|Project by SimonSKL||posted 01-30-2010 11:17 PM||15745 views||11 times favorited||15 comments|
I have a Delta 1.5hp single stage dust collector for about 5 yrs. Every time I hear a big clank coming from my impeller when I accidentally suck a metal object into the dust collector, I fear my impeller would just disintegrate. Changing bag is a hassle and messy. A dust separator will help solve both problems but I just don’t want to spend $30 plus shipping for a commercial made cyclone lid and another $20 for the trash can.
I came across an article from Woodcraft on how to build your own dust separator using 3” PVC fittings and pipe and a metal trash can. After pricing a 31 gallon metal trash can and the necessary PVC parts, I decided I could build this separator for about $30. Here it is. It works pretty good. The only negative is I can’t put too much stress on the inlet and outlet fittings because of the thin metal lid. Since it is stationary so it does not matter. Thanks for looking!
-- Simon, Danville, IL