10-20-2000, 08:27 AM
I would like to my 30-year-old Craftsman table saw (with hammer-adjustable fence, etc.) with a Canwood, which just arrived this morning. I am a little concerned, because I was unfamiliar with this model, but it looked like a great saw (I looked at the Canadian Wood Show and at House of Tools). It is 2 HP, with a sliding table, smooth fence, etc. (If anyone has warnings or advice, it would be much appreciated.) Question: I am adding a dust remover, and I was thinking of doing it by modifying an old furnace fan that I have, so it would suck from the bottom of the saw and blow into a bedsheet-filter, about oildrum size. I would draw from my radial arm and chop saw, too, via clothes drier hose. Does this sound like overkill or otherwise dumb? I have languished without a woodshop for years, and now that I finally built one in my yard, I want to go with dust control.