Super Charged Shop Vacuum

  • Advertise with us
Project by EdK posted 04-05-2013 08:13 AM 2822 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

SOOOOOOOOO much dust. Wow this is a fun hobby but it sure is dusty. I adapted the cart from ShopNotes issue 109 to fit my vacuum and homemade separator. I connected the vac and separator with 2” PVC and made a boom arm to keep the hose from dragging the floor. This made it easier to connect to my circular saw, sander and other tools. It is easy to maneuver around the shop. I am in the process of getting set up so my shop is a little mixed up right now.

-- Ed

6 comments so far

View Oldtool's profile


2362 posts in 1611 days

#1 posted 04-05-2013 10:17 AM

Slick setup, nice work.
Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

View Buche's profile


69 posts in 2369 days

#2 posted 04-05-2013 12:53 PM

Looks really good. but it looks like you could shorten the pipe to the boom quite a bit and maybe eliminate one of the 90 degree bends. better suction that way.


View cjwelch's profile


10 posts in 1300 days

#3 posted 04-05-2013 02:12 PM

I really like the boom arm. Great idea to make great dust collection as convenient as possible.

View Ken90712's profile


16864 posts in 2609 days

#4 posted 04-05-2013 05:32 PM

Cool project.. I had one kinda like it and just out grew it. But made this with plans out of shopnotes if i remember correctly. Well done vacuum

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View ChuckC's profile


821 posts in 2355 days

#5 posted 04-05-2013 05:34 PM

I count 6 90’s. That’s a lot. Can’t the pipe leaving the can (inlet) just go straight up to the boom?

View EdK's profile


2 posts in 1298 days

#6 posted 04-06-2013 01:33 AM

Thanks guys for the complements. Hi Buche & ChuckC. I used PVC between the vac and cyclone instead of the vac hose to cut down on the restriction the standard flexible shop vac hose would add. The cyclone is just sitting on the top of the orange bucket and it will not support the boom. The reason I ran the PVC to the base is stability of the boom. I will think about other ways to eliminate 90’s and if I find any that work I will repost this.
Thank you for your comments.

-- Ed

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics