|Project by HankLP||posted 03-01-2017 09:52 PM||970 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
Needed a stage 1 separator including a Thein baffle to go with the new canister filter on the dust collector. This extends the filter life, facilitates emptying the sawdust, and reduces maintenance. The circle cutting jig on the bandsaw (see previous project) was used to cut the top and bottom pieces; even narrowed up the radius to cut the relief around 2/3 of the bottom circle. The router table was used with a rabbeting trim bit to relieve the top so it sets firmly in the 20 gallon can. The first test was dusting out the cabinet saw. This left approximately 2 gallons of sawdust in the 20 gallon can, and maybe a cup in the filter bag. A shed is now under construction on the side of the shop to house the dust collector. This will reduce noise as well as free up some shop space. It will also pump warm air out of the garage in the winter at a rate of 1500 CFM… oh well.