Dust Collection Cart

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With a small shop that doubles as a garage, I need equipment that can easily be moved out of the way. I’ve used a shop vac with HEPA filter and collection bag for years and purchased one of Rockler’s dust collectors (which does a great job with the TS, router table, sanders, etc.).

While they work great, they were a little unwieldy to move around, so I went through the scrap bin and assembled a cart to corral both items. I used furring strips to partition off each item, which helps to keep them in place on the cart. I left space between them to keep the hose. Since my shop vac had a storage area, I didn’t need to make space for vac accessories. I bolted on four 2” swivel casters (two with brakes) which makes it easy to roll it around and get it out of the way when done. It’s also easy to sweep the floor at the end of the day, as it rolls behind me, all self-contained rather than rolling around separately.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

5 comments so far

View JesseTutt's profile


792 posts in 697 days

#1 posted 640 days ago

Great idea. I have heard that some of the pre vacuum separators cause loss in suction. Have you noticed a drop in ability to pickup shavings?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

View Puffin's profile


22 posts in 1234 days

#2 posted 640 days ago

Nice! I really like the little storage niches on the side and in between for hoses and odd attachments. How do you like the Rockler dust separator? I’ve been wanting to buy/make one.

View workerinwood's profile


2704 posts in 1654 days

#3 posted 640 days ago

Good job!! I will be building something similar soon, just got the Dust Deputy from Oneida. It works great, but needs to be stabilized. Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

View WoodworkGuy's profile


60 posts in 1381 days

#4 posted 640 days ago

In response to others thus far:

Jesse and Puffin: I really like the dust separator. It does a nice job and picks up most everything. As long as the pleated filter is clean (which the collection bag inside the shop vac helps with. It works great.

Jack: I have seen several caddys for the Dust Deputy. Check WOOD and Woodsmith, I think they’ve had ideas for that.

-- Making sawdust and memories through woodworking.

View DonB's profile


216 posts in 1279 days

#5 posted 637 days ago

Jack, I just finished a caddy for my dust deputy. Check out DonB. Many styles available like this one from woodworkguy.

-- DonB

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