Rikon 10-325 Dust Collection Question???
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I can hook up all my tools to my dust collector now but the location of my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw makes hooking it up to my DC a big hassle. I must connect and disconnect the hose at both ends every time I want to use the saw. I'm thinking about reducing down the 4" outlet on the saw to 2-1/2" and using my 16 gallon shop vac for dust collection. Has anyone here done something similar with their 10-325 and if so how did it work out?
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  Re: Rikon 10-325 Dust Collection Question??? by sweensdv (I can hook up all my...)
Install the 2 1/2 hose with nozzle under the table and in front of the blade where the blade exits the table. I used a speaker magnet to hold it in place. I find that this arrangement will pick up 90% if the dust before it goes into the lower cabinet.
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  Re: Rikon 10-325 Dust Collection Question??? by sweensdv (I can hook up all my...)
As long as your shop vac has some guts it should do fine. Given it is 16 gallon I would guess it has plenty of power. I have a shop vac hooked up to my 14" saw for the same reason. With my 20" bandsaw the shop vac just wouldn't do it but for the 14" saw I didn't have any trouble. One thing to keep in mind is the BS makes some pretty fine dust which will clog the filter pretty fast. You will want to use a bag or use one of the various 5 gallon bucket separators.
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  Re: Re: Rikon 10-325 Dust Collection Question??? by Dave Diaman (As long as your shop...)
Dave Diaman said:


As long as your shop vac has some guts it should do fine. Given it is 16 gallon I would guess it has plenty of power. I have a shop vac hooked up to my 14" saw for the same reason. With my 20" bandsaw the shop vac just wouldn't do it but for the 14" saw I didn't have any trouble. One thing to keep in mind is the BS makes some pretty fine dust which will clog the filter pretty fast. You will want to use a bag or use one of the various 5 gallon bucket separators.




Thanks Dave, good info. I also use the 16 gal shop vac for dust collections for my hand sanders. I have it setup with a HEPA filter and a drywall bag so the fine dust shouldn't be a big problem.
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  Re: Re: Rikon 10-325 Dust Collection Question??? by Joe K1 (Install the 2 1/2 ho...)
Thanks Joe. Great idea.
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  Re: Rikon 10-325 Dust Collection Question??? by sweensdv (I can hook up all my...)
In case anyone else might consider doing this to their 10-325 this modification will work, at least it does with my 16 gallon RIDGID shop vac. I made the step down modification at the 4" discharge outlet on the bandsaw with a Fernco 1056-42 flexible coupling. The 4" side of the coupling was initially pretty sloppy but did tighten down nicely. The 2" side was like it was made to fit the spigot end of my 2½" shop vac hose. I made a bunch of test cut and the dust collection was excellent.
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