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  • Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

    I recently purchased a new ridgid TS 3660. I"m pleased so far. I purchased a dust collection bag that fits under a normal table saw. The Ridgid however has a front and back support the sits lower then the two side supports so it will not fit. The Ridgid web has little in the way of accessories.
    Where do I get dust collect for my new saw?
    Thanks.
    Joe T.

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    Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

    Joe if you search the forum a little you will find several threads that have home made enclosures. I made mine from mdf. 3/4" in the bottom with a plastic dust flange siliconed in to attach a 4" hose to it and 3/8" with cut outs for motor mount and belt in the rear. good luck Pat


    this thread has a pic of one way, I know I've seen several others. Let me know if you need pics of mine

    http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/sho...ust+collection
    Last edited by PMR413; 10-17-2008, 12:35 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

      Thanks PMR413. Very helpful. I'm new to this board but I think I'm gonna love it!

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      • #4
        Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

        The simplest method is to just connect a shop vac to the port on the blade shroud. I'm pretty sure Ridgid designed it to operate this way.
        This is the upside down view...

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        • #5
          Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

          Your welcome and welcome aboard. If you need I can post some pics of what I did just let me know...

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          • #6
            Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

            you might use this in place of the dust collector bag you mentioned:

            http://www.pennstateind.com/store/R-TDHOOD.html
            there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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            • #7
              Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

              Joe I also remember reading a thread where someone said they enclosed their 3650 and tested with the factory dust port removed. With the port on the dust collection was better, so if you go with a dust flange like I did mount it towards the rear this way when you swing the blade to 45 degrees there is clearance for the factory port to swing across.

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              • #8
                Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                Pat,
                I would greatly appreciate your dust collection pics and thanks again for your help.
                Joe T.

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                • #9
                  Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                  Thanks FINER9998. Have you tried this attachment?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                    Thanks JBATEMAN. Have you used this dust port? Looks like it would not capture all the dust.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                      I'll try to give a short description of each picture, I did a cardboard mockup of each board. I put magnetic tape onto the rear main board to help seal the rear also used 2 bolts and fender washers on it to make sure it doesn't vibrate loose, and used large fridge magnets to close up the front holes. I don't cut bevels very offen but when I do it takes about 3 minutes to remove the rear so I can tilt the blade. Pat
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                      • #12
                        Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                        Only 5 pics per post... and yes I have my lift on backwards, I push the front of the saw against the wall (then drop it down) and let the motor stick out. hope this helps you.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                          Pat,
                          OUTSTANDING!! Thanks that is a great help.
                          Joe T.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                            joe t...i was able to purchase a discontinued ridgid product, in plastic, for $7.00 some time ago which looked a lot like the product i linked in the post but came with a 2.5" dust collection port. i modified it to accept both the standard 2.5" shop vac dust collection hose and a 4" fitting for a Delta dust collector. i am capturing far more dust now than ever but, as my product is no longer available, i would definitely try the product i linked you to. they look almost identical and the linked roduct is make of metal. btw, this si the ridgid product i mentioned

                            http://www.ridgidparts.com/pdf/AC1098.pdf

                            and this is the kit i used to modify the ridgid 1098 so it accepted a 4" hose from a dust collector

                            http://www.westerntool.com/product.htm?pid=437005

                            hope this helps. btw, great job closing up the back of the saw.
                            there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Saw Dust Collection for New TS3660

                              pmr...can u provide more info re materials and techniques to attach the materials to the back of the saw to close it up?
                              there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.

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