After seeing Jim's post about the DC modification to his bandsaw a couple of weeks ago, I thought it would be a good addition to do in my spare time. Yeah, what's that?
While doing some routine bandsaw maintenance today, I decided to tweak my BSDC to reach under the table. I have a 5" DC drop going through a blast gate to a 5/4 reducer, then a 4" wye to both of the 4" ports on my G0513.
I didn't want to completely re-do the ducting, so I simply cut an opening in a short section of 4" flex between the wye and the duct going to the bottom BS port. I used aluminum duct tape to seal the joint and ran 2.25" shopvac flex under the table.
I put a 90* elbow at the end of the flex near the blade.
To increase suction on the 2.25" tube, I closed off 3/4 of the port inside the base of the saw.
So far, it works better than before, but I'll probably add a box under the table, per JCB's design.
(We'll see how much dust I have after running the 180 mahogany strips I need for my credenza lattice! )