I have had my Dust Collection (DC) system in use for about 6 months, but have never taken the time to add a floor sweep. Although I have shop built plywood dust chutes for my jointer and table saw, neither machine was built with Dust Collection as an integral part of the machine design. My DIY dust chutes work well, but I still get a small amount dust and chips on the floor from each machine. My surface planer does facilitate dust collection, however I still get a small amount of dust and ...
Daves Workshop #3: Using a cheap Harbor Freight riveter for awesome dust collection ductwork joints.
If you, like me have been putting your dust collection system together with screws, STOP IT, those screws stick into the duct work and can snag stringy stuff and clog things up for you. Not a good thing. In this video I show you a great, serviceable alternative to screws. View on YouTube
In the continuing road of dust collection, Wynn, Donaldson, and many other filter places, Since adding the Onieda Super Dust Deputy to my collector, I’ve been wanting to buy a canister filter for my H.F. 2hp dust collector that many of us have. After numerous hours on here and throughout the gr8 internet, I finally pulled the trigger on this one: It is a Grizzly H5783. It’s actually a replacement canister for the Grizzly dust collector’s, G0548/Z & G0562/Z, but this fit...
We all make mistakes, what moves us forward is knowing how to fix those mistakes… In this video I show how I made a design and implementation mistake in my dust collection ducting, and how I fixed it… View on YouTube https://youtu.be/FV3jt9oktTE
In todays video, i explain how a Thien trash can cyclone separator fuctions. These things REALLY do work far better than you can imagine. I am considering doing a fresh build to fix some annoyances I have my my 55gal version (Too heavy) and have a build on video, so if I do go that route, I will publish it and link it here for you to enjoy… A couple of changes to note. I made this video MUCH shorter than my last couple, and I am trying to improve the audio quality by using a separato...
As promised, the video for the install of the shelf for the Thien trash can cyclone separator. It is now in place and gives me room for getting other stuff out of the way! View on YouTube
I have owned a Jet Dust collector for some time now, and have always hated emptying the bag. Recently, one of my customers offered to swap this cyclone from a school wood shop for a product in my store. It was perfect for my needs so I jumped on the opportunity. Having several pieces for the duct work already, I did not have to buy much to get it set up and going, The worst part was finding the time! Using 5″ flex hose I rerouted the air flow to go through the cyclone. The bag only gets what...
After finishing the face frame, I knew it was time to build some doors to make the station look a little more complete and also keep dust out. Because of the shop vacs, the plan is to only build 5 doors, that way there will still be enough airflowfor the vacuum to work properly. The first step was to route a bunch of pieces for the frame. When cutting a bunch of pieces that need to be the same measurements, I find it’s easiest to stack them up and cut all at once. Afte...
I’m finally getting serious about dust collection and am going to buy a cyclone machine. I’ve narrowed down the brand but I haven’t decided whether to go with the 1.5hp model or the 2hp model. The 2hp is about $400 more expensive plus it adds the expense of running 220 wiring into my basement. I’ve got a full array of machines and know the basic CFM requirements for each. I am a one-man operation, so only one machine will be going at a time. The 1.5hp model I’m l...
In our shop (like many) one of the most frequently used tools is the miter saw. Coincidentally, it’s also the machine that seems to make the most dust. In order to keep the dust at a minimum, it was time to upgrade our miter saw station. The plan is to purchase a second saw, and have the 2 saws share a long, connected fence. So, I started with building base cabinets to hold the saws: As I previously mentioned, dust was always a big issue in our shop. To help aid in that, I purchas...
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