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Radial Arm Saw Dust Collection...


Wednesday, December 09th, 2009

Well after making the shop a little more "user friendly" I finally got around to building a much needed dust collection hood for my Dewalt Radial Arm Saw. I had a fundamental understanding of the basic design but like many of the jigs and accessories I build changes were made along the way. 

To start I inserted a filler into the left rear corner of the saw frame (Figure 1). The hood is made from 1" thick pine and I elected to use pieces of plexiglas to give it a less bulky appearance and also to avoid shadows. Plus I just thought it would look cool!!

I had an old metal reducer kickin' around that just happened to fit to the hose on my 2 HP Delta Dust Collector, so I used that as a port. After a couple test cuts on some scrap wood using my circle cutter to ensure a perfect fit, I bored a hole into the back of the hood.  I chamfered the inside edge of the hole with the router, pressed the duct in the hole and secured it in place with some screws.

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If you have any questions or comments about this blog entry please do not hesitate to send me an e-mail. Thanks and be safe when working with tools!!!

 

Burgie  

 

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Robert Burgoyne, also known as "Burgie", has been doing woodworking for nearly 30 years. He started learning at an early age in his grandfather's garage and continued while working with his father in construction. The hobby has now become a business with Creative Landscape Accents. Burgie builds  high quality woodworking projects for the outdoors and also enjoys making decorative accent pieces for inside the house. While not working in his shop doing woodworking Burgie enjoys computers, restoring his old 1964 Chevy C60 2-ton dump truck and riding his Harley-Davidson Road King throughout beautiful Colorado.

 

 


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