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Dirt-cheap dust collection

Here’s an inexpensive way to improve dust-collection effectiveness on your bandsaw. Use a small bimetal holesaw to cut an opening in the lower wheel guard. Then bolt a vacuum utility nozzle over the hole, as shown. Attach your vacuum and watch the dust disappear.
—Roger Daniel, Carrollton, Ga.  

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