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Okay, the OEM port on my saw stinks, and I am at a bit of a loss as to what I should use for dust collection... I would like to keep my SCMS portable-ish... So maybe a hood on a stand? Anybody here figure this one out and care to share some ideas?
 

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Fastcap saw hood

Portable, hooks right onto any saw, doesn't need a seperate support

 

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I placed a deep 16" dust collector hood onto the back of my saw. I drilled and tapped a hole into the saw support and used a jig knob to hold the hood. That way it is quickly removable. I then hook a 4" hose from my collector to the hood. It catches a major majority of the dust. Works quite well.
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Yeah, I love that one, but it is far from portable... I have a bunch of home improvement projects that would be easier for me to make my cuts closer to the job, than to haul lumber back and forth to the shop....
 

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el cheapo method

I have used a large cardboard box hung off the back of my Dewalt 12" slider. No dust collector, but pretty much traps a lot of dust off the front of the blade and used with a shop vac off the port works OK. The box can be folded flat for transport.
Just throwin' that out there....the idea, not the box. :blink: bill
 

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Everyone knows us Michiganders are billhillys. I think you just reassured them with the whole cardboard box. :laughing:
 

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Portable, hooks right onto any saw, doesn't need a seperate support

I could not tell from your picture. Will that work on a sliding miter saw? What percentage of dust does it collect?

My miter saw is the tool that gives me the biggest dust collection problem.

When my garage extension is finished (the framers are at work now) I want to be able to lessen the dust problem.

George
 
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