Make a dust collection arm for your SawStop table saw – Save $Hundreds

Make a dust collection arm for your SawStop table saw – Save $Hundreds

This video along with free plans shows every step in detail.
Save a lot of money.

Plans are here

DIY SawStop DustArm

Required Parts
90mm slip coupling for the female ends -$3.60
(you can cut them in half to make two)

A 25mm PVC coupling for the air offshoot – $2 bucks
(this one had a 1.5″ outer diameter)

4m x 45mm hose $35

2x 1.5″ Hose Connectors from Sawstop – $25 bucks
TSA-ODC-011 USD: $5.85
(You probably could find cheaper on ebay )
(make sure it can fit a hose with 45mm outer diameter)

90mm stormwater pvc pipe off cut – free
(i had some off cuts)

clear silastic
(to attach fittings for the 4″ hose)

pvc cement
(to construct air splitter)

large cable ties
(to attach hose to arm)

A bolt or clamp
(to attach arm to table)

Optional Parts
Extra 4″ hose – $42

Black spray paint
(i would put some sort of finish on it)

Alternative Part
1 SawStop Dust Collection Arm – $440
(SawStop philosophy if you can afford the saw – you can afford this peice of plastic)

If you have read this far and are thinking of making your own, please let me know. It is viewers like yourself that make this channel worth while. I answer every video comment.

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  1. Fixit Fingers on June 4, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    I’ve got my first little dusty to set up this month. No overhead collection on my CTS, but it actually spits the sawdust out quite well being a job site saw. It’s probably not usually used with an extractor, but I have the fun of ducting it all ahead of me to keep the workshop clean.

  2. Sam's Boring Channel on June 4, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Great video mate! Might give this a shot on my little dewalt saw too eventually, try and keep some more of the dust at bay. Loved the glue incident haha, I had a similar one years ago where the fumes sent me crazy – During my civil construction days I had this old tipper truck and the seal thing on the door had come loose and was driving me crazy, so I took the only adhesive I had at hand (pvc glue) and put it back together, then proceeded to drive to the makeshift quarry in the middle of town (postquake christchurch) anyway the fumes must’ve gotten to me as at one point I turned the wrong way down a one way street, had to quickly mount the footpath when I realised and 3 lanes of traffic was heading straight to me! Opened the windows after that and took a 5 minute breather!!! Happy new year mate!

  3. One Handed Maker on June 4, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    Hi from Australia!!
    Great design and build adaption for your SawStop and an awesome video as well.
    I have overhead extraction which allowed me to drop a vacuum hose down to the blade guard.
    Something to watch is the 100mm hose inside the base of the cabinet can block. I cut about 75mm off the length then reconnected it. Now it doesn’t have a low spot for dust to collect.
    I have subscribed to your channel and will watch a few older videos.
    I would love to know another Aussie has checked out my channel so let me know if you do.
    Regards James
    One Handed Maker

  4. Big - T on June 4, 2023 at 1:03 pm

    🤔if I got that right and did my math correctly, you saved $370?! What would I do with it? I would buy a Bosch Professional GTS 635-216 table saw and have $40 left over for a couple of six packs and a steak. 😜 Good video and congratulations on 1,020 subs 👍

  5. Tiger Carpenter on June 4, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    great job and cost saving project. we need to teach those greedy capitalists a lesson!

  6. Simon r on June 4, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Matt this one almost turned into a comedy of errors 🤣 but at least you got there in the end! As always buddy 💯% 👍 🇬🇧.

  7. Shawn Jacobs on June 4, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    You’re excused for the glue-up "faux pas" Just blame it on being "high" because of the adhesive fumes 😜

  8. Unruhly 3 on June 4, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    Nicely done! I’ve been thinking about making something like this. Do you get pretty good suction on the overhead arm. I was gonna have mine run off a shop vac, but was curious what you thought.