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Dust Collection

Grime-stoppers, rid your tablesaw of dust

Rid your tablesaw of the built-up dust and gunk choking its inner workings. Here's how you can beat the dust gremlins.



These dozen ways to recycle sawdust might even make you question thin-kerf blades.



Unless you're having a square dance, you don't want sawdust on the floor. And you certainly don't want to breathe it. We recently tried dozens of products that promise better dust pickup. Here are the ones that work best.



Breathe easier with these shop-tested tips for keeping your shop tidies and your air cleaner.



Tips on how to avoid common duct-design flaws.



This calculator-protecting tip is something you can count on!



Too much buildup at the blast gates can prevent a dust collector from doing its job. Find out how one reader keeps system his sawdust-free.



See the dust collection systems and setups from America's top shops. Then, see what ideas you can incorporate into your own shop.



Many woodworkers have similar questions about dust collection. Here, we've collected a helpful list of answers to common questions.



Is it finally time to tackle the dust problem in your shop? Don't gamble by guessing on duct sizes and airflow. These basic calculations will tell you what flow capacity you need, what size ductwork that calls for, and how much static pressure loss your dust collector must overcome to work effectively.



Here's a simple rig that allows you to position a vacuum hose near the drill press bit, yet easily reposition it when necessary.



To choose a dust collector that will handle your shop's future requirements, you first need to know which tool in your shop (or on your shopping list) needs the greatest airflow to pull away dust and chips.



Before shopping for a dust-collection system, familiarize yourself with a few of the common terms you'll encounter during your search.



 
 
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