A few years ago I started making efficient and user friendly dust collection improvements that no one offered for the machinery that I own. I use a fairly heavy gauge sheet metal on these projects, and consider them as commercial / industrial duty. Proudly made in the USA.
Delta 34-441 Table Saw, and the 50-760 Dust Collector with added 2nd Stage Dust Separator.
Delta 50-760 with added frame brace and full size deck Delta 34-441 Contractors table saw dust collection Open back dust blocking
Table saw dust hood
JET JJ-6OS 6 inch Jointer Dust Collection In my opinion the stock dust port for this machine is very inefficiently setup, so I redesigned a dust hood with a 4" port for it. The port is now directed in a much more efficient direction for the dust hose, and inline with the dust chute.
Delta DC33 22-650 Thickness Planer When I bought this machine, it did not have a dust hood for it. The dust hood that Delta had for it the port pointed straight out the back and center over the outfeed. I decided that I wanted the 4" port off to the side, and out of the way of the outfeed.
5 gallon dust separator for the shop vac
Delta 50-875 Air Filtration Unit
Experience over the years has shown me that capturing every spec of dust from every machine is unrealistic, so I feel that a air filtration unit is also needed in the last defense in keeping the dust down to a minimum in the shop.
Non dust collection related machinery projects
Custom built portable Router Table I like the design of the Kreg precision benchtop router table, so I built one similar to it. I added a Woodpeckers aluminum plate with aluminum twist lock ring set, and added a Freud fence. This setup is a fairly heavy, so it absorbs vibration, and it 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 for a nice clean looking installation.
Old switch box
Cut slots into new box
Rockwell 11-280 radial drill press My latest find and project was a bench top radial drill press that I cleaned up, adjusted, replaced the motor, added a stand with locking casters, and a expanded work surface.
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 saws. These are great table saws for small shops that are cramped for space. I added the paddle switch, a electrical disconnect for the removable motor, dust collection, a link belt, and a mobile base. Freud and Vermont American continue to offers 9" blades.
Delta 50-390 removable outfeed table hardware kit. ( rare )