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Sawdust collection bag

Collecting sawdust the new wayI once tried to use a shop vac hose to divert our sawdust into a 5 gallon bucket, but it only lasted a week before it came loose.

What I should've done was to order one of these collection bags that came with the new 15 amp saw.

The price is 10 to 20 dollars for the small, and it's much less painless than trying to re-invent the wheel.

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These bags are fine when they're new. But even if you empty the bag regularly, the fabric tends to get saturated with dust over time. This increases their resistance to air flow and prevents the extraction from working well. I'd advise you to use compressed air to blow the dust out of the bag (from the outside in) when you're emptying it.

If you find yourself doing a lot of sawing, you can build your own dust collector. Here is a really simple one.

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