|Project by ca8920||posted 01-04-2016 04:21 AM||1307 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
While reviewing various blogs I found several references to the use of a shop vac cyclone separators and how well they worked. I’m forever having to clean my shop vac filter and I hate doing it so I decided to take the plunge and give a cyclone separator a try.
I ordered an Oneida Dust Deputy from Amazon and bolted it to a Homer bucket when it came in. I was amazed at how well it works…. Almost all vacuumed material ended up in the bucket and virtually nothing ended up in the shop vac and my shop vac filter is not clogged at all…. After finding out how well the cyclone worked, I looked through shop vac sled plans and built a vac sled from 3/4” plywood.
The Dust Deputy worked so well, I decided to add a separator to my big 4” vac. I ordered a fiber barrel off Amazon then followed a set of directions I found on Instructables to make a custom cyclone with 3” black PVC. It works almost as well as the Dust Deputy. Virtually none of the heavy material I vacuum from my table saw, cut off saw or router end up in the vacuum bag, it stays in the fiber barrel.
If any of you are wondering about cyclone separators, they work really well. Loving mine.
-- Chris, Sparks Nevada, https://www.facebook.com/ArmstrongTouch