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FastCap ChopShop

We’ve covered tools to help collect sawdust from your miter saw here, but this model from FastCap collapses for portability and easy storage. The ChopShop saw hood keeps your work area cleaner by catching the sawdust that sprays behind your saw. When working outside, the saw hood can also help protect your equipment from the elements.

The saw hood works with just about any miter or tile saw. It mounts to the accessory holes on the back of the saw, or directly to a table. After mounting, the hood unrolls into a container for catching dust and cutoffs. Setting up the hood and breaking it down takes less than a minute after the initial installation.

FastCap makes the saw hood from heavy-duty, water-resistant, commercial-grade nylon. When set up, the saw hood measures 42″W x 31″H x 30″D, and at 13 lbs, it’s very portable.

The Chinese-made ChopShop Saw Hood retails for about $130.

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3 Responses to Catch Dust Not Hell On The Job

  1. PutnamEco says:

    I’m wondering how well the new Festool Kapex will be at dust collection.

    http://toolmonger.com/2007/07/14/tool-pr0n-festools-first-sliding-miter-saw/

    Can anyone design a miter saw with decent dust collection??

  2. Brau says:

    “Can anyone design a miter saw with decent dust collection??”

    As far as I can tell, no. I had to design a rubber hood behind mine (Makita) just to aid getting the dust to suck up into the vacuum channel. It works fairly well, but only when the sawdust is being thrown directly at the input and when the vacuum bag is relatively empty. A hood like this would negate a lot of sweeping under my miter stand though.

  3. Mel says:

    Looks good if it weren’t about $100 too pricey.

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