Dust-proof Your Contractor’s Saw
A shopmade plywood back plate and simple undermount box collect dust at the source
Dick McDonough designed a simple box that efficiently captures 95% of the dust generated by his saw. It’s a tapered box that mounts to his 10-in contractor’s saw. Exploded drawings help show how to make and adapt it if your saw has different dimensions. He explains how to fill the gaps between the cabinet and the table with weatherstripping. The hose connects to the dust box through the back, so he can easily remove it for use on other machines. A back plate helps keep dust out of the handwheel and sawblade slot. And don’t forget to drill a hole for power cords.
From Fine Woodworking #145