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Miter Saws - Chute FAQ

  1. Will it fit my saw?
  2. What is a dust deflector?
  3. How can the Dust Chuter be adaptable to most saws?
  4. How are the adaptors installed?
  5. What happens if I can’t get the dust chute to fit properly?
  6. Won’t the blade cut right through the dust chute?
  7. When cutting wood, some sawdust escapes the dust chute , can I fix this problem?
  8. Should I use a dust collection system or shop vac for my vacuum source?
  9. If there is no place to mount the rear tension cord blocks, what can I do to ensure that I have tension on the rear of the dust chute?
  10. Other questions?

1. Will it fit my saw?

It will fit most 10 to 12” sliding and chop types of saws as long as they have dust deflectors as a part of the fence.

2. What is a dust deflector?

The dust deflector is the curved portion which is a part of the fence and which is right behind the saw blade and saw housing.

3. How can the Dust Chuter be adaptable to most saws?

The kit includes adhesive backed velcro which attaches to the saw fence dust deflector unit. The bottom of the Dust Chuter stretches to fit tightly on to the velcro. Velcro is also used for the top attachment to the saw blade housing, but in many cases the housings are different. To accommodate these differences in makes and models, the kit includes flexible and adjustable lexan adaptors. See instructions for further details.

4. How are the adaptors installed?

Each machine is different and adaptors may require some cutting and fitting to both sides of the blade housing. Instructions are included with the Dust Chuter.

5. What happens if I can’t get the dust chute to fit properly?

Contact us for help using our website email system and send along some photos if possible. You may also return the unit to us for a refund of your purchase price.

6. Won’t the blade cut right through the dust chute?

This will only happen if you do not follow the “Adjust & Cut” process as described in the instructions. Constant tension on the rear tension cord is required and must be checked periodically.

7. When cutting wood, some sawdust escapes the dust chute , can I fix this problem?

Try adjusting the side tension cords to see if you can cover more of the area of the dust path. You might also check the dust port of the saw to see if sawdust has accumulated there and may be blocking the evacuation path.

8. Should I use a dust collection system or shop vac for my vacuum source?

The more suction the better but both should work well. The shop vac of course makes your saw set up more portable.

9. If there is no place to mount the rear tension cord blocks, what can I do to ensure that I have tension on the rear of the dust chute?

Check the instructions and follow the procedure for attaching the rear tension cord to chop types of saws – attach the rear tension cord around the pivot base of the saw and be sure to knot the cord behind the cord lock to prevent the cord from slipping when under heavy tension.

10. Other questions? -

Email us at dustcut@hotmail.com

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