|Project by DaveTPilot||posted 03-07-2013 02:06 AM||1557 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
I finally added a pull-out bin for my Dust Collector Bin. One thing that I noticed is, although this system works VERY well, the dust and chips collected in the front left corner of the bin as seen in the 3rd picture. This was true even before I added the pull-out bin. The problem with that is, the window would show that the bin was full when in fact it was only about 1/3 full.
I added a “fence” in an attempt to break the swirling action that drove the debris to the front left corner. I would love to tell you that I used my vast knowledge and understanding of physics and mechanics, (said with tongue in cheek), but the truth is…the first thing I tried…worked, by shear luck. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good!
The last photo shows how the chips spread around evenly in the pull-out bin.
A few people have asked if this system still works well and would I do it again or go another route. I can say without any apprehension that I would absolutely use this solution again. It was so easy and quick to build and far exceeds any expectations that I had.
When I designed it, I expected it to work and that it would increase the efficiency of the separator by keeping the trash can empty thereby allowing it to perform like a poor man’s cyclone. I never expected it to collect 98% of everything I throw at it! I am still amazed whenever I empty the bin to see the amount of fine, talcum-like dust that never makes it to the collector bags.
Thanks for looking.
Note: In case you are wondering what the white debris is in the bin…it is pvc shavings from cutting pipes for the DC system.
UPDATE: The “fence” in the bin didn’t work all that well after all. It worked well for a small amount of debris then everything started collecting in the corner. I just removed it.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com