Worm drive saw dust collection
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Just bought a Ridgid worm drive saw for the shop to see if it cuts better than a regular circular saw.

We are cutting 4 sheets of 7/16 OSB at a time, right on the stack. With the other saw, someone holds a vacuum hose near the sawdust port and it gets a decent amount Of saw dust.
But with this worm drive there is no dust port.

Why not?
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#12
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
Just guessing, but that saw is (I think) considered a job site saw that contractors use for construction. I would bet there's little call for a dust port in that service. Like I said, I'm just guessing.
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#13
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
I agree with Fred as a construction site saw no one cares about the sawdust.  

I use my '77 in both the field and the shop and never even considered DC as an option 

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#14
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
Here's an expensive solution. Looks like it would be fairly easy to make one.

https://www.dustmuzzle.com/dust_collecti...rglass.php
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#15
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
Jobsite conditions are what I figured too. But when you are slicing 4 sheets at a time and the wind is blowing it everywhere (but mostly directly into your face) it is a problem.

The Dust Muzzle is interesting but not $80 interesting. I'd like to challenge the "95%" claim as we HAVE been making and modifying a collector and I'd estimate 30-40% of the sawdust makes it around and exits at the back.

We will keep on trying to make something acceptable.

Thank to all!
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#16
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
(02-12-2017, 08:45 PM)mission17 Wrote: Jobsite conditions are what I figured too. But when you are slicing 4 sheets at a time and the wind is blowing it everywhere (but mostly directly into your face) it is a problem.

 The Dust Muzzle is interesting but not $80 interesting. I'd like to challenge the "95%" claim as we HAVE been making and modifying a collector and I'd estimate 30-40% of the sawdust  makes it around and exits at the back.

 We will keep on trying to make something acceptable.

Thank to all!

That's why you set up your bench so the wind blows the dust away from you! BTDT


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#17
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
A solution that may work for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zys1IFASrik

The adapter is sold by Bosch and available on Amazon. Here is a link.

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-CSDCHUTE-Du...B000WA9586

As stated in the video you may have to modify the shape of the adapter but it is easily done with a heat gun.

Bill
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#18
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
That's why you set up your bench so the wind blows the dust away from you! BTDT


  The "bench" is 68 sheets of OSB. So set up is where the delivery driver sets it. And wind is pretty unpredictable. It never seems to blow AWAY from you.

  The fact that the sawdust can't escape the kerf except by going UP exacerbates the problem.
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#19
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
(02-12-2017, 08:45 PM)mission17 Wrote: The Dust Muzzle is interesting but not $80 interesting. 

We will keep on trying to make something acceptable.

Here's a DIY Dust Muzzle. Scroll down to "Dust Extraction" near the end.

https://www.danpattison.com/blog/2016/10...rcular-saw
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#20
  Re: Worm drive saw dust collection by mission17 (Just bought a Ridgid...)
About all the dust collection I have ever seen with a worm saw looks like



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