|Project by English||posted 09-07-2014 12:15 AM||3300 views||6 times favorited||6 comments|
I had to replace my shop vac. Sanding dust destroyed the bearings in the old one way to early. So for this one I wanted to keep as much dust away from the vac as possible. I started with Bill Pentz’s cyclone calculator and only planned to build the cone, similar to the Dust Deputy.
I made it out of 26 gauge sheet metal, 2 1/2” hose connection in and out with a 3” drum connection. Sealed the connection PVC to sheet metal with hot glue. I put it on a 5 gallon steel bucket with a lid and seal ring.
On my first test I vacuumed up a full 5 gallons of saw dust from my planer, only had a table spoon of dust in the shop vac.
Thanks for looking!!
-- John, Suffolk Virgina