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Clear Vue dust collector install #2: Motor is up, but not running yet

08-13-2010 02:42 AM by BillyJ | 13 comments »

There is a simple reason for the delay in this install – I don’t like to spend money on things I will not use. Yes, I will use the dust collector, but I had to convince myself that adding the vibration isolator brackets would be worth the investment in the long run. I changed a couple of things in the motor mount bracket. First, rather than using the MDF (not that it would have been bad), I made a plywood motor mount. If you haven’t visited Bill Pentz’s web page on ...

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DIY Cyclone Dust Collector

07-18-2009 06:40 AM by SimonSKL | 49 comments »

Inspired by Jeff’s (Jcoulam) homemade cyclone dust collector, I decided to make one just like his. This blog is written to show how I built it. At a local home center, I purchased one 8”x24 metal duct, a 5-ft 2” PVC pipe, a 2” PVC elbow, and two 2” couplers for about $18. The first step is to make the cone. I tried to twist the metal sheet into a cone but just couldn’t make it look right and managed to get a small cut in my hand in the process. Ou...

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