Yes, another dust collector

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Project by prez posted 02-18-2012 03:37 PM 3799 views 7 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I followed suit with some other LJ’s and made my own dust collector. After some trial and error, I made some mods and adjustments. I put the collector on wheels for easier moveability. I put handles on the lid to help pull it around. I also used some bungie cords to help hold the container down when moving it around. The idea of a pool hose was a great idea as I have 40 ft of left over hose from my son’s pool. Total cost….about $5 for the top fittings. Oh, and it works as well as advertised!! I tried it on my wetvac and didn’t get any dust in it at all.


-- George..." I love the smell of a workshop in the morning!"

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 03:58 PM

Five bucks! Gotta love that stuff! Savings are exponential!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 04:08 PM

Great job! A sound investment, that should serve you well. It also didn’t “SUCK” your wallet dry!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 05:36 PM

Nice job!! I like it!!

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 07:38 PM

Cool, I hope I get good results with mine, click here to see progress

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 01:26 AM

Looks good. I’m trying to build up enough nerve to make a dust collector, but really haven’t begun yet.


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#6 posted 02-19-2012 03:48 AM

Great job! I like the cart with the bungee cords, that’s a great idea!

-- If I could just get this whole "Time/Money" problem figured out...

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 04:38 AM

Great job. What makes it good? There must be certain angles that need to be maintained for the centrifical forces to work. Please enlighten me

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 04:53 AM

madts, look here:

-- Andrew - Albany. NY

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