|Project by BOBAH||posted 11-18-2015 08:28 AM||2631 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
My workshop is my garage, and want my dust collection system to be compact, effective, quiet and mobile, and I think I’ve got it.
After playing around with Stanley 2.8HP shop vac, dust separation system built out of painter’s bucket, wide wheeled platform supported hosted vac, bucket and trash can side-by-side, I ended up with this combination:
- Shop Vac Ridgid WD1450 6HP – has great suction, yet relatively quiet;
- VF5000 3-Layer Pleated Paper Filter;
- A painter’s bucket from Sherwin-Williams and Oneida Dust Deputy, and extra hose;
- Oneida Molded Dust Deputy Cyclone;
- DGC PRODUCTS i-Socket Autoswitch.
All of it mounted on a cart that is sitting on top of vac, so that I could use its rolling wheels to move it around.
It’s quick and dirty project, and I might come back to it later and rebuild or paint it, but it does the job. The shelf with the bucket literally lays on top of the vac, but is very stable because the two legs are snugly fit into two protrusions in the bottom. The cyclone is attached to a plastic lid over a round stiff platform made out of plywood. The bucket and the lid are pressed down with a plywood “bolt”, or “lock” that I can slide out when I need to remove/empty the bucket.
With extra long hose, I can quickly re-connect my vac between bandsaw, table saw or wand to clean up the floor.