|Project by Drifter||posted 331 days ago||3851 views||13 times favorited||13 comments|
After seeing the many posts and watching some of the videos that demonstrate the use and advantages of having a dust separator I decided to make one for myself. I already had the shopvac and the bucket – 5 gallon for now – so I stopped by the local tool store the other day and picked up some dust collector parts and swung by the plumbing supply store as well.
Here is the completed project – As you can see from the pics, typically your filter will get quite clogged. Now, with the separator the can and filter stay relatively clean – based upon the size and quantity of debris you suck up at any given time.
I am quite happy with the results and eventually I will likely build a larger version.
I wrote a blog that shows a little more here here.
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