A contractor type saw, like the early craftsmans have the motor and drive belt pulley hanging outside the cabinet and a large rear opening for the belt to pass through as well as an open bottom for the dust to fall down to the ground or into a collection bag.
You cant really expect the same level of dust collection with a contractor saw.It isnt sealed as tight as a cabinet saw.Anyway just build a box to set the saw on that bottom of the box is on a angle toward where your hose is connected.Air flow and gravity will get the job done.
Re table saw dust control ideas ill second randys comment about collecting dust from the top of the blade.A large amount of the dust is released into the atmosphere from the top of the saw.Make or buy an overarm guardhood for your saw, youll need about 100 to 200 cfm for it and about 500 to 600cfm for the saw cabinet.
Ive been having trouble finding reviews on dust collectors and wondered if anyone could recommend a good unit to buy.I have a medium sized shop that i will be expanding.I want to buy plenty of tool for this purpose as ive bought smaller in the past and regretted it i.E.Not getting a cabinet saw and buying a 6 jointer.
Re table saw amp dust collector | taking the dive i picked up the ridgid portable saw with the gravity stand almost two years ago and wish i had gotten a proper cabinet saw.It does the job and was a good starting point but you will want to upgrade sooner than later.I have used it on site a couple of times so i cant complain too much.
5hp, 1ph, 230v 60hz.Industrial cabinet saw with 52 industrial tglide fence system, rails extension table sawstop ics5123052.
A cabinet table saw is the largest and most powerful machine of its type.While the actual blade may not be any bigger than that on highend portable or contractor saws, it gives you the physical stability that they cant, which means much greater precision.