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    Table Saw, Overhead Dust Collection

    Hi Everyone,

    I don't seem to find anything I need using Google Search. Basically I want to know what you do about collecting dust from the top of the table saw.

    Are there useful commercial units?

    What about kick-back when using top of saw dust collecting?

    Thanks and Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    My saw has a dust hood integrated into the guard that attaches to the top of the riving knife. I have a feed from the DC (2.5") to that and to the main DC (5") port at the back of the saw. Very little dust escapes - except when cutting MDF for some reason.

    Oh - it's a minimax cu300 saw. Recommended.
    So do I type something witty here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Hi Everyone,

    I don't seem to find anything I need using Google Search. Basically I want to know what you do about collecting dust from the top of the table saw.

    Are there useful commercial units?

    What about kick-back when using top of saw dust collecting?

    Thanks and Enjoy,

    Jim
    Try this
    http://www.leestyron.com/sharksawstop.php

    I have not used it but several people I know recommend it highly.

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    Tony, BCE '75

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    Jim,

    If I ever hit the lotto, I'm getting one of them new-fangled shark guards. It's hard to imagine making one for less than they cost, and you'd have to rip off his design anyway...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Pennstate Industries has one. I just bought the PSI blade guard, and built the rest. I am using the MJ pro splitter in a ZCI also.
    Excalibur also has an overhead unit. The Shark is probably the best I've seen.

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