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Project by muesli posted 08-07-2018 01:27 PM 1041 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yet another dust collector

Some weeks ago, I bought my first tablesaw and my first decent router. Even though the dustcollection on these contractor saws isn’t perfekt, I got lots of dust etc. around the filter of my shopvac. After some research on the web, instead of buying a plastic-cyclone, I decided to try bulding a Thien-baffle-system. My construction is more or less done the same way as in this video, which inspired me most (I wanted a relatively small footprint):

My system consists of four parts, which can be seperated easily:

On top sits the shopvac. I cut of the bottom and made a new one from particle board with a hole. This is the new air intake. I closed and sealed the old one on the side of the bucket.

Second is the Thein-baffle with its own housing. I made a sealing from a piece of foam, I had laying around and cuppled shopvac and Thein-baffle with some nuts and bolts.

Third is a box made of particle boars. Two miniclamps fasten it to the baffle-housing.

Fourth is a cart.

So nothing special, nothing new. But it works really good. There is just a tiny small amount of fine dust left in the shopvac.

-- Uwe from Germany.





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torus

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#1 posted 08-07-2018 02:03 PM



....
On top sits the shopvac. I cut of the bottom and made a new one from particle board with a hole. This is the new air intake. I closed and sealed the old one on the side of the bucket.
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Ingenious!

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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majuvla

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#2 posted 08-07-2018 02:52 PM

Great adjustment. I also have the same Metabo saw and it’s quite good tool. I made myself vacuum chamber too with vacuum cleaner- all bellow the saw- I hope yuo will have lot of joy and fun with it

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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muesli

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#3 posted 08-07-2018 06:13 PM


Ingenious!

- torus

Thank you torus! But it’s just my version of what some others made before I did. My inspiration mostly was the linked video.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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muesli

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#4 posted 08-07-2018 06:17 PM


Great adjustment. I also have the same Metabo saw and it s quite good tool. I made myself vacuum chamber too with vacuum cleaner- all bellow the saw- I hope yuo will have lot of joy and fun with it

- majuvla

Thank you Ivan!

My first choice for a saw was the Bosch GTS 10 xc, but luckily(!) the staff of a local Bosch-dealer was unable to sell anything. So I got the Metabo from another dealer and I really like it.

As you know, the saw has its own foldable stand with splayed legs, which is great, if you work on different locations. With the cart, I have a smaller footprint and life is easier in my small workshop.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 08-07-2018 06:47 PM

You did a nice job on this collector and it will make a great addition to your shop.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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muesli

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#6 posted 08-07-2018 08:01 PM



You did a nice job on this collector and it will make a great addition to your shop.

- helluvawreck

Thank you, Charles!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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htl

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#7 posted 08-08-2018 03:40 AM

Great project and will be a great help in your shop, I’m sure!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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muesli

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#8 posted 08-08-2018 03:55 PM



Great project and will be a great help in your shop, I m sure!!!

- htl

Thank you!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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dannmarks

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#9 posted 08-09-2018 10:59 PM

I need to build something that can be out side. My shop is just getting too small. Your area looks too small as well.Looks like you roll it outside when you can.

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muesli

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#10 posted 08-10-2018 09:07 AM



I need to build something that can be out side. My shop is just getting too small. Your area looks too small as well.Looks like you roll it outside when you can.

- dannmarks

Until now, I don’t roll it outside, but I could, if I needed. Having nearly everything on casters is very, very helpfull for a small shop. I just pull the saw-cart out of its “parking-position” and if needed, I turn it 90 degrees. Everything else can also be pushed out of the way, even my workbench (front, left) and my drillpress-stand (front, right). Until now, this works really good for me.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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