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Project by MacSteel posted 03-26-2018 04:21 PM 1111 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Repair lid on plastic dust deputy
Don’t drop your plastic dust deputy, the lid will shatter.
To bring it back to a usable state, after mine tumbled off the work bench, I simply boxed it in with some scrap plywood.
After removing the shattered lid, I cut a groove in the plywood to fit the top rim of the dust deputy then used a sealer to ensure the joint was air tight. The top fitting is 2” pvc with a short nipple extending into the body of the DD then glued, the nipple was cut to the same dimension as the original.
I hope folks that want to repair there dust deputy can find this post because you won’t get any help from Oneida.

-- Mac





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JollyGreen67

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#1 posted 03-26-2018 09:10 PM

Strange. Many years ago the lid on my dust deputy unglued itself, which I had bought through Rockler. I emailed Rockler to see about the warranty, and John from Oneida called. I explained what happened and he sent me a complete new unit.

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected ! RIP 09/08/2018

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-27-2018 01:42 AM

Well if that falls of the bench the cabinet has a better chance of survival. Nice work around.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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playingwithmywood

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#3 posted 03-27-2018 02:18 AM



Strange. Many years ago the lid on my dust deputy unglued itself, which I had bought through Rockler. I emailed Rockler to see about the warranty, and John from Oneida called. I explained what happened and he sent me a complete new unit.

- Jolly67

yep mine broke also but I also encased mine between two plywood rings at the top and bottom with 2×4s in between so hopefully mine will not break again either…. I think long hoses with lot of weight stresses it BIG TIME so I would recommend everyone making theirs stronger to start with but I do not want the metal one I like being able to see into the clear one

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nicedrum

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#4 posted 03-27-2018 04:33 AM

Thanks for posting this, I was considering buying a Dust Deputy. Good to know how to prevent it and what to do if it happens.

Agreed about enjoying clear plastic dust accessories. I try to avoid plastic in general, though. You don’t see too many 50 or 60 year old plastic tools (I assume they didn’t make them back then, too), but plenty of cast iron and steel ones. But stainless steel doesn’t come in “clear”, strangely. Still, probably better to side on durability than dust swirl viewing, though I wish it wasn’t.

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playingwithmywood

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#5 posted 03-28-2018 04:55 AM



Thanks for posting this, I was considering buying a Dust Deputy. Good to know how to prevent it and what to do if it happens.

Agreed about enjoying clear plastic dust accessories. I try to avoid plastic in general, though. You don t see too many 50 or 60 year old plastic tools (I assume they didn t make them back then, too), but plenty of cast iron and steel ones. But stainless steel doesn t come in “clear”, strangely. Still, probably better to side on durability than dust swirl viewing, though I wish it wasn t.

- nicedrum

well I have sucked up a few paper towels and things and with it being clear you can see if they get sucked through the hose and make sure they drop into the bucket

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