LumberJocks

Thien Baffle Separator

  • Advertise with us
Project by Lance posted 12-15-2011 03:09 AM 4988 views 25 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to make this after emptying out my HF DC for the first time, what a pain in the ASS!! Another reason was to help out the HF filter bag. I would say this gets everything over a 10-15 micron if I had to rate this. The picture of the trash can is the dust from the drill press table I just made out of MDF.

This is a great i mean GREAT shop addition but, I did notice a little less suction from before. We’re not talking a lot here, but I did notice a difference. Then again I do have the HF and the impellers are only 10 3/4” not 12” like most other brands. I had plans to run ducting to all my tools, that’s why I made my wye going vertical b/c I had wanted to run a flex on the ground to my TS and the other side to run up the wall to other machines. I decided to stop putting money into b/c I think I’ll be more satisfied if I get the Tempest 2.5 HP Cyclone – 1450 CFM, up to 12 drops and a 50ft run, plenty for a garage shop and I think this will get me what I’m trying to achieve. As you can tell I HATE SAW DUST, but then again who likes it?? lol

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""





5 comments so far

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11469 posts in 1760 days


#1 posted 12-15-2011 04:43 AM

That is nice. I was going to make one , too but I saw the Dust Deputy on sale and bought it. Then the top broke off and I called Onieda and they said to go out and by some polypropolene glue- no there were not going to send me any or give me a new one. I’m going to fix it right!

Thanks for sharing this separator!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Sodabowski's profile

Sodabowski

2009 posts in 1488 days


#2 posted 12-15-2011 11:06 AM

Now what are you waiting for to paint it black? :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

14947 posts in 1844 days


#3 posted 12-15-2011 11:27 AM

Great job! I hate changing the bag on my DC. I did figure out a trick though doing it my self. I use magnets to hold it up while getting the band clamp in position. It made it so much easier.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Milo's profile

Milo

851 posts in 1974 days


#4 posted 12-15-2011 06:35 PM

That’s too cool. I made one too, but I had a regular dual bag air handler I plugged mine into.

Ken, you still have to empty these fairly regularly, especially when you are using the planer. That can can fill up fast! (Wanna dance? ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

View moshel's profile

moshel

864 posts in 2339 days


#5 posted 12-16-2011 01:47 AM

i love my Thien. just love it. almost nothing makes it through and its so easy to empty!
one thing that i noticed – it makes the DC quite, so you might think it has less suction. the reason for the quietness is that shavings to not rotate in the dc bag anymore.

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase