noticed that this question is asked occasionally - "Why does my Festool Track
Saw seem to be throwing out more dust on some cutting applications than others?
course, the vacuum filter bag might be full--but there is also a relationship
between the saw blade depth setting and dust extraction, especially when
cutting thinner stock.
the saw blade is set lower and lower, the dust is literally thrown farther up
into the blade chamber, and if the blade is set for a shallow cut, more dust is
thrown forward. In other words, the angle of the cutting surface of the saw
blade changes more to the vertical as the protrusion of the blade into the
that last sentence made your head spin... here's an image worth a thousand words...
of course the cut depth needs to be shallow to prevent cutting into the surface
below. Just know to expect more dust in those cases. The Festool MFT table top
is meant to be sacrificial and it is normal to cut into the top about 1/4" or so.
This is when dust extraction works a bit better. Dust extraction works best at
full depth, but you don't want to cut your table in two, especially with the
larger TS75 saw.
always, always...the very first thing to check and then check again is the depth
setting on the circular saw blade before cutting. And before cutting did we
mention be sure to check the depth setting on the blade? We do have spare parts
available on the acetoolonline.com website for the MFT tables if necessary.Click here to go to the Festool MFT Table
spare parts page.