The Saw Muzzle GP is made to work with Stihl™, Makita™, Husky™ Partner™ and other Gas-powered saws. It can be up to 95% efficient when used with a strong industrial vacuum (see primer on vacuums) and when used for the proper applications.
The most common and efficient use of the Saw Muzzle is for making long cuts in one pass. Using the Saw Muzzle GP in this way will protect the operators lungs and prolong the life of the gas powered saw.
An understanding of how the Saw Muzzle GP works will lead the operator to maximize its efficiency.
Pull the Saw Toward the Operator
The most important thing to remember about the Saw Muzzle GP is that the dust is swept into the collection chamber of the Saw Muzzle by the cutting action of the blade in the new groove. Because the blade kicks the dust backwards, the saw must be pulled toward the operator. By keeping the blade in the new groove, the dust will be swept into the Saw Muzzle collection chamber.
If the saw is allowed to run away from the operator, up to 50% of the dust will be shot down the groove that was just cut and it will escape.
After the operator gets used to it, he will find that pulling the saw is actually more ergonomically comfortable and easier on his back.
Snap a Line Off the Side of the Cut
When the saw is pulled toward the operator, it is impossible to see the blade for an accurate cut. This is easily resolved by snapping a line off the left side of the desired cut that is the width of the collection chamber. The Saw Muzzle collection chamber has a 4” long straight edge that makes it ideal to use for a guide… and the line won’t be covered in dust.
The First Cut is the Cleanest
If possible, cut the complete depth in one pass. If a second pass is made, even if the operator is pulling the saw, some dust will escape down the groove made by the first cut.
Depth of Cut
Because of its design, the Saw Muzzle will limit the depth of cut to approximately 3”
even though a 5” cut is possible with a 14” blade. Some operators have removed a wedge shaped piece of the dust guard off to allow for a deeper cut. It is not recommended to do this but if it is done, check first with the manufacturer of the saw to see if it voids the warranty.
The Saw Muzzle GP will not be a satisfactory dust collector when it is used for cutting lightweight roofing tiles, cinder block, brick or other short masonry building materials.
It is very effective when cutting long runs in concrete, pavers or other materials where the operator can drop the blade into a groove and make long, constant depth cuts.
All Dust Collection Products dust collectors will work efficiently with an industrial vacuum (Nacecare 570 vacuum) that has at least 90” of static lift, 100 CFM of airflow and replaceable filter bags. (see primer on vacuums)
The Saw Muzzle GP on a Stihl saw
The Saw Muzzle GP on a Partner Saw
The Saw Muzzle GP on a Makita Saw
The Saw Muzzle GP is also available for the Partner electric cutoff saws