The Delta 1-1/2 hp 50-760 dust collector has a 1 micron bag. Dust capacity of the separator is about 20 gallons. I use a fairly heavy gauge sheet metal on these projects, and consider them as commercial / industrial duty. Proudly made in the USA. Delta 34-445X Contractors table saw, and Delta 50-760 dust collector with added 2nd stage.
Delta 34-445X Contractors table saw dust collection
Open back dust blocking where nothing gets in the way when tilting the blade.
The table saw dust hood funnels the dust, and the dust port is in a convenient and efficient location for the dust hose.
SawSucker dust hoods in two sizes
JET JJ-6OS 6 inch jointer dust collection In my opinion the stock dust hood for this machine, the dust port is so close to the floor of the dust ramp that I can see how there would be some resistance in airflow. I redesigned a dust hood for it where the port is now more efficient, directed with the flow of the chute.
Delta DC33 22-650 thickness planer dust collection 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
A air filtration unit is also needed as 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 with adjustable rubber feet. I added a Woodpeckers aluminum plate with aluminum twist lock ring set, a Freud fence, Craftsman router table power switch, and powered it with a Porter-Cable 892 router. This setup is a fairly heavy, it absorbs vibration, and it is very stable. Delta 34-445X Contractors table saw power switch upgrade The original small toggle switch was mounted to the lower left front of the saw cabinet, and the electrical box was inside the cabinet and would get dust in it. 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 )
Delta 34-441, 34-444, and 34-445X 10” Contractor’s
Saws with stamped steel wings.