Delta 34-441 Contractors Table Saw, and 50-760 Dust Collector                                       

 Over the years I've been trying to figure out the best dust collection solutions for my shop, and this is what I have come up with. Starting with the table saw, I have owned this American made contractors table saw since 1995 when I bought it new from ACME Electric ( Tool Crib of the North ) as a 34-445X package, which included a 30" Unfence, a extension table hardware kit, and a full-size mobile base. It's wired for 230 V, and has been a very accurate and dependable saw. Designing a much more efficient dust hood for under the saw then whats available was first on my list. One that captures the dust, and the port is pointed in a direction that eliminates a CFM reducing sharp bend in the DC hose to route it out from under the saw, and is easier to hook the DC hose too without having to practically crawl under the saw. Then partially blocking the open back of the saw, and blocking the back of the blade that tilts with the blade. Its all done in a user friendly fashion, where nothing is in the way when tilting the blade. To fill the voids between the top of the cabinet and the underside of the cast iron top I used closed cell foam strips and double sided tape to adhere it to the top of the cabinet. The bevel slot in the front of the cabinet can be covered with magnetic sign material. The partially open back now draws air in when the dust collector is hooked up to the saw, making it difficult for the fine dust to escape out the back. 
                                                                                               New dust hood                                                                                                       
Dust blocking
Smooth transition of the dust hose to the dust hood. Shown with Delta 50-390 removable outfeed table hardware kit, and shop built top surface with miter track.                                        

                                                     Rockwell 34-607 9" Contractors Table Saw                                                                This is a smaller version of the 10" Contractors table saw, it is about the size of todays imported plastic and aluminum Jobsite table saws.              
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Delta 50-760 Dust Collector 
                                                                                           When I bought this dust collector new, the plan was to add a onboard dust separator to it. First adding a X brace to the back of the frame, and a full-size bottom shelf. Then building a separator to fit within the frame. It may not look as fancy as a cyclone, but it probably works just as well. I'm VERY happy with how it all turned out, and how well it works.                        
                                                    JET JJ-6OS 6 inch Jointer Dust Collection                                                    
In my opinion the stock dust port for this machine is poorly setup, it is directed closely towards the floor of the dust ramp and suffocates the dust collector, plus the port points slightly upward instead of down. If I'm not mistaken, the Delta 37-190, JT360, and General Int. 80-075L-M1 also have the same type of very inefficient setup on their open stand 6" jointers. I solved the problem by designing and fabricating a new setup for the JET.                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Delta DC33 22-650 Thickness Planer                                                          When I bought this machine, it did not have a dust hood for it. So once again I decide to build one. The original Delta dust hood the port was in the center and pointed straight out over the outfeed. I decided that I wanted the port off to the side and out of the way. 


5 gallon dust separator

                                                         Delta 50-875 Air Filtration Machine                                                          

                                                                         Custom built portable Router Table                                                                                  When I decided to make my own router table I knew what I liked. The Kreg portable router table, so I built one and added a Freud fence,  and a Woodpecker's aluminum plate and aluminum ring set. This setup is a fairly heavy, which absorbs vibration, and the stand is very stable.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Delta 34-441 Contractors Table Saw power switch upgrade                           The original small toggle switch was mounted to the lower left front of the saw cabinet, and the box was inside the cabinet. The small switch was hard to find, and sometimes hard to reach. This saw has special molded ends on the electrical cords that fit into slots in the side of the box. With the original box I transferred the slots onto the top of the new box and cut them out.                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                      Old switch box
                                                                                                  Cut slots in new box                                                                                                   

                                                                                                 New switch and switch mount                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rockwell 11-280 bench top radial drill press                                                                        My latest project is a bench top radial drill press that I've been cleaning up, adjusting, replaced the motor, looking for and ordering parts for the depth stop assembly that was missing, plus I found a used stand for it. I added a lower shelf frame to stiffen up the legs. I will probably put plywood on to complete the shelf. It will be a good place to store a extended work table when not in use. I'm thinking about spraying the stand a Delta / Rockwell gray. It will all sit on top of four 3 inch rubber tire locking casters.