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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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I cleaned up my table saw. It is full of small openings! I thought I might plug them with either the silver tape used in duct work or some sort of caulk. For the bigger ones I thought I would make cover plates out of aluminum. I thought this might increase the suction. Otherwise, the sawdust either falls down and eventually gets sucked up, or still gets thrown off the saw. It's not as bad with the DC running, but not by much.

Anyone ever do this (plug the holes to increase suction)? Does it work?
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I cleaned up my table saw. It is full of small openings! I thought I might plug them with either the silver tape used in duct work or some sort of caulk. For the bigger ones I thought I would make cover plates out of aluminum. I thought this might increase the suction. Otherwise, the sawdust either falls down and eventually gets sucked up, or still gets thrown off the saw. It's not as bad with the DC running, but not by much.

Anyone ever do this (plug the holes to increase suction)? Does it work?
A couple of years ago I went through my table saw and plugged the gaps where the base met the top, put a magnetic sheet over the blade tilt slot, put in a sloping floor, drilled 3 more holes in the access door. Last June I had to take the saw apart to fix an arbor problem, and could not believe the amount of accumulated sawdust! Without a monster DC I think it is a waste of time.
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you actually want a lot of those vent holes...
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More air flow means less sawdust sticks around. Also use dry lube to help keep it from sticking so badly.

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A couple of years ago I went through my table saw and plugged the gaps where the base met the top, put a magnetic sheet over the blade tilt slot, put in a sloping floor, drilled 3 more holes in the access door. Last June I had to take the saw apart to fix an arbor problem, and could not believe the amount of accumulated sawdust! Without a monster DC I think it is a waste of time.

I have a DC that I can hook up to the table saw. I thought sealing it up would increase flow at the throat plate. Right now, it draws air from all the holes. Seems like it needs to be sealed up to just draw air (and sawdust) from where the cutting happens.


you actually want a lot of those vent holes...

Why? Seems like the opening where the blade angle adjuster is (it's harder to seal up, so I thought I'd leave it) would let in enough air.
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closing up the holes restricts/cuts down the air flow (FPM)...
air flow is what you want...
if your DC is doing a poor job of removing sawdust; you have inadequate airflow...
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