If you are like me you hate to clean out the canister on your DC. I saw this article online http://www.popularwoodworking.com/tools/shop-made-vortex-dust-collector-woks-on it is basically a home made modification that works like the new Jet Vortex.
and thought I would give it a try. I went to a local restaurant supply house and bought a cheap ($11.00) 14” steel wok.
I hack sawed the handles off and filed down the rough edges. I took it home and scrubbed the cosmoline type coating off and dried it thoroughly. After marking and drilling two mounting holes I sprayed the wok with Zinser spray shellac to keep future rusting to a minimum. Here is a photo pf the wok without handles.
I then used some scrap metal with lots of holes to make a mounting bracket
I then cut two lengths of 1/2” copper tubing about 1 1/2” long to use as stand offs and hung the wok underneath the mounting bracket.
I just completed this modification this morning but can definitely tell you that in no way does this reduce suction at a machine. I have only run a few boards through the Dewalt 735 so far after I changed the blades in that planer. I will report back after running some wood through the drum sander. The article I referenced above says that the filter doesn’t become terribly clogged with sawdust after this modification. Time will tell.
-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"