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Project by spunwood posted 05-28-2011 07:41 PM 1939 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first picture is of my new dust collection system which I love:

I purchased the Dust Deputy & a Dust Cutter which have both significantly reduced the mess, the clean up, and the purchasing of shop vac accessories. The filter is clean and no more bags to buy. The dust cutter attaches with tape to the bottom of my saw. It is very strong velcro tape and work great. it has a zipper opening and a vac opening with a plug.

The second pictures are of a lighting stand I use for the drill, for finishing, routing… It is very useful and I got the simple plans from “The Woodworker’s Problem Solver” which is a truly helpful book.

Also the people at Onieda, of the Dust Deputy, were generous in sending me a free flexible hose. The orignial hose they supplied was ridgid and difficult to work with!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 05-28-2011 10:56 PM

Nice set up, I have something similar except I have my cyclone hooked up to a 25 gallon drum, so I don’t have to empty it as much. Mine works great also. Almost never have to clean the filter. I also have a 1hp HF collector hooked up to a 55 gallon drum. Now that baby sucks. I do have to clean the bag on that more, it has a higher filtration and moves more air through the collector. Regards, and nice job.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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spunwood

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 03:36 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. My biggest mess now is from the top of the TS and especially when using a TS Sled.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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learnin2do

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 05:18 PM

-yes! Thanks!! I have been meaning to check some of these out. i really need to take the plunge before i end up attached to a tank!
-one thing i was wondering though -what about the noise? -and what about hand sanding big areas with a grinder? -i read to just have a funnel hose in proximity -?

-- christine

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spunwood

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 06:54 PM

Hey Christine. The noise is pretty aweful. If I had the money… I would take class in hand tools buy hand tools and end the problem. Actually I like power tools too. Second to that, I would install a dust collector somewhere outside if posisible to cut out the noise. But, none of those were possible.

So I took a much ligter hit on the wallet: the dust destroyer (deputy) & the Dust Cutter.

Dust Deputy Info:
Pros:
no more buying shop vac bags.
cleaner than a bag

Cons:
Noise with shop vac is still the same unless you have a low decible vac

Dust Cutter:
Pros:
No more dust on the floor beneath the TS.

These are both good investments if you use machines like the TS alot…especially if you already own a vac.

For something like hand sanding or a grinder… I just give up and clean up later. The Dust cutter could be set up to either be in proximity or you could by or build a down draft table.

Either way, there will always be dust and clean up…this just makes things better and I think saves money in about a year. Plus…I really like watching the saw shavings and dust go around in the funnel (NOT SAfE WHILE CUTTING).

Brandon

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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spunwood

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#5 posted 05-29-2011 06:58 PM

Dust Cutter:

Kind of like a diaper for the TS isn’t it?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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mafe

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#6 posted 05-30-2011 12:47 AM

Looking good.
Wish we could get those cyclones in DK.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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learnin2do

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 05:14 AM

-hmm, my tablesaw is outside; sanding inside when it is cold or rainy… ,i read one of the blogs of someone who built on a room for it.

-- christine

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