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Klawman 12-05-2009 11:32 AM

Making a dust box for a saw stand
I am getting set to build a cabinet type stand for my miter saw. The plans are here.

I am going to modify them some to allow for use of an outside shop vac instead of the built in one. I know I can plug a hose into the dust port of my saw, but I wonder how the dust shelf of this cabinet works. Shouldn't there be an opening or several in the top of the cabinet to allow sawdust to fall down onto the shelf. (And if I go with the adjustable platform per the plan, shouldn't it have similar openings?) Then my shop vac would also plug into an opening in the back of the dust box. (Actually, I would plug its hose into a pvc pipe that teed into the back of the dust box and the saws dust port. I would add a little inner door so as to turn the dust shelf into a dust box.

Does this make sense?

PaliBob 12-06-2009 02:39 PM

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I have one of the ChopShop hoods from Fastcap. They can be folded down when not in use.
The new ones are all white and mount directly to my DeWalt 12" SCMS

(pic is from FastCap)

DBRhino 12-06-2009 08:20 PM

how do you like your chop shop hood??

PaliBob 12-07-2009 03:19 AM

DBR, I keep the ChopShop hood set up all the time in my garage for non production use. As you can guess the garage no longer holds a car. The hood helps keep the dust down. It is not easily portable so I use a $100 10" Hitachi. Overall I give the ChopShop a solid B.

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