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News – June 11th, 2018 – SawStop Floating Dust Collecting Guard

News – June 11th, 2018 – SawStop Floating Dust Collecting Guard

I Decided to Upgrade my Table Saw Dust Collection

For the past several years I have been using SawStops Dust Collecting Blade Guard along with the Over-Arm Dust Collection Assembly.  This has worked well but there are a few things about it that weren’t working well for me.  Granted, there is no perfect solution for sawdust and different people have different requirements.  This is not a knock against the earlier dust collection system.  I just have different requirements than the old system was able to provide for.

I upgraded my table saw dust collection from this…

…to this.

I installed the SawStop Floating Dust Guard on my saw and I have to say that I’m pretty happy with it so far.  I’m going to do a few modifications to it to make it work better for my particular uses but out of the box it seems to work great.

I’m working on a detailed write-up on the installation of this upgrade, complete with the modifications I did and why they were necessary for me.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Now that you have had the floating dust collection for approx 6 weeks I am wondering if you feel it is substantial upgrade over the overarm dust collection as I am considering this upgrade too.

    Thanks, Jim

    1. So far I’m pretty happy with it. I’m going to add the following to it since I do a lot of trimming the very edge of boards: https://www.fastcap.com/product/saw-stache

      It seems to have better suction but I haven’t really put it through it’s paces completely since most of my work has been on the band saw for the past few weeks.

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