|Project by revanson11||posted 420 days ago||1907 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
In my unending efforts to have an environmentally friendly shop (clean air) I decided that it was finally time to look at replacing my 25 year old Sears shop vac. Sears stopped making filters for this unit a couple of years after I got it so since then I just take the filter outside and bang it against a tree to knock the dust out of it. Not a good idea to use this unit as it tended to expel some of the dust into the shop. I didn’t want to get a new shop vac until I got around to making a chip separator but could never decide what to use as a bucket. I wanted to have something that had more capacity than a 5 or 6 gallon bucket. Well, when the old shop vac gave up its life I realized that I had a perfect bucket so to speak. Here I have a 16 gallon container that has a nice edge that is easy to make a top for that is fairly air tight and has castors. So it looks like I can now get a new Ridgid shop vac to pair up with my new chip separator.