|Project by hans2wiz||posted 11-27-2011 05:28 PM||4252 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
I make wood dust, not very much, but I use mostly plywood and MDF. In my small workshop it can be big trouble for me, tools and stuff. Regular vacum-cleaner was not an option and so I started to check what are alternatives. I found many cyclone-type dust collectors from internet and few from this site. First time I didn’t believed that this will work. How can all that dust go to collector and nothing to vacum-cleaner filter. But lets try!
Wheel base was designed for wet-dry vacum cleaner, but firstly I used an old home vacum-cleaner and waited until it surrended. Material used there is plywood, pvc pipes, plastic waste bin, fiberglass and epoxy.
First time when I used it, I was very surprised. All dust goes to waste bin and it can be from saw or sander, except very fine dust. For me this is even more curious because I didn’t followed any calculations or drawings and all info is from pictures and descriptions. Also this old vacum-cleaner is not very powerful and sucked air amount is minimal. Only noise is loud :)
Now I use it with my Circular and Jig Saw, Orbital and belt sander, clean my workshop from dust and etc. In the future I will make adapter also to Band Saw. I’ll try it with Thickness Planer too, but for that I need thicker hose. I’m very happy with result and suggest cyclone-type dust collector to everyone. Next step is bigger waste bin.
Here is also demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yylhe7Gak94
-- -- Hanno -- small steps, long way to go