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    Hi Everyone,
    What a great message board. Very informative. I have a question about sawdust collection for the Dewalt 788. I've been researching to purchase a new saw and this message board has many kudos about the Dewalt. Maybe I am missing something, but on this saw I did not see a port for sawdust collection. For owners of this saw what have you used or is it something not to consider?
    Thanks

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    Read http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/t6162.html
    John T.

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    • #3
      Dust collection for me is not an issue. The majority of dust falls straight down under the blade,Ive seen where some have attached a shop vac hose underneath to catch most of the dust,and some do design a place to hook up the dust collector.The shop vac idea is nice,but the vac's I have are rather noisy, and I dont care to hear it whining.My saws are in the basement,where the fine dust isnt much of a nuisance,I just sweep it up,and good enough. I know one that uses her scrollsaw in her family room,and i think she just vacs after using the saw,and hasnt had too much marital trouble because of it.I've got two yella saws,and love em both.The dust created by the scrollsaw is a very fine dust,but there isnt heaps of it as with any other kinds of saws.Welcome to the message board, you will lovtscroll more and more until you have to change your name to addictedtoscrollin
      Dale w/ yella saws

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      • #4
        The fine blades we use produce fine sawdust. Not all dust will be blown downwards; a significant amount will remain suspended in the air and can be ingested. Even that which is blown down will be disturbed when you move and thus become airborne.

        We only get one set of lungs and I've always worn breathing protection of some form. I'm looking forward to testing out the new Trend Airshield that Santa bought me .

        Gill
        There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
        (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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          Where can I find info on the "tread" dust mask?? Thanks

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            New To Ss

            Need to find info on "trend Airshield." Can u help?? Thanks.

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            • #7
              garmtn,
              Just put it in google and you should find it.

              Bob
              Delta P-20 & Q-3

              I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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              • #8
                Trend Airshield http://www.airwareamerica.com/index....PROD&ProdID=34 This is a little over the top for scrollsawing. A good dust mask like a Dustbegone or 3M will do just fine. Contrary to believe a scroll saw does put out alot of fine dust that is hard to see but wiil end up on things. Need to designate an area to do scrolling that is away from living quarters, not in a sewing room or bedroom. Any woodworking tool produces dust no matter what kind of dust collection it has hooked to it.
                John T.

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                • #9
                  Hi garmtn

                  You should be able to make headway in your search using this link; but be warned - the $:£ exchange rate isn't in your favor at present.

                  Gill
                  There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
                  (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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                  • #10
                    Hi and welcome to the group. I don't use a dust collector as yet. but i sure should. cutting isn't my mane consern as is sanding. also my saw did not come with a dust colecting port eather. but if this will help. there is lots of dust collecters all over the place. here is one place. PennState Industries. email: [email protected] or call toll free tech supprt 1-800-656-4767
                    gosh there is so many can't put them all on. but this one is for wood turners. love the way they have a large vacume head. just put it buy your tool and it sucks it up. not cheap. hope this helps. just hang in there and yoll get lots more places to look at. your friend Evie

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                    • #11
                      Hay Garmth; you know what i do is i get my mask from medacale supplies. sorry about spelling. lol. that does help with some of the dust till you find something. i find the worst thing isn't the big stuff but the rely fine dust that will hurt us. so this does help some, after all they keep little germs out while they are opperating. lol. your friend Evie

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                      • #12
                        I'm surprised no one mentioned the 20" fan for dust collection. I've taken a 20" square fan and taped furnace filters to both sides. I put the exhaust side next to my Dewalt. I've also slipped a 3X pair of pantie hose over it for additional filtration. Certainly not as good as a dedicated dust collector but everything helps.

                        The other thing I've done is purchased an AO Safety N95 (95190) dusk mask from Amazon.com. The review I read says it's great and it DOES NOT FOG UP YOUR GLASSES. I hate when that happens. It's been shipped but I haven't received it yet. We shall see.

                        Harris

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                        • #13
                          Harris, I use a fan like you do but I also have a Delta air filter hanging from the ceiling and there is still dust around the shop.

                          Bob
                          Delta P-20 & Q-3

                          I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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