|Project by LexWoodWorks||posted 04-26-2012 09:21 PM||10813 views||31 times favorited||15 comments|
Thein Top Hat Separator gets married to a 16” Clear Vue impeller & blower housing with a 5hp Leeson motor.
The result is a DC that outperforms the “short” cyclones from the major manufacturers for a fraction of the cost. In addition, when I get my dream shop one of these days with tall ceilings and natural sunlight…I’ll just unbolt the Thein Top Hat and bolt on the cyclone. Although the way the thing separates out the large and small dust…I just might not “upgrade”. We’ll see…time will tell.
Enjoy the pics…I’m going to do a full write up when I get a free moment that summarizes the positives and negatives surrounding the project.
Credit where credit is due: Phil Thien & Bill Pentz have done more to educate the woodworking world on the ill effects of wood dust and how you can mitigate it than all of the alleged “experts” (FWW, Delta, Jet, Oneida, PSI etc) combined. If you really want to know the truth about dust see:
Bill Pentz’s website:
Phil Thien’s website:
-- the lyf so short the craft so long to lerne