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Offline dlu

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Re: Bandsaw Dust Collection
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2020, 12:27 AM »


@dlu   isn’t that black tube a dust collection chute? Doesn’t it work better than the little pvc tube running perpendicular to the flow of debris?
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Yes, it is. The black tube, the stock dust collection point is just "in the vicinity of" the dust coming off the blade. Attaching a shop vac there gets a fair amount of the dust, but still misses a lot. My "little PVC tube" is just missing the teeth of the blade and seems to do a much better job.

If the stock port wrapped around the blade, like @Cheese's appears to do (and I had enough air volume) I expect it would work better.

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Online Cheese

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Re: Bandsaw Dust Collection
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2020, 09:50 AM »
Isn’t that black tube a dust collection chute? Doesn’t it work better than the little pvc tube running perpendicular to the flow of debris?

I had the same item on my bandsaw. It has an ID of 1 1/8" and is at least 1" away from the blade. So it catches some of the stuff, maybe 25%.

 

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Bandsaw Dust Collection
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2020, 02:11 PM »
rmhinden use Carter micro-adjust
Cheese perhaps Carter 2400 series?


What’s wrong with this picture?



This is what Rockler uses to sell Carter guides.

Thought I might get a set using the Rockler 15% discount (V20610) but they only have the basic model, and this picture of the teeth deep inside the bearing is off putting.

Online Cheese

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Re: Bandsaw Dust Collection
« Reply #33 on: May 20, 2020, 02:42 PM »
What’s wrong with this picture?

Mucho... [eek] [eek] [eek]

That's just a very bad picture Michael...it's tragic that they'd even use that for advertising purposes. Get the blade tracking properly first and then do the adjustments.

1/2" wide DoAll wood blade.




3/4" wide Lenox metal blade.