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 In Tricks of the Trade

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After hooking up my new dust collector to my contractor’s saw, I found that it just didn’t pull as much air as I’d like, even after sealing up the most obvious leaks. After further inspection, I found the problem: major gaps underneath the table where it bolts to the stand.

I bought a 4′ length of 2″ dia. foam tubing (used for insulating water pipes) and cut it into pieces to fit the gaps. Foam tubing compresses for a nice, tight fit, and greatly improves my dust collection. –Mark Thiel


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