I have an older 12" ridgid compound miter saw and I’m trying to find a decent dust collection solution. I have tried attaching a shop vac to the dust bag port. Then added a small rubber flange to the intake. This ended up just blow dust everywhere, I suspect I would benefit from a true dust collector with higher CFM but my shop vac is pretty convenient.
My next plan was to build and open face box around the back, then add a high flow office box fan with a paper filter. The idea would be that the high CFM of the box fan would keep the dust in the box even with a full open front face.
Have you guys found any other simple solutions that I might be missing?