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  1. blackoak

    Lifting cabinet saw solo

    Frank Howarth has a "gantry crane" video that could be of interest. Do you need to get under a garage door opening? A short version made of 2 x 4 stock w/ a HF hoist or block and tackle , and casters ?
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    The duststopper

    just to sum up , I modified the cabinet to allow the Dust Deputy to work w/ this bin I have. Had to tweek the doors and face frame , and the mobile platform it rests on . I guess it's a "do it right the first time "thing . I will be interesting to see if the Duststopper catches on .
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    The duststopper

    This is being installed in a built in "miter station" , and the space for the vac. / separator / bin is 24" D, 36'W, 40" H . As I stated before, the bin I'd like to use is a no go w/ the DD. Given that however, a bin w/ the DD that would fit under the 40" H seems the obvious step. My first choice in bins works beautifully in that small space , yet it is 33 gal. in capacity, only 13" H . Huge capacity for a miter station. Thanks to everybody who has commented.
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    The duststopper

    Thanks Issac , I think you hit the nail on the head . I guess I'll try it , I can always use it on the floor to vacuum that . I get a little obsessed w/ dust collection sometimes .
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    The duststopper

    The parts I wonder are 1 - how much of the bucket must be retained as a "cone" to effective ( 1/2 - 2/3 ? ) . 2 - miter saws create what exactly in chips / fine dust ? All chips ? 50 - 50 ? More fines ? If the consensus was "mostly fines ", I think I would replace the bin , and go w/ Dust Deputy . This bin I would like to use is the reason for my flip flopping . Also the the miter station has a 12 inch , a 8.5 inch , hard piped w/ 2.5 inch pipe and fittings . the only flex is from the blade guards to the pipe . I know , overkill .
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    The duststopper

    Hey John, yes I remember that thread , but the search didn't find it. I think Gee-Dub has a point on the limited capacity potentially . I can take 1/2 the bucket and connect it with the large bin below for massive capacity, but I wonder if sticking with the DD is the way to go . I have a bin that would be ideal w/ the duststopper, and not w/ the height of the DD and its hoses on top. So really, my bin is the problem, which could be replaced if ness. The DD is a "known" good performer , nothing to worry about. Just didn't want a DD on a 5 gal. bucket.
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    The duststopper

    It's sold at Home Depot , and I'm having trouble getting the link to it to post . Sorry
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    The duststopper

    I'm curious if anybody has tried this , because I don't see anybody talking about it much. To me , it looks like a thien baffle in it's design . Great on "chips", Fair on the "fine dust". It would save me some space on a DC system inside a miter station , as opposed to a small Dust Deputy . There is a few Youtube reviews , and it catches all the chips "in the bucket" The fines are what I'm worried about .
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    Delta 28-203 Bandsaw

    Could be metric , slightly different .
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    Dust collection 2.0

    I also think that 4 inch DD will give you the best results w/ a1 HP machine , It's a shame its only sold in combination with that fiber barrel. Take those dimensions and build one , rather than a thien baffle . Might be worth a try.
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    Choosing a Band Saw

    Who knew ? probably everyone but me . I assumed the tax of the sellers home state applied . Did some online shopping and no tax added . That pays for the shipping , more or less . Thanks
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    Choosing a Band Saw

    thanks , I'll check on that
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    Choosing a Band Saw

    A quick look at that Jet 14 SFX , it's real nice . It's 2.5 hrs. away to touch one in person , at Woodcraft in St. Louis . I think a road trip is in order. A small factor in all this , I'm close enough to Grizzly in Mo. to pick it up and save the shipping .
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    Choosing a Band Saw

    Thanks for the replies . Everybody loves the 14-12 , so a drive to see and touch one is my next step . I like to see any choice in person . Also , I have 2 used saws to look at . The jet 14 SFX sounds like a good option, too . I'd like to find a dealer , and have a look at it .
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    Choosing a Band Saw

    In following the 3 tool/ $900 debate, Llama & brandon commented on the Grizzly 555 . I'd like to know more on the 555 line , at about $650 , or the jump up to the Laguna 14-12 and the other options at $1100 / $1200 . I'm a lifelong hobbyist , and the only tool left to upgrade is my old band saw . Now that I'm retired the bump up in cost is a consideration . I rarely do heavy duty resawing . So other than the obvious [ fit/finish power etc. ] can anybody talk about the differences in these choices . What will settling on the Grizzly not give me ?