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Dust-proof Your Contractor’s Saw

Dust-proof Your Contractor’s Saw: A shopmade plywood back plate and simple undermount box collect dust at the source.
By Dick McDonough, Fine Woodworking

Whenever I’m doing a lot of ripping and crosscutting with my saw, I generate a blizzard of airborne sawdust. So to prevent all of that sawdust from filling my shop (and lungs), I mounted a small plywood box under the saw cabinet and connected the box to my dust collector. And to prevent dust from blowing out through the wide-open back of the cabinet, I covered most of the open area with a piece of plywood.

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