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  • Dust collection for TS-2424

    I'm a proud owner of a TS-2424. I'm wondering if any other owners have any ideas of how to inprove the dust collection of the saw. I have the dust collection attchment and it does a fairly good job. However a lot of dust gets traped alone the inside bottom of the saw where the dust chute fits in. Any ideas on how to stop this? Post your ideas or Email me at danomal@home.com Thanks
    Regards Daniel Maloney

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    The reason for this is because of the huge air loss from the open back of the saw. Make a cover for the rear opening and that should help greatly. the June issue of WOOD Magazine has an article about doing this, and they use a TS2424 as the model for it. No dimensioned drawings, but it does cover how to make a template to do this

    -Rob

    -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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    • #3
      Rob: Thank for the tip. I checked out the article in Wood (it just came today). I'll give it a try. I'll let you know how it works. Thanks Again
      Regards Daniel Maloney

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      • #4
        Dan,

        Please do, I just picked up my 1100 CFM DC today at lunch, and I will be making the same mod to mine when I get a chance.

        -Rob

        -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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        • #5
          Just a quick note for Ridgid. I bought the dust hood for my TS 2424 yesterday. I was a bit (ok alot) disappointed when I opened the box and discovered that it will only accept a 2 1/2" hose. Alot of people use DC's with their equipment instead of shop vacs. Why not design it for a 4" hose and include a reduceer, that way everyone is happy. I am going to have to use a 4" to 2.5" reducer that is going to kill the efficiency of my DC.

          Just my $.02 worth

          -Rob

          -Rob<br /> <a href=\"http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/\" target=\"_blank\">http://home.comcast.net/~robritch/</a> <br />Damn, I hit the wrong nail again. Ouch that hurts

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          • #6
            What I did on mine is just cut out an appropriately sized (14x17 if memory serves) piece of tempered hardboard, and mount a 4" "dust collection accessory port) to it, all mounted with sheet metal screws. Don't know if HD carries an accessory port or not, Penn State or most of the "woodworker only" stores have them, cost about five bucks.

            Dave

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            • #7
              I Made the cover for the back of my TS-2424 as shown in Wood Magazine Issue 133. It works very well. I'm getting very little dust under the saw now. I'm still getting dust trapped along the inside were the saw mounts to the stand. I'll have to come up with a way to fix that. I'm greatful for all the input. Thanks
              Dan
              Dan<br /> <a href=\"http://community.webshots.com/user/pepaw101\" target=\"_blank\">http://community.webshots.com/user/pepaw101</a>

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              • #8
                I find that the sawdust that collects in the inside corners and edges of my saw acts as a seal against sawdust flying around the shop. Every time I clean these corners and edges (it's hard not to), then start up the saw, I have sawdust coming out of the corner seams, at least until the sawdust piles up and seals it off.

                Otherwise, I don't think it hurts anything by being there.

                PS- I also use a piece of duct tape or masking tape to seal off the miter guage slot and the tilt lock slot at the front of the saw. I find a lot of dust gets "thrown" out of these areas, giving me a dusty lap. The tape comes off easily if you have to tilt.
                Greg

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