When cutting several small pieces on my miter or table saw, I put a mesh bag in the body of my shop vacuum and hold it in place with one end of the hose. I attach the other end close to my saw blade. When I turn on the vacuum and the saw, the vacuum pulls the sawdust into the body, while the mesh bag traps the small parts. I can cut all the pieces without stopping the saw or getting my fingers close to the blade. If I only need a few pieces, I put the mesh bag in the end of the hose.
-Stanley H. Pulaski
Cedar Springs, Michigan