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    Saw dust collector accessory for model TS36500 table saw. I have totally enclosed the entire bottom part of my table saw, attached via a hose to the dust collector. Problem: where the motor is attached there is a considerable opening that is difficulte to cover. Does anyone know of any saw dust colloec ting attachment that would work with this otherwise great table saw. Thanks for any info/suggestion.

    Dear Guys - thanks to everyone for the replys. Please note, I discovered by reading the label on my saw that it is a Model 3612 NOT 36500 - tha Owner's Manual said it was a 36500. Model 3612 has no DP whatsoever - following the posted suggestions my shop now is pretty much free of table saw generated hickory saw dust.
    Regards to all, Bela

    [ 03-12-2005, 08:16 AM: Message edited by: bhorvath ]

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    What I did was I took a couple pieces of ¼" hardboard and cut them out so that they would fit around the motor mount, blade guard mount and the belt. To secure the pieces to the saw, I epoxied some magnetic tape to the backsides. The magnetic tape makes for easy removal whenever I need to get at the inside of the saws cabinet.
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    • #3
      I did pretty much the same thing but drilled holes with a forstner bit and epoxyed rare earth magnets----and used some thin foam tape around the edges.

      I can tell you it's just OK---not great. Also depends on your electrical set up----if you can use the DC and saw on dedicated lines, great, but if they're on the same circuit, when you bog the saw at all, you'll trip your breaker.
      Dave

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      • #4
        Did you guys remove the dinky dust collectio port and shroud from the underside of the saw and then cover the whole area with a DC port to the side?
        TIA
        Chiz
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ironhat:
          Did you guys remove the dinky dust collectio port and shroud from the underside of the saw and then cover the whole area with a DC port to the side?
          I have a 3612 and not the 3650 and my saw didn't come with any kind of a dust shroud. What I did was enclose the bottom of the saw with some ¾" MDF after I had cut a hole in it that would accept a toilet flange. I then hooked up a 4" flex tube to the closet flange and ran it to my DC. By closing in both the bottom and the back, the dust collection was improved to the point that I would consider it excellent, for a contractor style saw that is.
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          • #6
            Hey Dave, I don't mean be a PITA but can I ask you this? Why 3/4" stock (I was planning on using 1/4")? Just what you had on hand or do you feel that you need it to stabilize the flange? Where did you place the flange - back, side or bottom?
            TIA,
            Chiz
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            • #7
              Originally posted by ironhat:
              "Why 3/4" stock (I was planning on using 1/4")? Just what you had on hand or do you feel that you need it to stabilize the flange?"

              I used the ¾" primarily because I wanted it to be as rigid as possible so as not to let any sawdust escape. Also, like you said, to give the flange something very solid to mount to.
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              "Where did you place the flange - back, side or bottom?"

              Smack dab in the middle.
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              • #8
                Don't know much, but I would say go for it. I like anything in my shop that will help me keep it clean.
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