good product but --
Posted January 14, 2014
The bag is nicely constructed of sturdy canvas. And the snaps are nice. But the threads on the studs are not suitable for metal. Do yourself a favor and find a #8 sheet metal screw. Use that screw to create some threads in the holes that you drill and only then try to screw in the studs.
Posted November 23, 2013
This was a solution to help with another area of dust collection (under my open base table saw) My base like many others if not all others out there is 3/16" steel frame. Nothing to majorly thick or hard. After pre-drilling with the correct size bit, the screws/snaps simple would heat up and break. Out of all 12 snaps I broke 5 of them and will be contacting customer service for some replacements. I then decided to increase the bit size for them to zip in a bit better, however the ones that are in a just a bit loose now. Rockler should have gone a bit further with these screws and should have made them self tapping or just stronger grade steel. What really sucks is now I have a bunch of holes drilled into my base where the screws sheared off. Looks like garbage. This is a tough product to give a good review. The bag itself is fine, the size and overall fitting is fine for a standard contractor sized saw. Someone should have been on the line for the fastening selection.
Posted November 10, 2013
Dust collection on a contractors saw is ALWAYS difficult. This simple little bag does an amazing job at collecting roughly 90% of the dust generated by my Rockwell 10" Contractors saw. Installation took roughly 30 minutes. Maybe less, but I'm an old man and move slowly. It is a simple installation and until my budget allows for a professional cabinet saw with proper dust collection, this works quite nicely. At twenty bucks, I am very pleased.
Does it collect 100% of the dust? No. But that is impossible with a contractors saw. It DOES collect better than 90% however, without any vacuum assistance at all.