Band Saw Dust Port

Hook the dust collector hose to a reducer mounted on a band saw’s lower cover to collect dust and make clean up easier in the shop.

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When he’s band sawing, Travis hooks the dust collector hose to a reducer mounted on the saw’s lower cover.

“The saw’s factory dust port doesn’t work very well. I was always sneezing through dust storms when sawing and then still had sweeping to do. With a metal-cutting blade in my saber saw, it was super easy to cut out the reducer hole. I just traced a circle, drilled a small entry hole for the blade and sawed out the circle. I caulked around the reducer on the outside of the cover, hooked up the dust collector hose, and now there’s no more super-fine band saw dust filling the air.”

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