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Sawdust funnel

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Has anyone gotten anything like this to work?

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What's happening is the sawdust is hitting the white stuff so fast its getting deflected upwards. I might have to put a lip on the top or something.

Hardly anything goes into the little cloth bag. In fact I took it off and watched it while I cut the end off a scrap and hardly anything came out. Even had the wife hold a shop vac hose up to it.

The sawdust comes out by the blade.

This is a work in progress. It does help keep the floor clean, but not as well as I expected.

That white material is bathroom wall stuff. It's really flimsy. A 4x8 sheet of it cannot stand up leaning against the wall, it just flops over. It seems to be vinyl or something similar.

$25 for a 4x8 sheet at Menards.

Probably the perfect material for tool box drawer liners. Cuts easily with a utility knife or scissors.
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Good ideas all. I learned quickly around 50 years ago that working wood shops have sawdust on the floor. I try to reasonably minimize it, but certainly make no effort to collect all dust unless the dust interferes with a particular operation. I have a decent dust collection system for all my machines, but still end up with some dust on the floor and machines. My miter saw is a Makita and does a good job of collecting much of the dust, but it still ends up on the floor, So every 1/2 hour or so of working I use my other dust collector, a push broom and dust pan. Works well for me.
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