||Here is my bandsaw. It's a Delta/Rockwell model 28-380.
Don't let that throw you. This is a metal/wood cutting
bandsaw, has an oil bath gear box drive with high and low
speed gears. Most saws have similar construction so you
should be able to adapt this to your own saw. Notice the
4" PVC pipe below the saw table. This connects to
your dustcollection hose. Mine wraps around to the rear
where I located the blast gate.
|Here is a closer view showing the angle cut on the
pipe. You want this angle to closely fit up to your saw
and the angle will vary depending on how you mount the
pipe. This whole assembly needs to be quickly removeable.
You'll need to remove it when changing blades or if you
rotate your saw table down more than about 30 degrees. I
used magnets to hold it on the saw casting. This quickly
drops away when needed.
||Here is a view from the other side. This just shows
the way I bridged around the saw frame. Note in the next
picture where the magnets are located.
||These magnets were purchased at Home Depot. They are
a couple of bucks for a set of two and are suprisingly
strong. Four holds the unit well on my saw, but use as
many as you need. The magnets are glued with gap filling
Hot Stuff. Notice how the pipe fits into a cove which I
cut on my tablesaw. Then it's screwed into place.
|This shows the only modification made to the saw. The
gap between the guard and the saw casting was just too
narrow to effectively collect the dust. I'm always
thinking of resale value, so I hated to cut my saw. But I
saved the piece that was cut out and it could easily be
welded back if needed. Notice the pipe elbow near the
bottom of the saw? That's the oil fill port for the gear
box on this saw. (Gloat intended :-)