I didn't see the info. you referenced, and couldn't find it even after I went back to look but, in any case, I purposefully did not want to bypass the internal basket. I didn't want the saw to be so loud that I'd be concerned about the neighbors complaining, and I wanted the saw to look stock to the casual observer in case I want to sell it. The area of the holes in the basket look to exceed the outlet port area by quite a bit, so I figured the greatest restriction was downstream of that. I'm sure I would get more performance if I open it up more, with a hole in the dimple probably yielding the greatest gain. I would think my open area is still only around 50% of the outlet port. But I'll save that for the future if I decide to keep the saw and I forget about what the neighbors think. So far I'm pleased with the improvement, and I'll run it for awhile to see if it holds true in everyday use. My wood cutting neighbor said the saw sounds mean now. Thanks for the feedback.