Seems like a good design requiring no electricity.
I also thought it won't work with a SCMS (sliding compound mitre saw) but then saw this picture with a SCMS.Ok, looks interesting, but not much information--a new product. It doesn't seem like it will work on a sliding miter. .
let us know how she works Tinman.All I know is that the sliding miter saw in my shop is responsible for the majority of my mess.
I have found that some dust collection is better than no dust collection. Perfection is not achievable. Are some better than others? Oh yeah. But I don't have time to sort out the perfectly engineered solution for my particular saw. Too busy wasting wood and glue.
For $30 I am in. Anything is better than nothing.
I'll post some basic results once it arrives.
The curtain could hang on a thick dowel so you could push it back, out of the way, then pull it forward for use. That would get the DC curtain out of the way when you put the saw away. The earlier picture was taken before I gathered the bottom of the curtain for dust collection. The curtian stays in place in my shop, othewise I'd must revise the rod setup so I could push it back, out of the way@DesertRatTom
I remember seeing a photo of your setup during an earlier discussion on this subject, and was intrigued but it seemed to take up more room than I have available, plus I also need something that is storable after I tuck my miter saw back under the bench where it lives. To go with your design though, there was an earlier thread that showed a gentleman making cabinets (for RV's?) on a production basis, and his miter saw pulled through one of those clear "ribbon-curtains" like one sees on a loading dock, albeit on a much smaller scale - that seemed to be a good idea to trap the sawdust that bounced back towards the operator. On your idea of the aluminum chute, I read an article where a piece of heavy (say 1/8" thick or better) was used to make a flexible chute to feed the discharge port on the guard - I saved a picture of the set-up (see below) but forgot to bookmark the article.
My miter saw is exactly that, an old Ryobi - what used to be called a chop saw I believe - now being used to replace my RAS for cutting narrower parts to length. I've played with dust collection on it; the Rockler plastic hood helps but needs side walls and a roof - maybe the roof could incorporate the ribbons hanging down? The drawback to this is the size - it has to be removed from the stand that the saw sits on and stored between uses. I haven't done much more on dust collection for that saw as I've been working on refurbishing one of the old (long out of production) Sears 7-1/2" miter saws that looks like a mini RAS and will probably concentrate on some type of dust collection system for it.