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Blog entry by Pete_Jud posted 01-06-2009 12:07 AM 1086 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My jet dust colector bags are starting to get cloged, and I can’t find the manual to see if the bags are washable. Has anybody run a set of these through a washer and dryer?

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 01-06-2009 01:19 AM

I have with good success.

I blew the dust out of them and beat them on the ground a few time, of course while wearing a dust mask, then I ran them through on the “heavy” cycle.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#2 posted 01-06-2009 01:31 AM

I hung mine up on the clothes line and hosed them out with cold water, then left them out to dry.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 01-06-2009 02:01 AM

I’ve been researching dust collection devices all day and here is what I’ve found about cleaning bags so far, you need to read the whole thing.
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Cleaning_Dust_Collection_Bags.html

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Pete_Jud

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#4 posted 01-06-2009 02:32 AM

Thanks for the info, and the link to woodweb. I just put them in the washer, and will see how they come out later the eve.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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gbvinc

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#5 posted 01-06-2009 03:04 AM

I wash mine from time to time in the washing machine. Keeps them working well. I supposed if you do it too often, the bags would degrade, but the odds of me doing that are small.

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