A circular saw is the best thing since sliced bread in the woodworking industry. But like everything, circular saw also has drawbacks. Basically, this drawback is common for all types of saws. And the problem is – dust.
Yes, while working with a circular saw, the dust spreads everywhere. And sometimes, it gets quite challenging to control it when you are working with a circular saw at outside due to the air. You might have shown a “grrrr” reaction unknowingly due to this embarrassing situation.
You might be thinking, is there any option available in terms of “circular saw dust collection?” Yes, you hit the nail on the head. Every problem has a solution and worry less because you can follow a few options to collect the dust of a circular saw.
However, you will find below 2 options to sort out the dust problem.
1. Attaching a dust bag to the port from where the dust comes out.
2. Customized built hoods to cover up the full saw.
Both the option is quite effective for the dust collection system, and a lot of effort needs to get the options installed with a circular saw. Now the point is, what do you understand about the word “effective?” It means, easy to complete a task following some significant way.
Okay, enough horn tooting, let’s take the circular saw dust collection options into the court.
Circular saw dust collection port option
Several features are available with a circular saw, and out of them, many circular saws come with a dust collecting port. These ports are never hard to locate in the circular saw.
If you give a look to your circular saw, you will find the port that is attached at the back of the saw blade. So, it seems you can easily attach a dust bag, and the dust will be sucked by the port when you perform an operation using the circular saw.
"Doesn't it seem quite a straightforward process?"
But the factor is, in reality, the dust collection port of many circular saws is similar to a “go on a wild goose chase.” This mean the system of dust collection that comes with the circular saw is hardly effective.
However, manufacturers made improvements in this point, and they are now coming with more advanced dust collecting port options. So, without being late, attach a dust collection bag with the port so that all specks of dust can gather in one place without spreading everywhere.
Undoubtedly, this system will help you by collecting dust. Although, it will not receive all the dust, but about this option, I would like to say, “A blessing in disguise.”
Circular saw dust collection customized option
Now, in this process, we are going to be more serious than before. Using this option, you will never fail, and it is the time to deal with this nonsense dust once and for all.
First of all, you need to build a hood so that you can cover the full circular saw using it. This means a little bit more effort is required to accomplish this process.
We all know, circular saws are different in size. So, before making the hood, you need to measure the circular saw.
You can list this process as your DIY project. And the success of this project will undoubtedly improve your confidence.
But the factor is if you have an allergy to dust, then probably you can’t take it as a DIY project, and you need to hire a professional.
The high side of this project is, if you can build a practical hood, this hood will let you collect all the dust in one place, and you don’t need to think about any other option for collecting the dust. So, the success rate depends highly on the hood.
Using the hood, the saw needs to be sealed from every side to collect the dust as much as possible. Also, you need to keep some space so that you can hold and operate the saw without any hassle.
The design of the hood is a crucial point in this project. Keep in mind, an open sightline is required for your cutting line. If the hood comes in the view line of your blade, undoubtedly, it will hamper the effectiveness of the circular saw.
Also, keep in mind, if there is no port to collect the dust in your circular saw, you need to build one.
Surf online to learn about the ideas, styles, and tutorials of the circular saw dust collection hoods.
Cleaning up the whole area after using a circular saw is an impractical task at all. As I said earlier, a significant effort is mandatory for a valid circular saw dust collection system. The ball is on your court now, whether you will clean your surroundings or follow a dust collection process.
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