In the “what did you buy this month” link, I mentioned some things about dust collection for a miter saw. Here’s what I said:
Here’s the videoI found for Ryobi sliding saw [the one I just bought]. Cheap, easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO67n_m6EA4
I’ve looked at various other modifications and tried a few with my Hitachi chop saw. None work because of the horribly designed dust port, it doesn’t lend itself to anything, even attaching a hose is wonky.
My thought is that this is one of the worst saws to try and modify. One solution would be a huge hood like fastcap sells, but it’s so big, I’d need to get rid of my drill press or something to make room ;D in my small shop.
Here are some other links I know of that might be of interest to anyone looking at dc for miter saws, which seem the worst offenders of shop tools.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-phjDivlCc A comparison of popular brands’ dust collection in case you are buying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_P0rwxR1Uo A good video that shows success with a Ridgid, again a minimalist design, which is what I liked about the Ryobi jig.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRlZGApo6vA&t=38s Another video that shows success with Bosch Axial Glide saw.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsgnCHDTo4U&t=24s The Dust Chuter, a product no longer made, but perhaps someone could copy the concept.
Then there are boxes that surround the saw, but they get in the way for various cuts. I tried a Rubbermaid tote with holes in it for hoses, but it was way too bulky and interferred.
I’ve looked at this a lot, if the Ryobi saw I bought isn’t too horrible, I’ll keep it if a temporary hack works. I’ll let folks know in this thread if it does. It does have the kind of dust collection that will accommodate the kinds of modifications in the linked videos.