I've been using it for a while now, and I really like the dust collection. I installed a piece of melamine-faced particleboard directly under the saw. It slopes down toward the back of the cabinet, where there's a 5" wide cavity for the chips to drop into. In that cabinet is another piece of melamine-faced hardboard, sloping toward one side, where a piece of 4" ABS plumbing pipe connects to my dust collector hose. You can see the configuration of these dust-directing ramps in the photo below. I also packed foam scraps from an old mattress pad up under the cast iron top, to limit air leakage.
|View of the unfinished box from the rear, showing the melamine ramps that direct dust|
to the port at the lower right side of the cabinet.
|I still need to fit the storage, but here's the saw mounted and usable, |
with the old stock steel legs sitting on top.