In journalism school they teach you this about skepticism: “If your mother says she loves you, then you better find a way to confirm it.”
And so I was a little suspicious when Glen Huey told me about the dust collection system rigged up on the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS) that we’re testing for the December 2009 issue. Glen’s never one for hyperbole. (He’s from Ohio. They’re real low-key as a people.) But it was hard to believe it when Glen said there was no dust left on the table after a rip cut.
So we grabbed my camera and took these short videos. One is with the new guard system connected to a prototype piping system and our 1 hp dust collector. The other video shows how well the guard collects and shoots out the dust even without any dust collection attached.
I’ve never seen anything like this on a table saw that wasn’t in an industrial setting.
This guard is available now on the SawStop PCS.
– Christopher Schwarz