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So, it's time to take care of all that dust making my *I wont say where I put the saw" uninhabitable.

My saw (DW745) has a little tube that I supposed is used to put there a hose from a vacuum.. but, since I'm totally new to this, I'd like to know if is only that or there is something else I should consider before doing that.

I googled a bit and there are some complex thingies called cyclone, and some woodworkers have also big-flashy-expensive setups to collect dust... wont work for me.

Any help is appreciated!.
these are examples.. these method of hook up seems to work the best...
BTDT w/ the vac.. just too much BS to put up w/...

so hook the 2.5 port to the the Wye.... don't use a T, use a Wye..


stick one these under the saw and hook that to the Wye..


hook the Wye to the at least a 600CFM, 1.5HP DC w/ 2 micron or finer filtration...

Done!!!
 

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I +1 to John, I'm connecting a shop vac to the router's fence and it works very nicely, almost no dust exposed. The only problem I noticed is when you have to make a groove with a considerable distance from the fence, so the dust goes.. everywhere, since the hose is connected to the fence. In this case, I think a hose that is under the router bit would work.

(I keep being ignored by Dewalt about their dust collection adapter... they didn't provide it with the kit and they won't tell me where/if I can buy it somewhere else...)

Grooving on the router table
under table DC by connecting the hose directly to the router and shut off the fence pickup...
and go w/ a large bit hole in the insert...

welcome to the world of DeWalt CS....
wait till you need to do repairs.....

time to get get creative...
make your own pick up saddle to fit on one side of the router....

if you can find something like this adapt it to work...
no saddle available... make your own from a "T"...
PVC/ABS becomes very malleable at 120 to 130 degrees...
heat guns work really well too....
think thin plastic as in schedule 20....

slit the body of the "T"... heat it and spread it open...
make it fit and clamp it into place with a hose clamp(s)

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@DesertRatTom...

in this picture you advocate a floor pick up..



have you ever stopped to consider the ramifications of accidentally injecting metal FOD (nails, screws, bolts, washers, etc) into your DC???
the possibility of creating sparks when the FOD hits the impeller is very good or very bad..
those sparks are all you need to start a fire, which may take hours and hours before it flares, in the collected sawdust...
the possibility exists, so why risk or take it..
put out a sawdust fire sometime and let us know how that works out for ya...
 

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not everyone has a dust deputy...
might be a good idea to add a warning.disclaimer for those that haven't one...
 

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Just don't use the dc as floor clean up tool
 

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another thought...
any metal you pick up will be really tough on the flex...
as in it'll make holes...
 

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broom and dust pan..
vac for fines clean up...
age old proven methods done safely...
 

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I'd have to do a cleanup before I could use a dust pan to clean up before I use the shop vac to clean up. These days I keep a Sharps container on hand and all the screws and such get put in there.
your DC not doing as good of job as you proclaim???
 
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