I have a Dewalt 718 chop saw, fitted with a 12″ Forrest Chopmaster blade. This is a terrific and powerful saw, but it has one really big problem. It makes, and scatters in all directions, a huge amount of sawdust. The first few years I had it, I confess I rather avoided it for two reasons, first, I was really scared of it, and second, it made all that sawdust all over everything. Lately, I’m less scared, and I’m using it more often since I installed a rip blade (a Freud) that I really like on my table saw. The result? Dust all over everything. I’ve attached a photo so you can see that I’ve installed a big yellow plastic shroud over the saw, with it’s own private dust collector (small, but its own). And I still get dust everywhere. If you look at the photo carefully, you will see a lot of dust in the cowling, on the floor, on the saw, and elsewhere, but you won’t see the rest that’s strewn all over the shop.
Others must have addressed this issue; any advise would be deeply appreciated.