The Sawhood Original and Sawhood Pro mounting arm features a 5/8" diameter mounting post. This will fit in the accessory holes of most saws on the market. There are some saws with no accessory holes or smaller diameter holes. For these saws you will need to come up with a different mounting method. This youtube video shows examples of how to do alternate mounting methods:
Please note that the size of the mounting post has changed to 5/8" but the tips in the video are still informative.
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Will the Saw Hood attach to any saw/stand combo?
The ChopShop Saw Hood is adjustable and works with 99% of saws. The stand you use should not matter. As long as the saw has accessory holes on the backside, you should be able to mount either Saw Hood. The Saw Hoodie mounting posts are about 9/16” diameter. They are meant for standard accessory holes and may not fit some small saws. Check your accessory hole size before purchase.
Can a large vac hose port be put in the bottom instead of the larger hole to create some negative pressure?
Yes – absolutely! There is a Velcro opening that will easily hold a vacuum hose into the bottom – we actually do it all the time in our shop! The Sawhood PRO has a drawstring hole that will allow the same thing to be done as well!
Will this work with wet saws for stone cutting?
Yes, it will! You will probably need the SawHood Tile Clamp in order to attach it, as most of those saws don’t have accessory mounting holes!
Is there anything available to help with PVC or composite decking debris? I’ve tried static guard and vacuuming as I go but nothing really helps!
Unfortunately, this is a big issue with composite and PVC decking. We are soon going to be coming out with a new saw hood which is wood and corrugated plastic and should work better for this, but it will not be easily transportable to job sites, it's more of a home-shop saw hood.
For the standard saw hood, an antistatic spray is helpful, but it doesn’t last very long, and repeated coatings throughout the job are necessary and become expensive and time-consuming. Soaking the saw hood in water might actually help quite a bit, and be cheaper than antistatic spray and id maybe give it a try, but the only way I know for sure to help is really to set up a coolant system on the cut itself, something like you would have on a CNC machine, or on a tile saw. Grizzly does make some stand-alone coolant systems that could be set up on a job site, but I'm not sure if they will prove enough flow, and also you are going to end up with a mess down in the throat of your saw and all over the ground.
What about dust control on the Shop SawHood?
It is very easy to cut a small hole for a vacuum. Otherwise, the Saw Hood Pro has an opening built-in.
What is the diameter of the Saw Hoodie mounting posts?
The Saw Hoodie mounting posts are about 9/16” diameter. They are meant for standard accessory holes and may not fit some small saws. Check your accessory hole size before purchase.