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Old 08-21-2009, 08:43 AM
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Default Installing a front dust port - William Long

I just purchased the EZ Smart system along with a dust port for my makita 7 1/4 saw. There is only one youtube video that slightly mentions how to attach this port. It states that you should use a belt sander but does not show it in action. Any help would be appreciated. I plan on installing it in the front of my saw. What grit did you use? Any other pointers? Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:44 AM
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Default Dino Makropoulos

Hi William.
Start with a small drill first to make a hole.
Enlarge the hole with the largest drill that you have.
This is going to speed up the sanding.
Make the hole about 2-1/2" from the front of the housing.

We use a step drill (1-1/2") then we use a belt sander with 80 coarse belt.
Anything you have is going to work.

Make sure you don't eat the magnesium dust.
Not good for you.
If you have a tabletop belt sander, hold the saw against the front of the sander.
Make sure you clean the sander before and after use.
Magnesium and wood dust can start a nice fire.
If you have a hand held sander, hold the sander as you saw on the video.

welcome to ez.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:45 AM
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Default Ruin a bit! - Brian Kincaid

I ruined a cheap forstner bit drilling out the pot-metal shield of a Dewalt using a drill press and clamps. Going into it I figured the bit would not live through the operation. It was fast though. Not sure how it would work on the magnesium.

-Brian
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:09 AM
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Hi All

Good to find you again.
I would like to see the video but cant find it.
Thanks Colin
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:23 AM
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Front Dust port

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zys1IFASrik

Rear dust port

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvnY46ckmhM

Dust shield

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTC8tRAyhk
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:16 PM
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Thanks Randal

I did find it in the end, it was the link in my youtube account was not working

Dino
Can I have the part number for the dust port you use for the front of the saw or I might have to get one from you.
Thanks Colin
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