I know this topic has been hashed and rehashed to death but I want to chronicle my progress in my journey to improve my dust collection system.
I was using this lid separator with really good results. I collected 100% of all chips and quite a bit of fine dust as well. The main problem is the efficiency diminished greatly once the can accumulated even a small amount of debris.
With my dust collector, a 3hp KUFO, this was an abject failure. Not a single chip or piece of dust collected in the trash can. I am not exaggerating…100% or all the dust and chips went straight through my dust collector impeller and into the collection bags. (I made sure not to suck up anything too big so as to protect the impeller.)
In fairness, I believe this works very well with shop vacs and lessor collectors. The type seen in the video link above would probably work great with my system. I may build one when I have the time but for now I am trying something a little different. I am making a video as I go along and will share my experience along the way.
Stay tuned for the rest of the story.
I had some camera difficulties while chronicling my progress. Here is a short clip of the final test made with my iPhone. I was amazed by the results.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com