Miter saw dust is a big problem for many people. Sawdust can stick to your clothes, and it can cause respiratory problems if you don’t take the necessary precautions. It’s not just an unpleasant side effect of miter saws: it also reduces visibility and messes up the blade of your miter saw over time. Even worse, it creates a fire hazard! In this blog post, we will discuss how to reduce the amount of dust that is created by these tools with some simple tricks.
MITER SAW DUST COLLECTION TENTS
Miter saws create a lot of dust during the cutting process. If you want to get rid of this mess, it’s best to build your own miter saw dust collection tent. This technique is very effective and allows for an improved work environment when using these types of power tools in your home workshop or studio space. The following steps will help you with creating the perfect miter saw dust collection system:
- Use cardboard boxes to construct a frame around the machine
- Make sure that there are no gaps between all four sides so that maximum airflow can occur within the enclosure
- Add some doors on each side which swing open into separate rooms (one room should include a shop vacuum).
BUILD YOUR OWN MITER SAW DUST COLLECTION
There are many ways to control dust when using a miter saw. One of the easiest is building your own dust collection system for use with an existing shop vac or canister vacuum.
This works best if you have the tools and know-how to build your own plywood box, but can also be done by cutting out simple shapes from sheet metal that are then attached together with hinges or other hardware/fasteners.
The way it works is similar to how most blowers work in lawnmowers – air moves through holes cut into either side of a tube connected directly behind the blade which blows chips away from the outer edge of where they would otherwise fall back toward you as there isn’t typically enough room below table height to pull them in.
You’ll want to make sure that your collection system connects directly to the miter saw and not just to the shop vac or vacuum cleaner – using a length of flexible tubing will do the trick in most cases.
Miter saws are one of the most popular tools for cutting woodworking projects. In fact, they can be found in almost any workshop or carpentry shop. But what many people don’t know is that miter saws produce a lot of dust and debris during use which means you have to take preventative measures against it before it becomes a health hazard. If you want to keep your lungs healthy then follow these tips for reducing miter saw dust collection! Have questions about how to reduce miter sawdust? Do let us know in the comments section below so we can help answer them!