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Default Effective dust collection for a miter saw?.

While cutting some MDF, I find myself breathing this toxic dust all the time.. because of how the miter saw "little hole where the dust should go" idea just doesn't work.. even connecting a vacuum there is irrelevant.

How do you properly collect dust when using a miter saw?. It seems to go everywhere.
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While cutting some MDF, I find myself breathing this toxic dust all the time.. because of how the miter saw "little hole where the dust should go" idea just doesn't work.. even connecting a vacuum there is irrelevant.

How do you properly collect dust when using a miter saw?. It seems to go everywhere.
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Yeah, I will have to improvise something like that.
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I had to go out to the workshop and check to see if my 300mm Makita Compound Miter Saw was still there, and it is, proves there are at least two of them. N
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MDF is a real problem. I use an air handler but even that doesn't work that well. Because of all the dust I try to cut and rout the stuff outside. I find that easier and in the long run faster then trying to get the dust out of everything in the shop including my lighting.
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@Artemix ...

why haven't you gotten yourself a respirator???
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why haven't you gotten yourself a respirator???
I got one that I bought for painting, but since I'm not yet cutting a lot of wood I don't use it...

I will use it though, I've read some nasty stuff about MDF and I'm scared now.
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I got one that I bought for painting, but since I'm not yet cutting a lot of wood I don't use it...

I will use it though, I've read some nasty stuff about MDF and I'm scared now.
I don't even allow it in the shop...

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I ran out and took a few pictures of the dust collector I ended up building for my miter saw. It is basically a box made out of 1/4 inch ply supported by a 1x1 frame. I purchased a wide angle dust collection port that adapts to the dust collection system. I made the box just large enough to allow the saw to move to its full angle capacity, I did this by moving the saw to full angle and then measured where the box had to be to allow the saw to move full length. It isn't very fancy but does a great job collecting the dust. I had to support the box from the bottom with a cross brace as the plywood was not rigid enough to hold the weight as it extends too far from the short lip of the saw table that it is atteached to.
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