The Big Gulp Dust Hood is exactly what it looks and sounds like – a big-mouthed dust collection attachment. It measures 13″ x 16″ and has a 4″ dust collection port.
It’s said to be perfect for miter saws, lathes, radial arm saws, carving applications, sanding applications, and for use with planers that lack built-in hoods. The Big Gulp is made from ABS plastic, and is fairly durable. It’s also lightweight and portable.
I bought one about a year and a half ago, and while I haven’t used it a lot yet, it has come in handy. It’s basically a chip catcher that helps to minimize the spread of dust and debris from tools that don’t have their own built-in dust collection ports.
There are other dust collection attachments and accessories on the market, but none that are quite like this one.
I bought mine from Amazon, and would buy it again without hesitation.
One thing to be mindful of is that the big gulp needs to be supported somehow. For use with a miter saw, for example, you can rest it on a workbench or other surface behind the tool. But if your miter saw is on a stand, fixing the Big Gulp at the right height behind the saw can require a bit of trial and error, not to mention extra equipment.