The Many Uses Of Your Table Saw Dust Collection

by Johnathon S. Duvel - Date: 2007-04-27 - Word Count: 497 Share This!

Anyone that owns a table saw knows that you are going to have a table saw dust collection. There is no preventing it, no stopping it, and no minimizing it. You will have a ton of dust that you will have to get rid of and get out of your wood working shop on a regular basis. However, there are some uses that you can get out of your table saw dust rather than throwing it all away.

1. Cat Litter
You will find that you can use your table saw dust collection for cat litter. If you have a cat that stays inside of your home, this will make a wonderful inexpensive replacement for litter. You can fill the litter box up with your table saw dust and your cat will not know the difference. You will love being able to save money by using something that you already have. This is a great way to use up that dust that you would have other wise thrown away.

2. Driveway
Using your table saw dust collection in your driveway to clean up oil leaks that have gotten on your concrete is a great idea. You can scatter out the table saw dust and watch it work its magic. The table saw dust will actually soak up and absorb the oil that is on your driveway so that you will have an oil free driveway in no time. Once the oil has been all soaked up, you can simply sweep the table saw dust away. You will find that this is a wonderful way to use up some table saw dust that you have collected.

3. Starting Fires
If you have a fireplace, or a wood burning stove, you will find that your table saw dust collection will make a great fire starter. You will not have to worry about getting those fires started anymore as the dust that you use will work great. This is a natural way to get rid of the table saw dust that you have, as well as use it for something that is useful at the same time.

4. Compost
You will find that adding your table saw dust collection to your compost will make great mulch for your flower beds and gardens. This is a wonderful way to use it up and get a great use out of it as well. There are some people that will just put the table saw dust straight on their flower beds or gardens rather than putting it in the compost first.

As you can see, there are many ways for you to use your table saw dust collection. You are going to find that you will find many more uses along the way for it as well. These are only a few, you can share these ideas with anyone that has a table saw as well so that they are not just throwing out their table saw dust when they could be doing so much more with it.

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Johnathon is a professional carpenter for over 20 years and has experience in helping customers renovate their homes. Johnathon is woodwork enthusiast who works with jigsaws, table saws, circular saws and many other varieties of saws. Visit his specialty table saw site at

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