grizzly system for the shop now but the miter saw’s still hooked up to a small shop vac bc that works well enough and was the only dust collection I had before the machine collection exploded and I needed something larger. The shop vac is a little 4 gal Rigid. Some overspray but definitely better than nothing. I doubt I’ll ever bother to put a port into the main system for the miter saw.
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